ChamberQUEER 2023: We Refract

5BMF’s 2022-2023 closes this June with a special co-presentation with acclaimed musical collective CHAMBERQUEER! Join us as the musicians of ChamberQueer present a three-borough tour of the group’s celebrated annual Pride Month musical offerings, including the World Premiere of a new concert-length work by seven composers.

WHEN: June 11th, 2023 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: The Newhouse Center, Main Hall Gallery, Building C
ADMISSION: General Admission: $25.00 | BUY TICKETS HERE

The groundbreaking ensemble, concert producer, and advocacy group CHAMBERQUEER performs a quilted collection of newly composed works written by the members of the ensemble for flute, violin, cello, guitar, harp, mrudangam, percussion, and voice. Pieces written by a dream team of composers, improvisers, and performers including JULES BIBER, AVIVA JAYE, ALEXIS C. LAMB, BRIAN MUMMERT, RAJNA SWAMINATHAN, DARIAN DONOVAN THOMAS, and YOSHI WEINBERG are linked in concert by improvisations to create a continuous and unified concert-length world premiere.

ChamberQUEER 2023: We Refract meditates on questions that strike at the heart of the ensemble’s commitment to building queer communities: How does navigating a life outside of heteronormativity impact one’s relationships? How does it shape understanding of one’s own identity? And how can music express and communicate these experiences? To respond to these questions, these seven artists have crafted a musical experience blossoming from queer collectivity. This celebration of Pride Month gives new voice to queer musical icons past and present, honors the power of music created in the room, and provides space for the audience to help weave a sonic tapestry of queer community.

To learn more about this event, please visit:  If you have questions or special accommodation requests, please reach out to Shawnakay Salmon, Arts Production and Gallery Manager, at no later than 2 business days in advance of the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, Humanities New York, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Con Edison – Arts al Fresco, Dance/NYC Rehearsal Space Subsidy, Howard Gilman Foundation and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.