Hailed for their “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality” (Fanfare Magazine), and known as winners of the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014 and the the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, the Akropolis Reed Quintet performs an innovative, living repertoire with acclaimed precision.

Akropolis began the New Year in New York, offering acclaimed showcase performances at Chamber Music America and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters as a YPCA participant. (Repertoire included selections from Marc Mellits’s “Splinter”, works by Rameau, Gershwin, and Ton ter Doest.)

Read about their whirlwind month of conferences on the Akropolis blog.

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This month, Akropolis Reed Quintet is a featured lecturer and performer at the University of Michigan’s EXCEL Career Expo, offering a course-concluding lecture on the Business of Chamber Music, acting as a round-table panelist, and presenting a collaborative performance with UM dance and theater students, including the world premiere of David Biedenbender’s Refraction (a work which will be featured on Akropolis’ upcoming album…more on this soon)!

Also in February, Akropolis performs for the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, and offers residency activities (lecture/demonstrations, student composer readings, and more) at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Fredonia.

Other upcoming Akropolis highlights include an extensive residency at Northern Michigan University, a return to Chamber Music Northwest, and a performance at Caramoor.

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Looking forward, Akropolis offers a new special project highlighting their dramatic flair, On the Town.

Join the ensemble and embrace Prohibition-era decadence, flamboyance, and individuality. This roaring-20s revival opens with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic poem “City Dusk” and includes a novel live accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s iconic 1922 silent film The Electric House.  The concert program also includes selections from George Gershwin and Kurt Weill, offering audiences an immersive journey into the distinctive oeuvre of 1920′s America.

Watch a preview video of Akropolis’s On the Town here.

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Get to know Akropolis Reed Quintet and its distinctive artistry in this lovely EPK video.

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Posted on February 5th, 2016 by Emily Motherwell

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