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Cellist Laura Metcalf, lauded for her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine) enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. She is the cellist of acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5 who won the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and has performed sold-out concerts at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center and many other venues worldwide. Sybarite5 made its Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in 2012, and their album “Disturb the Silence” recently reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Charts. Laura also performs regularly as a solo recitalist, most recently as a guest artist of the inaugural season of the New England Chamber Music Festival. She was featured as a soloist with the One World Symphony playing an arrangement of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for cello and orchestra and has also been a soloist with the Laredo Philharmonic, the Ensemble 212 Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa.

In 2011 Laura was appointed to the cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, with whom she has performed in venues in New York, New Jersey, Alaska, California, Minnesota, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Michigan , Wisconsin , Ohio and Missouri, most recently being presented by the Eastman School of Music at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY. Their albums routinely sell in the tens of thousands worldwide, and they premiered an original concerto featuring the group as soloists with the Laredo Philharmonic in 2013. Laura was appointed to the conductorless string ensemble Salome Chamber Orchestra, with whom she appears in Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Laura performs regularly as a duo with renowned classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, with whom she toured Australia in 2013, performing recitals throughout the country. As a member of Ten O'Clock Classics, a four-piece collective of soloists committed to performance and outreach, she toured to 27 cities nationwide in 2010. She is also a member of the Tarab Cello Ensemble, a group of 8 cellists with whom she has performed in the U.S. and Mexico. She has appeared on the Festival Chamber Music series at Weill and Merkin Concert Halls, and with the Elysium Chamber Ensemble at the Tenri Institute, collaborating with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Currently she enjoys a regular collaboration with pianist David Oei and violinist Eriko Sato as the LED trio. With acclaimed cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton she performed at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC and in the French Institute:Alliance Francaise 2008 Fall Festival. She has also performed chamber music in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, the Chateau de Fontainebleau in France, the French Consulate of New York, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Bruno Walter Auditorium, and many other venues.

In 2009 Laura formed the Ansonia Trio, who won the Grand Prize in the 2009 Rutenberg Competition at the University of South Florida The trio was praised for its "tremendous musical range" and "consummate skill." Prior to the Ansonia Trio she was a member of the Stella Piano Trio, who were the top-ranked North American Ensemble in the 2007 ARD Munich Competition and won the Artists International auditions.

Laura is a regular visitor to the IMS Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England, where she is routinely invited to take part in the Open Chamber Music Seminar. Other festival appearances include the Aspen, Taos and Sarasota Music Festivals, the London Masterclasses, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau (France). She has performed in masterclasses for Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum, Colin Carr, Pamela Frank, Paul Katz, and many others.

Outside of the classical realm, Laura has appeared on the David Letterman Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Today Show and The View with such artists as John Legend, Donna Summer, Clay Aiken, Chromeo and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. She has performed numerous times at the South by Southwest Rock Festival and the US Open Tennis Tournament, has performed at and recorded music for New York Fashion Week, and performed with DJ Spooky , most recently at the 2011 international conference of The Economist magazine hosted by Alec Baldwin. She appeares regularlywith acclaimed Irish singer and composer Julie Feeney , both playing cello and singing backup vocals.

Laura received her Master of Music degree in May 2006 from the Mannes College of Music, where she studied with Timothy Eddy and was awarded the James E. Hughes award for excellence in performance. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University's College of Fine Arts, where, as recipient of the prestigious Trustee Scholarship, she won the 2003 Solo Bach Competition.

A devoted educator, Laura has given career-guidance presentations at the Eastman School of Music, the Hartt School of Music and Oklahoma State University. She served on the faculty of Opus 118 Harlem School of Music from 2006-2011, through which she also founded the first-ever cello program in New York’s Public School 129, and is currently a private cello teacher and chamber music coach for students of all ages as well as a faculty member of the New York Summer Music Festival.



















Upcoming Performances

Past Performances

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Viennese Evening @ Newport Music Festival
The Breakers Mansion
Newport, RI
Performing music of Lehar, Strauss and Suppe with artists of the Newport Music Festival.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Connoisseur Concert @ Newport Music Festival
Redwood Library
Newport, RI
Performing Mendelssohn's D Minor Piano Trio with Eugene Tzikindelean, violin and Tim Carey, piano at the Newport Music Festival.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Morning Mozart @ Newport Music Festival
The Elms Tent
Newport, RI
Performing Mozart chamber music with Tim Carey, piano at the Newport Music Festival

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Strauss Series @ Newport Music Festival
Casino Theatre
Newport, RI
Performing chamber music by Richard Strauss with Corinne Chapelle and Grazia Raimondi, violins, David Quiggle, viola and Luigi Piovano, cello at the Newport Music Festival.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Bach Anniversary @ Newport Music Festival
Casino Theatre
Newport, RI
Performing chamber music of C.P.E Bach with Goran Marcusson, flute, Corinne Chapelle, violin and David Quiggle, viola.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mozart Evening @ Newport Music Festival
Casino Theatre
Newport, RI
Performing chamber music by Mozart with Livia Sohn and Eugene Tzikindelean, violins, David Quiggle, viola and Michael Endres, piano at the Newport Music Festival.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Guitar & Friends @ Newport Music Festival
Casino Theatre
Newport, RI
Performing Legnani and Part with guitarist Rupert Boyd at the Newport Music Festival

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
Break of Reality @ Solar Fest
Tinmouth, VT
Break of Reality performs on the main stage of the Vermont music festival!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Green Lake Music Festival
Thrasher Opera House
Green Lake, WI
Sybarite5 makes its first appearance at the beautiful Green Lake Music Festival.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Sybarite5 in Bryant Park
Bryant Park
New York, NY
Chamber Music America presents Sybarite5 on their "New Music in Bryant Park." This concert features the NYC premiere of Andy Akiho's "Revolve" which was commissioned by a generous grant from CMA.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Caramoor Festival
Spanish Courtyard, Caramoor Festival
Katonah, NY
Sybarite5 performs on Caramoor's "Introductions" series.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Chamber Music @ Smalls Jazz Club
Smalls
New York, NY
Performing music of Faure, Dvorak and Dohanyi with David Oei and Helene Jeanney, piano, Eriko Sato, violin and Nina Monfredo, viola.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014
Grace Cloutier @ Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall @ Carnegie Hall
New York. NY
Performing with harpist Grace Cloutier on her "Grace Cloutier and Friends" recital.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Salome Chamber Ensemble
New York, NY
End-of-the-year concert with the Salome Chamber Orchestra.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Recital with Rupert Boyd, guitar
private residence
New York, NY
Laura and Rupert perform guitar/cello duos and solos in a beautiful NYC private home. Email laura@laurametcalf.com for details and reservations.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Break of Reality @ Union Pool
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY
Break of Reality performs in a benefit to raise funds and awareness for Sugar Mutts Rescue, a dog-rescue facility.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Performing with Nas
SuperSport Stadium
Johannesburg, South Africa
Perfoming with legendary rapper Nas selections from his debut album "Illmatic" on the 20th anniversary of its release.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: School Outreach Performance
St. Cassian School
Upper Montclair, NJ
Performing chamber music for students as part of CMS's outreach program.

Monday, June 2, 2014
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: School Outreach Performance
Woodrow Wilson School
Weehawken, NJ
Performing chamber music for students as part of CMS's outreach program.

Friday, May 30, 2014
Chamber Music in CT
Round Hill Community Church
Greenwich, CT
Laura plays Prokofiev cello sonata and Ravel piano trio with Curys Beroukhim, violin and Eugene Sirotkine, piano.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: School Outreach Performance
PS52
Pefroming chamber music for students as part of CMS's outreach program.

May 15, 2014-May 23
Sybarite5 @ Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Osaka, Japan
Sybarite5 has been selected to compete in the 2014 Osaka chamber music competition in Japan!

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May 6-11, 2014
Sybarite5 Presents: FORWARD FESTIVAL
Sarasota, FL
Sybarite5 launches the inaugural season of our newest project: the Forward Festival is a new portable chamber music festival that will be repeated in many other places across the country!

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Sybarite5 in Louisiana
Shearman Fine Arts
Lake Charles, LA
Sybarite5 perfoms on the Banners series at the McNeese State University. Our first Louisiana appearance!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Break of Reality Tour: Henderson, NV
Green Valley High School
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Break of Reality Tour: Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert, AZ
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Break of Reality Tour: Salt Lake City, UT
Murray Theater
Salt Lake City, UT
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Break of Reality Tour: Denver, CO
Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Early College
Denver, CO
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Break of Reality: Edmond, OK
Edmond North High School
Edmond, OK
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Break of Reallity Tour: Austin, TX
McCallum High School
Austin, TX
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Break of Reality @ JamFest
Victoria, TX
Break of Reality performs in an outdoor family music festival in Texas!

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Performing with pianist Malek Jandali
College of New Jersey
Ewing Township, NJ
Laura performs trios for piano, cello and oud by Syrian composer/pianist Malek Jandali to benefit the children of Syria.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Johns Hopkins University
Evergreen Museum & Library
Baltimore, MD
Sybarite wraps up a mini-tour by making our Maryland debut!

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Bucknell University
Weis Center
Lewisburg, PA
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Ohio University
Baker Center Theater
Athens, OH
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sybarite5 @ University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Sybarite5's Ohio debut!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Sybarite5 @ University of Indianapolis
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Sybarite5's Indiana debut!

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Music of DJ Spooky @ Nili Lotan Fashion Show
Nili Lotan
New York, NY
Performing the music of DJ Spooky during Nili Lotan's collection presentetion.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014
ACME @ Montclair State University
Alexander Kasser Theatre
Montclair, NJ
Performing with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble providing live original music for ATOMOS, a new dance work by Wayne Mcgregor.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
ACME @ Montclair State University
Alexander Kasser Theatre
Montclair, NJ
Performing with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble providing live original music for ATOMOS, a new dance work by Wayne Mcgregor.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014
ACME @ Montclair State University
Alexander Kasser Theatre
Montclair, NJ
Performing with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble providing live original music for ATOMOS, a new dance work by Wayne Mcgregor.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
Break of Reality @ SubCulture
New York, NY
Due to overwhelming demand, Break of Reality repeats our CD release show for a second night in a row!

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Break of Reality @ SubCulture
SubCulture
New York, NY
Break of Reality celebrates the release of it's newest album, "Ten" at the popular new NYC venue.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sybarite5 @ The Lively Arts
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
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Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Hering Auditorium
Hering Auditorium
Fairbanks, AK
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Saturday, March 8, 2014
Cello Masterclass @ University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
Laura gives a masterclass to selected cello students at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Sybarite5 @ The Blue Loon Fairbanks
The Blue Loon
Fairbanks, AK
Sybarite5's Alaska debut!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sybarite5 @ University of Wisconsin
Broadbeck Concert Hall
Plateville, WI
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Salome @ Carnegie Hall
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Salome Chamber Orchestra performs a benefit concert for the Luzerne Music Center.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014
Ballet Academy East Benefit @ Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey Studios
New York, NY
Performing music for harp, cello and violin with harpist Grace Cloutier and violinist Sarah Whitney.

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February 14-15, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Rosemary Beach, FL
Sybarite5 performs two concerts in collaboration with the Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Rosemary Beach, FL.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Pefroming with Sarah Joy Miller @ Le Poisson Rouge
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
Performing works of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and more!
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February 8, 2014
Sybarite5 @ WPAS
Sixth & I Hostoric Synagogue
Washington, DC
Sybarite5 returns to the Washington Performing Arts Society for the second time.

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February 6, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Hartt School of Music
Millard Auditorium @ University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Sybarite5 performs in West Hartford, CT (my hometown!!) on the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series.

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February 1, 2014
House Concert: Schumann and Franck
New York, NY
PErforming Franck's piano trio and Schumann's Fantasiestucke with violinist Cyrus Beroukhim and pianist Eugene Sirotkine.

Monday, January 27, 2014
Sybarite5 @ University of Tennesee
UTC Fine Arts Center
Chattanooga, TN
Sybarite5 performs in Tennesee for the first time ever!

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January 25, 2014
Sybarite5 @ Riverside Fine Arts
Jacksonville, FL
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January 17, 2014
Break of Reality @ Eastman Theatre
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Rochester, NY
Break of Reality celebrates 10 years of cello rock (and I celebrate my third anniversary with the group) by playing in Rochester's biggest music venue--Eastman Theatre!

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January 12, 2014
Sybarite5 APAP Showcase
DiMenna Center
New York, NY
Sybarite performs a showcase of music by Piazzolla, Visconti and Radiohead as part of the 2014 APAP Conference. Breakfast served!

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January 11, 2014
Break of Reality APAP Showcase
BB King's
New York, NY
Break of Relity showcases as part of APA Agency's roster.

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Break of Reality @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY
Break of Reality plays a FREE midnight show as part of Knitting Factory's new Free Fridays!

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December 13-23, 2013
Fun Home @ Public Theater
Public Theater
New York
Playing the cello part in the musical "Fun Home" for selected performances December 13-23.

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December 20, 2013
Salome Chamber Ensemble @ Metropolitan Museum
Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Salome performs the Brahms clarinet quintet arranged for string orchestra.

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December 18, 2013
Kylemore Abbey benefit concert with Julie Feeney
House of the Redeemer
New York, NY
Playing and singing backup with Irish singer Julie Feeney in a private event to benefit Ireland's Kylemore Abbey.

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December 12, 2013
Sybarite5 @ the cell
the cell theatre
New York, NY
Sybarite5 's last concert of the year features the world premiere of "Yann's Flight" by Shawn Conley.

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December 8, 2013
Sybarite5 @ East Meadow Library
East Meadow Public Library
East Meadow, New York
Sybarite5 returns to East Meadow for the second time in 2013!

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November 24, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Parker Arts
PACE
Parker, CO
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November 22, 2013
Sybarite5 in Gillette, WY
CAM-PLEX
Gilette, WY
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November 20, 2013
Sybarite5 @ University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Sybarite5's residency at UWYO concludes with public concert at BPCA Concert Hall.

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November 19, 2013
Sybarite5: New Music Idol
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Young cimposers who have composed short works for Sybarite5 compete for a chance to have their music performed by Sybarite5. A winner is chosen by audience vote!

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November 15-20, 2013
Sybarite5 Residency at University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Sybarite5 brings its signature program for young composers, "New Music Idol" to the University of Wyoming.

November 14, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Lincoln Center Fort Collins
Lincoln Center
Fort Collins, CO
Sybarite5 visits another Lincoln Center--in Colorado!

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November 10, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Quad Cities Visiting Artist Series
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College
Rock Island, IL
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November 4-10, 2013
Sybarite5 Residency in Quad Cities
Rock Island, IL
Sybarite5 will do a weeklong educational and performance residency in Illinois and Iowa.

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November 2, 2013
Sybarite5 in St. Thomas
The Forum
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Sybarite5 heads south for a concert in the Virgin Islands!

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October 19, 2013
Sybarite5 in Miami
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Cutler Bay, FL
Sybarite5 performs in a new Black Box venue in several back-to back concerts!

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October 19, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Black Box @ Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Cutler Bay, FL
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October 18, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Cabaret Series Miami
Black Box at the Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Cutler Bay, FL
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October 13, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
Church of the Messiah
Rhinebeck, NY
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October 13, 2013
Sybarite5 in Rhinebeck
Church of the Messiah
Rhinebeck, NY
Sybarite5 heads upstate for a concert in beautiful Rhinebeck!

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October 11, 2013
Sybarite5: New Music at the cell
the cell theatre
New York, NY
Sybarite5 performs new music for string quintet, including the world premiere of "Pop Rocks" by Eric Byers

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October 11, 2013
Sybarite5 @ the cell
the cell theatre
New York, NY
Sybarite5 kicks off the 2013-14 season with a concert at home! World premieres by Eric Byers and Daniel Roumain.

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October 8, 2013
Break of Reality @ Ohio University
Baker Center Theater
Athens, Ohio
www.breakofreality.com

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October 8, 2013
Break of Reality @ University of Ohio
University of Ohio
Athens, Ohio
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September 26, 2013
Gregg Kallor World Premiere
SubCulture
New York, NY
Laura gives the world premiere of Gregg Kallor's "Undercurrent" for cello and piano with the composer at the piano. www.greggkallor.com

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August 27-September 19, 2013
Australian Tour with Rupert Boyd, guitar
Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Shoalhaven, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Maryborough
Laura and Rupert present a 9-concert tour of Australia performing a duo recital program of works for cello and guitar including Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata, Part's "Spiegel im Spiegel" and Falla's "Seven Popular Spanish Songs." Full concert schedule available at www.rupertboyd.com.

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August 21, 2013
Concert with Rupert Boyd, guitar
SubCulture
New York, NY
Laura and Rupert play a set at the new music venue SubCulture. Repertoire will include music by Falla, Part, Gnatali and Schubert.

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August 18-19, 2013
New England Chamber Music Festival
Monteverdi Music School
Montpelier, VT
Laura serves as guest artist for the New England Chamber Music Festival, giving a masterclass and performing a recital with faculty pianist Marina Radiushina.

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August 9, 2013
Sybarite5 with Daniel Bernard Roumain
Strings Music Festival
Steamboat Springs, CO
Sybarite5 collaborates with composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

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August 7, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Strings Music Festival
Strings Music Festival
Steamboat Springs. CO
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July 21-August 3, 2013
New York Summer Music Festival
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
Laura joins the faculty of the New York Summer Music Festival for its last session of the summer, teaching private cello lessons and coaching chamber music.

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July 31, 2013
Carnival of the Animals @ NYSMF
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
performing Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" with colleagues from the New York Summer Music faculty

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July 25, 2013
Rachmaninoff Sonata @ NYSMF
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
performing Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata with Peter Miyamoto, piano, at the Faculty Concert for the New York Summer Music Festival

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July 13, 2013
Concert with Rupert Boyd, guitar
Carnegie Room @ Nyack Library
Nyack, NY
Watch the whole concert here: http://new.livestream.com/carnegieconcerts/AnEveningOfCelloAndGuitar

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July 2, 2013
Brian Landrus CD Release
Joe's Pub
New York, NY
Performing selections for jazz quintet and string quartet from Landrus's album "Mirage"

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June 14, 2013
Elsemble LPR
le poisson rouge
New York, NY
Ensemble LPR performs Wuorinen's Spin 5 with violinist Jennifer Koh, as well as Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

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June 13, 2013
Laura's Studio Recital
private event
New York, NY
Laura gets nervous as her private students perform in a recital!

June 12, 2013
performing with Julie Feeney
Joe's Pub
New York, NY
Laura performs with acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Julie Feeney for the release of her new album, "Clocks."

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June 8, 2013
Sybarite5 @ SubCulture
SubCulture
New York, NY
Sybarite5 performs at a brand new, downtown venue.

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June 5, 2013
Sybarite5 Recital @ ISB
Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Sybarite5 plays a recital at the International Society of Bassists annual convention.

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May 29, 2013
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Outreach Concert
New York, NY
performing string quartets for CMS outreach activities

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May 19, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Look and Listen Festival
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
New York, NY
Sybarite5 gives the world premiere of Joao Luiz's "Urbano" for string quintet.

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May 18, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Downtown Concert Series
Freehold, NY
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May 16, 2013
Chamber Orchestra of NY @ Carnegie Hall
Weill Hall @ Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
music by Wagner, Respighi, Haydn

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May 15, 2013
Sybarite5 @ UBS Atrium Series
Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center
Weehawken, NJ
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May 4, 2013
Salome Chamber Orchestra @ Met Museum
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Salome performs virtuosic violin works with soloists Philippe Quint and Chee-Yun

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May 3, 2013
Concert with John Legend
United Palace Theatre
New York, NY
Salome Chamber Orchestra performs with John Legend!

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April 27, 2013
Break of Reality in Rochester
Penfield High School Auditorium
Penfield, NY
Break of Reality returns to the Rochester area for a concert and mini-residency in Penfield, NY

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April 23, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Philips Exeter
Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, NH
Sybarite5 travels to New Hampshire for a concert and mini-residency at Phillips Exeter.

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April 20, 2013
Sybarite5 @ Caramoor
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Katonah, NY
Sybarite5 performs for a private event at the Caramoor Center

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April 18, 2013
Break of Reality @ University of Wisconsin
Brodbeck Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin Plateville
Plateville, WI
Break of Reality makes its second Wisconsin appearance this season!

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April 15, 2013
Sybarite5 CD Release Concert and Party!
the cell
New York, NY
Sybarite5 celebrates the release of our all-Radiohead CD "Everything In Its Right Place"!

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April 14, 2013
Sybarite5 @ East Meadow Library
East Meadow Library
East Meadow, LI
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April 5, 2013
Break of Reality in NYC
Stage 48
New York, NY
Break of Reality's first and only NYC appearance this season!

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April 4, 2013
Break of Reality in Midland Park
TBA
Midland Park, NJ
Break of Reality comes to NJ with outreach performances and a public evening concert.

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March 25, 2013
Break of Reality @ W Austin
W Hotel
Austin, TX
Break of Reality performs a concert for W's "Living Room Live"

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March 24, 2013
Break of Reality Concerto Premiere with Laredo Philharmonic!
Martinez Fine Arts Center
Laredo, TX
Break of Reality gives the world premiere of our own Patrick Laird's concerto for three cellos, percussion, and orchestra!

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March 23, 2013
Break of Reality
Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX
BoR's Texas tour continues with Del Mar College

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March 21, 2013
Break of Reality
Laredo Community College
Laredo, TX
Break of Reality returns to Laredo for a concert at Laredo Community College

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March 16, 2013
Break of Reality @ Bar Louie
Bar Louie
Austin, TX
Break of Reality performs a full show for SXSW.

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March 15, 2013
Break of Reality @ Lucky Lounge
Lucky Lounge
Austin, TX
Break of Reality plays a full show at Lucky Lounge for the second year in a row

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March 15, 2013
Break of Reality @ Pandora Showcase
Antone's
Austin, TX
Break of Reality performs a showcase for Pandora Radio at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Exact date, time, and venue TBA. sxsw.com.

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March 2, 2013
Sybarite5 in Lakewood
Lakewood Cultural Center
Lakewood, CO
Sybarite5 brings The Shuffle Effect to Colorado.

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March 1, 2013
Sybarite5 @ PAC3
PAC3 Carbondale
Carbondale, CO
Sybarite5 wraps up a 5-day residency in Aspen-area schools with this concert in Carbondale, at the same venue where we recorded two tracks from our new album!

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February 27, 2013
Sybarite5 at Basalt Library
Basalt Library
Basalt, CO
Sybarite5 returns to the Aspen, CO area for a winter concert!

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February 24, 2013
Sybarite5 in Lancaster, CA
Lancaster Performing Arts Center
Lancaster, CA
Sybarite5 performs a Sunday afternoon concert in Lancaster, just 45 minutes from Los Angeles.

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February 22, 2013
Sybarite5 at ArtPower!
The Loft
La Jolla, CA
Sybarite5 plays a concert at UCSD's newest music venue.

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February 17, 2013
Concert with guitarist Rupert Boyd @ Sunday Chatter Albuquerque
The Kosmos
Albuquerque, NM
Rupert and Laura will perform music by de Falla, Piazzolla, Part, Burgmuller and more.

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February 12, 2013
Debussy String Quartet @ Norwood Club
Norwood Club
New York, NY
with Gabrielle Fink and Rebekah Durham, violins; and Molly Carr, viola

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Sybarite5 in Reno
Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV
Sybarite5 performs on UNR's Performing Arts Series

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February 6, 2013
New Music Idol with Sybarite5
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
Sybarite5 presents the results of a collaboration with composition students from the University of Nevada: six short student compositions are performed and a winner is chosen by audience vote!

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February 2, 2013
Sybarite5 in South Milwaukee
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
South Milwaukee, WI
Sybarite5 performs The Shuffle Effect at SMPAC

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January 31, 2013
Sybarite5 on 98.7 WFMT Chicago
Chicago, IL
Sybarite5 performs live on WFMT's "Impromptu" program.

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January 28, 2013
Salome Chamber Orchestra @ New York Yacht Club
NY Yacht Club
New York, NY
Salome Performs "Eight Seasons" by Vivaldi and Piazzolla with David Aaron Carpenter, viola

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January 26, 2013
Brahms @ Carnegie Room Series
Nyack Library
Nyack, NY
with Mei-Ting Sun, piano and Boris Shpitalnik, clarinet

Brahms F Major Cello Sonata and Brahms Clarinet Trio
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January 22, 2013
Sybarite5 Outreach and Masterclass @ EWU
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
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January 16-20, 2013
Sybarite5 at Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival
Power House Theatre and Charles Smith Wines
Walla Walla, WA
Sybarite5 headlines the 2013 Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, and will perform our own repertoire as well as collaborate with other artists at the festival.

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January 14, 2013
Sybarite5 YPCA Showcase
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Sybarite5 is one of four ensembles/artists selected to take part in the Young Performers Career Advancement Program, which culminates in this Carnegie Hall showcase performance

Music by Piotr Szewczyk, Astor Piazzolla, Radiohead and Taraf de Haidouks
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January 12 and 13, 2013
Break of Reality APAP Showcases
Hilton New York
New York, NY
Break of Reality performs two showcases as part of the 2013 APAP Conference

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July 21-August 3, 2013
New York Summer Music Festival
SUNY Oneonta
Oneanta, NY
Laura joins the faculty of the New York Summer Music Festival for a two week session, teaching private cello lessons and chamber music.

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December 22, 2012
Salome Chamber Orchestra @ Met Museum
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum
New York, NY
www.salomechamber.org

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos 3, 5 and 6 with violinist Karen Gomyo
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November 29, 2012
Sybarite5
University of Arizona Crowder Hall
Tucson, AZ
performing on the UA Presents series

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November 17, 2012
Break of Reality
Edgerton Performing Arts Center
Edgerton, WI
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November 13, 2012
Sybarite5 Carnegie Hall Debut!
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Concert Artists Guild presents Sybarite5's debut in Zankel Hall! Program to include several world premieres.

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November 11, 2011
Sybarite5
Coe Hall
Oyster Bay, NY
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November 9, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Tri I Noon Concert Series
Rockefeller University
New York, NY
private event

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November 8, 2012
Sybarite5
Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts
Rahway, NJ
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November 5, 2012
Sybarite5
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
more info coming soon!

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November 3, 2012
Break of Reality
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Anchorage, AK
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October 29, 2012
Break of Reality
Centennial Hall
Juneau, AK
Break of Reality performs in Alaska for the first time!

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October 22-27, 2012
Sybarite5
Sun Valley Canter for the Arts
East Ketchum, ID
weeklong residency in Sun Valley schools, culminating in a performance on October 27

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October 21, 2012
Break of Reality
Lancaster Performing Arts Center
Lancaster, CA
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October 14, 2012
Salome Chamber Ensemble @ Westchester Chamber Music Society
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
Rye, NY
string quartets by Beethoven, Dvorak and Ravel
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September 30, 2012
Salome Chamber Ensemble @ Sarah Lawrence
Reisinger Concert Hall at Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for String Sextet and other works
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September 25, 2012
Kol Nidre
Temple B'nai Torah
Wantagh, NY
performing Bruch's Kol Nidre for Yom Kippur services
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September 20, 2012
Sybarite5 at PAE Conference
Colony Theatre
Miami Beach, FL
Sybarite5 performs a juried showcase at the Performing Arts Exchange Conference.

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September 16, 2012
Sybarite5
Sweet Bay Farm
The Plains, Virginia
Private event to benefit the Washington Performing Arts Society

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September 15, 2012
Sybarite5
Pequot Library
Southport, CT
performing at the Music For Youth Series

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September 6, 2012
Salome Chamber Ensemble @ Fashions Night Out
Saks Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
performing music of Vivaldi and Piazzolla with violist David Aaron Carpenter
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August 29-September 6, 2012
US Open with Jane Hunt
US Open Baseline Stage
Flushing, NY
performing the original music of violinist and composer Jane Hunt at the US Open

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September 5, 2012
Joseph Abboud Fashion Show
New York Public Library
New York, NY
playing the music of Henri Scars Struck
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August 26, 2012
Salome Chamber Orchestra @ Salome Music Festival
Guild Hall
East Hampton, NY
Salome Chamber Orchestra kicks off its inaugural season of its Music Festival in the Hamptons with special guest Rufus Wainwright!

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August 19, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Steppingstone Park
Steppingstone Waterside Theatre
Great Neck, NY
Sybarite5 performs a FREE outdoor concert in Great Neck

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August 13, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Chautauqua Music Festival
Elizabeth Lenna Hall
Chautauqua, NY
Sybarite5 makes its Chautauqua Institution debut!

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August 10, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Tuckamore Music Festival
Memorial University School of Music, Cook Hall
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canaa
Sybarite5 collaborates with Faculty artists from the Tuckamore Music Festival

Dvorak String Quintet and Schubert Trout Quintet
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August 8, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Tuckamore Music Festival
Rocket Room
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Sybarite5 makes its Canadian debut with a late night program at the Tuckamore Music Festival

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August 4, 2012
Break of Reality @ Adrian College
Adrian College Football Stadium
Adrian, MI
Break of Reality performs as part of the Centre Music Festival www.breakofreality.com

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July 29, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Sunday Chatter
The Kosmos
Albuquerque, NM
Sybarite5 returns for the third time to the Sunday Chatter series in Albuquerque, NM

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July 29, 2012
Sybarite5 @ Chatter Cabaret
Hotel Andaluz
Albuquerque, NM
Sybarite5 returns to Albuquerque's enchanting Hotel Andaluz for an early evening concert

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July 2-27, 2012
Sybarite5 Residency @ Aspen Music Festival
Sybarite5 performs in Aspen as the Alumni Ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival and School

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June 24, 2012
Recital with Steven Graff, piano
Church of the Good Shepherd
Roosevelt Island, New York, NY
music by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Cassado
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June 16, 2012
Music for Piano Trio and Shakuhachi
Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY
with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi; Eriko Sato, violin; David Oei, piano

music for piano trio and shakuhachi
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June 16, 2012
May 28-June 13, 2012
Arcos Chamber Orchestra: Tour of Germany and Austria
performances in Dresden, Vienna, Stuttgart, Berlin, Wurzburg, Neuenstein, Munich
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May 20, 2012
Music for Piano Trio and Shakuhachi
Hoff-Barthelson School of Music
Scarsdale, NY
with David Oei, piano and Eriko Sato, violin

Premiere of "A Smile on the Buddha Calm" by James Nyoraku Schlefer
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May 19, 2012
Sybarite5
the cell
New York, NY
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May 16, 2012
Arcos Chamber Orchestra
Temple Emanu-El
New York, NY
works by Berg, Shostakovich and a premiere by Nocola LeFanu
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May 12, 2012
Break of Reality
Victor Performing Arts Center
Victor, NY
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May 11, 2012
Break of Reality
Water Street Music Hall
Rochester, NY
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April 26-May 6, 2012
Laura plays and sings with Irish singer-composer Julie Feeney
The Donaghy Theatre - Irish Arts Center
New York, NY
Shows run from Wednesday to Sunday www.juliefeeney.com

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April 22, 2012
Sybarite5 with the Key Chorale
Unitarian Universalist Church
Sarasota, FL
music for choir and string quintet by Mozart and Radiohead
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April 15, 2012
Sybarite5
First Parish Church
Concord, MA
music by Brahms, Radiohead, Piazzolla, Brubeck, Rachmaninoff and more
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April 14, 2012
Sybarite5
First Parish Church
Concord, MA
music by Brahms, Radiohead, Piazzolla, Brubeck, Rachmaninoff and more
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April 1, 2012
Sybarite5
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn, NY
premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's "New York Minutes" commissioned by Sybarite5 and the Five Boroughs Music Festival; other selections from Sybarite5's eclectic repertoire
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March 31, 2012
Sybarite5
the cell
New York, NY
premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's "New York Minutes" commissioned by Sybarite5 and the Five Boroughs Music Festival; other selections from Sybarite5's eclectic repertoire
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March 30, 2012
Sybarite5
Gardiner Theater
Pawling, NY
music by Brahms, Radiohead, Piazzolla, Brubeck, Rachmaninoff and more
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March 21, 2012
Salomé Chamber Orchestra: Bach's Birthday Celebration
St. Bart's Church
New York, NY
Bach's Goldberg Variations arr. for String Orchestra; Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 3 and 6
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March 18, 2012
Break of Reality
Leach Theatre, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, MO
original music and covers for 3 cellos and percussion
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March 16, 2012
Break of Reality
DROM
New York, NY
CD release show!

original music and covers for 3 cellos and percussion
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March 14, 2012
Arcos Chamber Orchestra
Temple Emanu-El
New York, NY
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February 27-March 11, 2012
Break of Reality Texas Tour
Appearances in Victoria, Houston, Austin, and Laredo
original music and covers for 3 cellos and percussion
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February 18-19, 2012
Recording session with the Wordless Music Orchestra
Hudson, New York
music for Mono’s upcoming recording

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February 2, 2012
Sybarite5
University of Pennsylvania Behrend Campus
Erie, PA
Sybarite5 performs the Shuffle Effect on the Music at Noon Series
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January 16, 2012
Performing with musical theatre writing team Carner&Gregor
The Duplex
New York, NY
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January 12-13, 2012
Break of Reality APAP Showcases
Hilton New York
New York
Break of Reality plays two showcases as part of the APAP Conference

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January 12, 2012
Piano Trios by Ravel and Brahms
Norwood Club
New York, NY
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Ginastera
Pampeana No. 2
Laura Metcalf, cello and Matei Varga, piano
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Gabriel Faure
Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
I. Allegro
Laura Metcalf-cello Becky Lu-piano
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Gabriel Faure
Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
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Laura Metcalf-cello; Becky Lu-piano
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in G minor Op. 5 No. 2
I. Adagio-Allegro
Laura Metcalf-cello Monica Chung - piano
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Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 143
I. Allegro-Tempo di Marcia
Laura Metcalf-cello Daniel Pesca - piano
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Claude Debussy
Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
I.
Laura Metcalf-cello; Monica Chung - piano
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Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 143
III. Ballabile
Laura Metcalf-cello Daniel Pesca - piano
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J. S. Bach arr. Break of Reality
Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
Sarabande
Covers
Laura Metcalf-cello Patrick Laird-cello Martin Torch-Ishii-cello
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Robert Schumann
Fantasiestucke Op. 73
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
Laura Metcalf-cello; Becky Lu-piano
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Taraf de Haidouks arr. Matt Van Brink
Turceasca
Disturb the Silence
Sami Merdinian-violin Sarah Whitney-violin Angela Pickett-viola Laura Metcalf-cello Louis Levitt-bass
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Rachmaninoff | Sonata for Cello and Piano in G MinorLaura Metcalf, cello and Teddy Robie, piano play the first movement from Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano. Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2011.
Rachmaninoff, Vocalise for Cello and PianoLaura Metcalf, cello and Steven Graff, piano play Rachmaninoff's Vocalise. Recorded live (with iPhone!) at Chapel of the Good Shepherd, New York City on June 24, 2012.
Motion Picture Soundtrack | Sybarite5From the Radiohead Remixed Project. Played by Sybarite5: Sami Merdinian, violin; Sarah Whitney, violin; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; Louis Levitt, double bass at the Kosmos in Albuquerque, NM on July 25, 2010.
SYBARITE5 Cover Radiohead: Pyramid Song (arr. Paul Kim)SYBARITE5 play Pyramid Song- Live 2009, (Holley Hall Sarasota FL) Sarah Whitney & Sami Merdinian- Violins, Angela Pickett-viola, Laura Metcalf-cello, Louis L...
Sybarite5 | Muerte del Angel, by Astor PiazzollaSybarite5 Performs Tango, "Muerte del Angel" by Astor Piazzolla. Played by Sybarite5: Sami Merdinian, violin; Sarah Whitney, violin; Angela Pickett, viola; L...
Game of Thrones Cello Cover - Break of Reality - YouTubeBreak of Reality's cover of the Game of Thrones Theme song!