Akropolis Reed Quintet
November 14 @ 8 p.m. |Tickets
$26/$10 | Marsee Auditorium
A narrative program of influential
music by American composers from the last century of American history, each
work tells its story from a different perspective, at a unique moment of
realization or imagination. As America has come of age over the past 100 years,
so, too, has its music, and through it all, it has maintained a uniquely American
Gershwin's epic tone poem, An American in Paris, is presented
alongside present-day music by John Steinmetz, Jeff Scott, Logan Rutledge and
original works for Akropolis including Sorrow
and Celebration for reed quintet and audience and Point Blank, celebrating the life of Trayvon Martin. With support
from the prestigious Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Fund, the
program also features acclaimed composer Jeff Scott’s first reed quintet work inspired
by And Still We Rise, an exhibit at
the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI, and
closes with an arrangement of Nina Simone’s version of Coots/Lewis’ favorite, For All We Know.
Hailed for their “imagination,
infallible musicality, and huge vitality” (Fanfare Magazine), Akropolis
was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and has won seven national
chamber music prizes since 2011. Celebrating their
10th anniversary, Akropolis’ 19/20 season features 10 commissions
for the ensemble including the first concerto for reed quintet and wind band by
Roshanne Etezady, a chamber concerto by Jenni Brandon with guest bassoonist
Monica Ellis of Imani Winds, a work for reed quintet and rideable percussion
bicycle by Steven Snowden, and more.
For more information,
visit the artists website: Akropolis Reed Quintet
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