Akropolis - November 15, 2017
One of the best quintets in the world - Westfälische Nachrichten Newspaper, Germany
Imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality - Fanfare Magazine
The Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing an innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and the first ever reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014, Akropolis took Grand Prize at the MTNA and Plowman chamber music competitions consecutively in 2011, and has garnered prizes at three additional national competitions. Championing the next generation of maverick musicians, Akropolis is also winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, delivering impactful outreach at schools ranging from kindergarten to conservatory. Akropolis has released two studio albums to critical acclaim and commissioned more than 25 reed quintet works to date. Their dynamic concerts feature accessible contemporary works framed by invigorating arrangements of classical music spanning four centuries.
- Tim Goblin, oboe
- Kari Landry, clarinet
- Matt Landry, saxophone
- Ryan Reynolds, bassoon
- Andrew Koeppe, bass clarinet
Splinter by Marc Mellits
Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein arr. Romano
Look for Me by Nico Muhly
An American in Paris by George Gershwin arr. Hekkema
More information about each of the artists may be found here.