Five by Five

fivebyfive is a Rochester NY-based quintet formed in 2015 with a mission to engage audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of modern chamber music by commissioning, arranging and performing a wide range of works for its instrumentation. The group performs works of today’s leading composers, supports emerging composers from around the world, and collaborates with artists across the disciplines. Through its workshops and educational concerts, fivebyfive aims to spark young people’s unlimited creative potential and inspire a deeper understanding of today’s chamber music. With a commitment to accessibility, fivebyfive performs in a variety of settings, offering affordable or free programming and sensory-friendly events. The winner of the 2018 Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist Program and a New Music USA grant recipient for its commissioning project for new works inspired by the stained-glass artist Judith Schaechter, fivebyfive recently was awarded a second New Music USA project grant for an upcoming collaboration with the George Eastman Museum, commissioning new works inspired by photographer James Welling’s collection “Choreograph.” fivebyfive became a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 2017. fivebyfive Laura Lentz (flute) Marcy Bacon (clarinet) Sungmin Shin (electric guitar) Eric J. Polenik (bass) Haeyeun Jeun (piano)

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