Akropolis Reed Quintet
Wednesday January 15th, 2020
Level 1: $15 Level 2: $10
Student: $5 Member: $0
Hailed for their "imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality" (Fanfare Magazine), the Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures. Winner of the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal and the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis is committed to nurturing music appreciation among young audiences. Akropolis is an alumnus of APAP's prestigious Young Performer's Career Advancement Program (YPCA) and has received grants from Chamber Music America, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and operating support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Amphion Foundation. Akropolis regularly appears in unconventional settings, including performances in office spaces in Detroit as part of its Corporate to Corner Tour.
Akropolis presented its first 5 Sounds Festival in Detroit in 2018, bringing together multidisciplinary collaborators, new works, and educational outreach to create greater arts access throughout the city. Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis reached more than 6,000 K-12 students during its 17/18 season alone.
Deeply passionate and experienced, Akropolis delivers fast-paced and informative workshops, including its "The Best Story" presentation for elementary schools, featuring a musical reenactment of the Eileen Spinelli children's book. At the middle and high school level, Akropolis gives full band workshops, master classes, interactive performances, and Q&A's. All Akropolis events include informative musical introductions and a chance to greet the artists. Akropolis remains its founding members: Tim Gocklin (oboe), Kari Landry (clarinet), Matt Landry (saxophone), Andrew Koeppe (bass clarinet), and Ryan Reynolds (bassoon).