Port City 5 is a clarinet quintet (string quartet + clarinet) made up of Teaching Artists of Sistema NB and members of Tutta Musica, a professional orchestra of Sistema NB artists - Danielle Girard, violin, Rachel Kidd, violin, viola, and composer, Aaron McFarlane, violin and viola, Michael DePasquale, cello, and Andrew George, clarinet and arranger.
Port City 5 is becoming known for pairing pieces from the standard classical repertoire with new arrangements of popular music. They find that the pairings breathe new life into the concert experience and also allow them to share their personal favourites in all genres of music.
Past performances have included parings of Mozart and David Bowie, Brahms and Radiohead, Osvaldo Golijov and Leonard Cohen as well as original compositions by Rachel Kidd and Richard Kidd. Check out Port City 5 on Facebook