Founded in 2012, Dark by Five is the ensemble-in-residence at Canada’s Gros Morne Summer Music Festival in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through their creative residencies, the members of Dark by Five converge to explore and expand the boundaries of musical presentation by creating compelling and thought-provoking original productions that weave together the worlds of classical, contemporary, and popular music; theatre, dance, literature, poetry, visual art, and visual media.
Among Dark by Five’s repertoire are Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Stravinsky’s Firebird, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.
Shining new light on great masterpieces
As a musical ensemble, Dark by Five also re-imagines iconic symphonic works turning them into innovative arrangements for chamber ensemble. Among Dark by Five’s repertoire are Copland Appalachian Spring, Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, and Respighi Pines of Rome.