Cleveland, Ohio

FiveOne Experimental Orchestra

Cleveland, Ohio


Since 2009, FiveOne Experimental Orchestra has championed the music of today through concerts, recordings, and commissions featuring some of the most talented artists in Ohio and beyond. Its musicians have received awards and praise from nationally recognized organizations including the Aspen Music Festival, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Orchestra, June in Buffalo, and the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, among others.

Upholding the standard that modern music is for everyone, FiveOne has performed in unusual spaces, including art galleries, libraries, museums, alleys, and factories, and it presents works that fuse rock and popular sensibilities with a modern edge. FiveOne has also collaborated with many artists across disciplines including dancers, filmmakers, artists, and sculptors—all in service of its ultimate goal to vitalize and inspire the community through nontraditional performances, collaborations, and educational outreach that bridges the gap between pop culture and modern art music.

Large Band Practices Outside

Photo: Caleb Bull

Band Performing for an Audience

FiveOne performs Phantasm (arr. Matthew Frederick) at NEOSonicFest, April, 2014. Photo: Jeremy Allen

Violinist Performing in Band

FiveOne performs Phantasm (arr. Matthew Frederick) at NEOSonicFest, April, 2014. Photo: Jeremy Allen

Man Playing Clarinet in Band

FiveOne performing Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche. Photo: Jeremy Allen

Band Performance

FiveOne premieres John HC Thompson’s Clouds, Aquariums & Night Scents at Market Avenue Wine Bar. Photo: Jeremy Allen

Large Band Practices Outside

FiveOne performs  Ye Be Also Ready at East Cleveland Township Cemetery, September, 2013. Photo: Caleb Bull