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"Their rock star status...is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience...” That is how the Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, the first group of its kind to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.
Dubbed the "Millennial Kronos," SYBARITE5’s eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad combined with its commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. The quintet’s debut album, Disturb the Silence, quickly reached the top ten on the Billboard charts. The group’s follow-up album, Everything in its Right Place, was released at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. SYBARITE5 recently completed its latest album, Outliers, featuring all new works from American composers.
This dynamic quartet presents Outliers in its upcoming performance at the Ent Center for the Arts. The group expands on the program’s inspirations:
“SYBARITE5 is always on the lookout for new tunes and composers that speak with a unique and relevant voice. Outliers is a celebration of works written for us by our favorite composers, and friends we’ve met traveling the world performing the music we love. Sybarite5 plays the music of Andy Akiho, William Brittelle (Future Shock), Kenji Bunch, Shawn Conley, Michael Gilbertson, Jessica Meyer, Marc Mellits, Brandon Ridenour, Steven Snowden, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Dan Visconti paired with the group’s favorite works of Armenian folk music, Piazzolla, and Radiohead.”
With the Artist Series’s second season, UCCS Presents continues bringing the best performing artists to Colorado Springs. Tickets are still available for this lively performance in the Chapman Foundations Recital Hall- get yours here.