Grammy-nominated string quintet turns heads performing everything from Mozart to Radiohead.

3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, Kirmser Hall (formerly McCain 204)


"Their rock star status... is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all-out passionate attack transfixes the audience..." That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, the first string quintet ever selected as winners of Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the U.S., forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. From Mozart to Radiohead, SYBARITE5's eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style turns heads throughout the music world.