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Tara Hoot

District5 is a DC-based wind quintet unafraid to program the seemingly impossible. For over a decade, they have challenged and rewarded audiences with their distinct blend of powerful music, engaging storytelling, and commitment to under-represented composers. “The QUEEN-tet Project: a Symphonic Drag Story Hour” is a collaboration between Tara Hoot, an award-winning DC-based drag queen, and District5, creating a novel exploration into unconventional storytelling through the melding of drag and classical music.

District5, 2024 Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant
Pictured: Tara Hoot