The string quintet Sybarite5 is known for its untraditional choices of repertoire. They've performed their own arrangements of many songs by the band Radiohead, and they're champions of living American composers. Their music is frequently featured on Performance Today.
Their latest album "Outliers" features recent works by American composers including Mohammed Fairouz, Jessica Meyer and Kenji Bunch. The quintet worked closely with each of the ten composers whose music is featured on the album.
In 2015, Sybarite5 gave the world premiere of Beatbox, Dan Visconti's concerto for string quintet and orchestra. The Midland Symphony was one of the co-commissioning orchestras, along with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic.