Akropolis Reed Quintet
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and six national chamber music prizes in total. Hailed by Fanfare for its “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality,” Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and has showcased at five national conferences, including as a participant in APAP’s prestigious Young Performers Career Advancement Program (YPCA). Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis conducts extensive educational residencies and impacts thousands of children each year.
A maverick of new wind music, Akropolis has commissioned over 30 reed quintet works and recorded three albums, including its 2017 release, "The Space Between Us", which the San Francisco Chronicle calls “pure gold.” Akropolis has received grants for its community programming in Detroit, Mich., from the National Endowment for the Arts (Art Works), Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, CultureSource, Quicken Loans, and Chamber Music America, as well as operating support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Amphion Foundation.