South America here we come!

Hello and happy Summer from Sybarite-land! We're enjoying a small break in the action following a busy July which included our debuts at the Caramoor and Green Lake (Wisconsin) music festivals, as well as giving the New York City premiere of Andy Akiho's Revolve in Bryant Park presented by Chamber Music America. Next, we're looking forward to our first trip to South America at the end of this month, where we'll be performing at the New Docta International Music Festival in Cordoba, Argentina! We're furiously brushing up on our Spanish in preparation.

And it's been a few months now, but we'd like to say a few words here about the huge project we launched this past May: the Forward Festival. Many of you helped us via Kickstarter to realize our dream of starting our very own music festival, and we're so grateful and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. In one week, we put on five concerts in five venues all over Sarasota, Florida. We were so lucky to collaborate with and feature world class artists: mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, cellist Abe Feder, the Chroma Quartet, harpist Cheryl Losey, pianist Djordje Nesic and percussionist George Nickson. True to our style, we presented an array of music from Bach to Bjork, and judging from the reviews, it was a very successful week! The Forward Festival is designed as a portable music festival, so we're planning to bring it to our home of NYC, as well as West Hartford, CT and Concord, MA in the near future. If you'd like to get involved, please visit this link as this is an ongoing project, any support helps!" Stay tuned for news of a Forward Festival in your area!

And last but not least, we've revived our food blog! We love exploring new cuisine frontiers and hidden food gems in the places we visit at 5bites.

Thanks for reading and for your continued support of our endeavors. Until next time, Angela, Laura, Louis, Sami & Sarah Sybarite5