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From Romantic to Radiohead: Sybarite5

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Sybarite5. Photograph by Braun & Tomlinson. Courtesy

The Music Division’s renowned concert program has something for the seasoned concert goer and the young music aficionado alike – often on the same evening. Nowhere is this broad spectrum more apparent than with Sybarite5,  who as one critic notes is “not your grandfather’s string quartet.”  This eclectic group of string players juxtapose Classical, Romantic, and contemporary works. On Saturday, December 18th, Sybarite5 will bring their envelope-pushing repertoire to Washington. The walls of the Coolidge Auditorium will resound with their interpretations of Dvořák and Mozart, as well as re-imagined arrangements of Radiohead in a program that thrusts chamber music into the future.  The members of the group will be performing on Stradivari instruments from the Library’s  collection – this may be the first time the songs of Radiohead have been performed on a Stradivarius! Watch the group perform Radiohead’s “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box” (arr. Paul Kim) on YouTube.

DVOŘÁK: String Quintet in G Major, op. 77
MOZART: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
PIAZZOLLA: Three Tangos
Selections from the Radiohead Remixed Project

6:15 pm – Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Pre-concert presentation: “The Future of Music” – Tod Machover, composer; Director, MIT Media Lab

Tickets are available for a nominal service charge from Ticketmaster. Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged to try for stand-by tickets on the evening of the concert starting at 6:30 pm.

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