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“All of the music…is remarkable for the sheer joy that it elicits from the exceptional ARQ musicians…Blend, balance, unanimity of pitch and phrasing: all are perfect. The quintet plays with imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality.”
Fanfare Magazine

“Pure gold, shot through with tenderness and grace.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Akropolis is great at balancing expressive lead playing with clear, richly-textured, well-rehearsed group dynamics.”
Oregon ArtsWatch

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 6 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, MI 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.



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Date of Concert: March 23, 2019
Time of Concert: 7:30 pm
Venue: Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East
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Tim Gocklin, oboe
Kari Landry, clarinet
Matt Landry, saxophone
Ryan Reynolds, bassoon
Andrew Koeppe, bass clarinet


Mellits, Splinter
Muhly, Look for Me
Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
Deemer, Gallimaufry
Gershwin, An American in Paris

On rare occasion, programs and/or concerts may be subject to change.