MISSION OF GROUP
fivebyfive's mission is to engage audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of modern chamber music by commissioning, arranging and performing a wide range of works for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass and piano. Forging a variety of community partnerships and presenting interactive educational programs, fivebyfive brings audience participation and music born out of today’s culture to concert halls and classrooms. Our school educational programs encourage the creativity of K-12 students through exposure of today’s music, structured group improvisations and side-by-side performances.
fivebyfive began as a project idea in 2015 to perform music by Brooklyn, NY based composer Missy Mazzoli and evolved into the present quintet with Laura Lentz (flute), Marcy Bacon (clarinet), Sungmin Shin (electric guitar), Eric Polenik (bass) and Haeyeun Jeun (piano), which now commissions, arranges and performs music for its instrumentation. Since forming, the group has been invited to perform at University at Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Fringe Festival, Nazareth College, the Little Theater, SUNY Brockport, George Eastman House, and the Memorial Art Gallery, as well as a live radio performance on WXXI’s program “Live from Hochstein”. The group has presented educational programs to hundreds of K-12 students at the School of the Arts, Canandaigua Academy, Calkins Road Middle School, Allendale Columbia, Twelve Corners Middle School, Edison Technical College and HS, East HS and School No. 3 in Rochester. fivebyfive became a 501(c)3 not-for-profit public charity in May of 2017. In June 2017 the Farash Foundation generously awarded fivebyfive a gift award for its work.
We focus on: Arts and Culture, Education
Where we are: Monroe
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