Sybarite5 is on the move! We spent the month of July in Aspen, CO where we returned for a fourth summer as the official Alumni Ensemble of the Aspen Music Festival and School. While there, we performed and rehearsed nearly every day, and also recorded the final four tracks of our upcoming Radiohead Remixed album. We were lucky enough to record in the unparalleled acoustics of Harris Concert Hall, and to work once more with our wonderful engineer and friend, Michael Mermagen. After Aspen we Read the rest of this entry »
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The 2011-2012 Season is coming to a close for Sybarite5, and we are looking forward to a packed summer and fall! It has been an incredible year for us: We were winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and started work with a wonderful new management team. We staged a three-concert New York residency at the cell, incorporating video into our programming for the first time. We gave several world premieres, including a piece written for us by the formidable young composer Mohammed Fairouz. We communicated with and performed for thousands of students through outreach activities all over the country; in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts and more. We collaborated with a 100-piece chorus for the first time, bringing a new dimension to the Radiohead Remixed project. We were heard a bunch on the radio, broadcast nationally on Performance Today. And, to boot, our bassist and founder Louis Levitt became a father for the first time! Read the rest of this entry »
by Stewart Oksenhorn The Aspen Times Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN — When Louis Levitt, a 19-year-old bass student at the Cincinnati Conservatory, first came to the Aspen Music School, in 1997, he expected to get an education in bowing technique; fingering; and the standard orchestral repertoire of Beethoven and Mozart, and the not-so-standard repertoire for double bass, especially works by Bach, Dvorák and Bottesini. What he didn’t expect was that his Aspen training would include lessons in crowd control; figuring out what to do when rain intrudes on a concert; and the repertoire of Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.
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