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District5
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Laura Kaufman Mowry, Flute
Alison Lowell, Oboe
Zack Gauvain, Clarinet
Laura Crook Brisson, Horn
Eddie Rumzis, Bassoon
Contact
Laura Crook Brisson


Address
8311 Garland Ave Apt 6
Takoma Park, MD, 20912
Phone
(630) 650-9074

Additional Info
Year Founded
2013
Repertoire
Classical, New Music
Size
Quintet
Instrumentation
Woodwind

Specializing in contemporary works and original transcriptions, District5 has developed a unique repertoire that showcases the virtuosity, colors, and endless possibilities of the wind quintet. District5 has recently performed at the U.S. Department of State, the Barns at Wolf Trap, Capital Fringe: Music in the Library, the Washington Arts Club, NextNOW Fest, and on the Common Tone and Kent Chamber Series. They gave the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's ROTARY Woodwind Quintet in 2014. Upcoming projects include the release of our first album where we recorded David Plylar's transcription of the complete Chopin preludes, as well as a collaboration with the Embassy of Cyprus to showcase the music of composer Evis Sammoutis.

News

08.31.2017

We enjoyed a very open, curious, + experimental workshop with Evis Sammoutis earlier this Fall, where we dove immediately into multiphonics, limitations, + blending possibilities. The highlight was a trip to Home Depot, where the clarinet mouthpiece had the most success with getting sounds out of PVC pipes! 

06.04.2017

We're going to do something that no wind quintet has ever done before: record the complete Chopin preludes transcribed for wind quintet! We've launched a Kickstarter to help fundraise this project. Join us!