Since 2007, the organizers behind the 5 Boroughs Music Festival have presented more than 50 traditional and contemporary chamber music programs throughout New York City.
This Saturday, May 13, you can catch one of these performances at the Lafayette Presbyterian Church (85 South Oxford Street) in Fort Greene.
With a commitment to diverse programming and musical outreach, the mission of the 5 Boroughs Music Festival is to introduce new audiences to affordable, world-class chamber music performances throughout the city. The organization works with local cultural institutions to showcase up-and-coming musicians as well as established artists, from New York City and beyond.
5 Boroughs challenges the perceptions of “chamber music” by presenting traditional classical music alongside a wide range of musical styles—including early music to contemporary works, art song recitals, and various non-classical forms.
To close its tenth anniversary season, 5 Boroughs Music Festival is hosting two performances by the acclaimed baroque ensemble Quicksilver. The first show is happening on Friday, May 12 at the King Manor Museum in Jamaica, Queens (tickets $15, $10 senior/student), and the second performance will take place Saturday, May 13 at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (tickets $25, $15 senior/student).
The program, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Chamber Works from Moravia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and beyond, explores the music of the 17th-century—folk music and early modern chamber music, including rarely performed works by the composers Johann Joseph Fux, Nicolaus Kempis, Marcin Mielczewski, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and Philippe van Wichel.
Julie Andrijeski (violin) and Robert Mealy (violin) lead Quicksilver and the ensemble features Dominic Teresi (dulcian), Avi Stein (harpsichord), and Charles Weaver (theorbo and guitar).
Visit 5bmf.org to learn more about the concerts and to purchase tickets.