Saturday, November 23, 2013,
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center
Akropolis Reed Quintet: Founded in 2009 and winners of five national chamber music prizes including a Fischoff Silver Medal and Grand Prize at both the Plowman and MTNA competitions, Akropolis is a cutting edge ensemble which performs an innovative, living repertoire with acclaimed precision, offering concert programs designed to highlight trends in modern composition through the lens of classical masters spanning four centuries. Akropolis’ initiatives have resulted in over 20 new works, the release of the first ever album of entirely original reed quintet music, the production of a YouTube series of world premieres and new arrangements, and the continued growth of a sheet music catalog called Akropolis Collection. Making history in 2013, Akropolis organized the first ever Reed Quintet Consortium of 12 ensembles from 3 continents.