Sybarite5 and Miracles of Modern Science
Monday, June 3, 2013 2:25 PM
Sybarite5 and Miracles of Modern Science are both string chamber groups who are making a grand splash on the music scene by combining classical music with pop and rock.
Sybarite5 is the first string quintet selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history. Their dynamic performance style takes you on a journey from Mozart to Radiohead.
Miracles of Modern Science is praised by NPR, Paste and has landed on the year-end best-of lists for Wired and BPM. Their music pushes the boundaries between classical, folk, indie, pop, and takes rock music to new levels.
Saturday, June 8: Sybarite5
Doors at 6:30pm / Show at 7:30pm
Doors at 9:30pm / Show at 10:00pm
Meld your favorite rock band and a dose of popular music with classical 5-piece chamber group, and you get Sybarite5! Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, their eclectic repertoire and original covers galvanize the audience at each performance. Touring around such places as Library of Congress, Aspen Music Festival, and in New York at Lincoln Center, they have also played for his Holiness, the Dalai Lama. In 2011, they became the first string quintet selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history. Sybarite5 will transform the perception of chamber music for every listener, playing everything from Mozart to Radiohead through Dvorak and Led Zeppelin. Their work has been praised by The Washington Post, Strings Magazine and The Sarasota Herald Tribune. During their debut performance at SubCulture, they will perform songs from their five-track EP disc, Disturb the Silence which made its debut at number 11 on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart as well as their recent Radiohead covers album Everything In Its Right Place. www.sybarite5.org Tix: $25/advance $30/day of show
Friday, June 21: Miracles of Modern Science
Doors at 6:30pm / Show at 7:30pm
Miracles of Modern Science may not be a typical rock band, but there is no doubt that they rock! The NPR and Paste-acclaimed band, comprised of five chamber musicians, pushes the boundaries between classical, folk, indie, pop, and rock music to new levels, leading to an explosive yet blissful sound of “orchestral rock”. The joyful gang finds its roots at Princeton University, where vocalist/double bassist Evan Younger and mandolinist Josh Hirshfeld shared a hall their freshman year. Conductor-by-day cellist Geoff McDonald, Aussie violinist Kieran Ledwidge, and drummer Tyler Pine soon joined the band to create MOMS as we know it today. Their debut Dog Year ended up on year-end best-of lists for Wired and BPM. MOMS will perform tracks from their new follow up EP, MEEMS, at SubCulture, alongside completely acoustic covers – think a violin and mandolin driven version of Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” and 90s track “She Drives Me Crazy” from Fine Young Cannibals. The sounds of the evening will resemble pop music, but you’ll be able to sense the band ripping apart and rearranging its underlying mechanics like mad scientists. www.miraclesofmodernscience.com Tix: $12