CONCORD NATIVE RETURNS TO PERFORM WITH ACCLAIMED STRING QUINTET
April 14th 2012, 7:30pm April 15th 2012, 3:30pm First Parish in Concord 20 Lexington Road
Following a sold out concert last spring, Concord native and violinist Sarah Whitney returns to First Parish in Concord with her award winning New York-based string quintet, SYBARITE5 for TWO genre-busting shows on April 14th & 15th 2012.
Winner of the prestigious 2011 Concert Artist Guild competition, SYBARITE5 is taking audiences around the US by storm. From Radiohead to Mozart, this diverse group of talented musicians has changed the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment that their bows hit the strings, the audience is taken on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.
"SYBARITE5 is a New York based group of gifted young string musicians who have gained a reputation for juxtaposing the likes of Stravinsky with Radiohead, or Dvorák with Led Zeppelin. But that doesn't even begin to describe the range of their eclecticism or the depth of their repertoire." - Greg Cahill, Strings Magazine
Whitney, an alumna of Concord-Carlisle High School, studied violin in the preparatory divisions of the New England Conservatory and was concertmaster of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, before continuing her musical studies at the University of Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Music and ultimately joining up with Sybarite5 while at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Her parents Alan and Lois Whitney still live in Concord, and she has returned frequently to give well attended solo recitals in the area.
Comprised of Sarah Whitney, and Sami Merdinian violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 invades Concord on April 14th & 15th 2012.