Welcome to “On the Town”, the Akropolis Reed Quintet’s theatrical chamber music presentation of roaring 20’s-style flamboyance, individuality, and innovation. Featuring Akropolis’ mini-big band performing music accompanying Buster Keaton’s silent film, The Electric House, the program revives a golden era of theater going while exhibiting Akropolis’ award-winning stage chemistry and virtuosity. Akropolis flexes their muscles in a performance of Dutch Composer Ton ter Doest’s Circusmuziek, and imitates a full orchestra in performing Gershwin’s An American in Paris with accompanying visuals. The program also features the music of American legend Leonard Bernstein and some other surprises along the way!
Works to be performed on the “On the Town” program include:
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “City Dusk” (1918) – poem recitation
Leonard Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs (1949) arr. John Romano
Buster Keaton, The Electric House (1922) – original film with music by Brendan Cooney, arr. Ryan Reynolds
Ton ter Doest (b. 1954), Circusmuziek (1991)
George Gershwin, An American in Paris (1928), arr. Raaf Hekkema
- Post-Concert Meet-and-Greet
Akropolis comes out from behind the stage curtain to sit with the audience and debrief after a high-flying adrenaline-rush performance. Share your feelings and impressions directly with the artists and get their feedback in real time!
- Behind the Scenes Lecture / Demonstration
In a fun and friendly lecture/dem leading up to their performance, Akropolis shares behind-the-scenes design and preparation secrets related to their concert program. Among illustrative performance snippets, Akropolis provides insightful details regard...