For its next event on the Ovations! series, the Lively Arts
at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host Sybarite5, the first string quintet to be
selected as winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition,
on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Melding a variety of musical disciplines
ranging from classical works to contemporary rock, this unique group of young
artists will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second
floor of John Sutton Hall.
From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5 offers an eclectic
repertoire and dynamic performance style.
Beginning the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of
talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on a ride that engages the
senses and redefines the rules. Comprised
of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura
Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, Sybarite5 continues to expand the
perception of chamber music performance.
Originally formed at the Aspen Music Festival, Sybarite5 was
the first string quintet admitted to the Aspen Advanced String Quartet Studies
program, where they worked with Earl Carlyss of the Juilliard Quartet, bassist
Edgar Meyer, and the Cavani, American, and Ying quartets. Currently, they
continue their tenure at the Aspen Music Festival in a new capacity as its Alumni
Recent performance highlights include the Library of
Congress and in New York at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Tishman
Auditorium, and Bohemian National Hall. Through its Alternative Venues Initiative, the quintet has also
performed at such diverse locations as Galapagos Artspace, the Apple Store, the
Core Club, and the Cutting Room. The group has also performed on the CBS Early Show and for his Holiness
the Dalai Lama.
Tickets for this March 11 event are available
now at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or online at
IUPTickets.com. They can also be
purchased by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313. Remaining tickets can be purchased at
the door starting 45 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $20 for regular
admission, $16 for senior citizens and groups of 15 ore more, and $12 for
students and children.
Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents
nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually. More information on this and other
events within the Lively Arts is available by calling (724)
The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations
through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student
March 11, 20148:00 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
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. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world.
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