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Akropolis Reed Quintet • Guest Artist Recital

October 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Akropolis Reed Quintet

Akropolis Reed Quintet
Kari Landry, clarinet
Andrew Koeppe, bass clarinet
Ryan Reynolds, bassoon
Matt Landry, saxophone
Tim Gocklin, oboe


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Celebrating their 15th year as “a sonically daring ensemble who specializes in performing new works with charisma and integrity” (BBC Music Magazine) and a “collective voice driven by real excitement and a sense of adventure” (The Wire), Akropolis has “taken the chamber music world by storm” (Fanfare). As the first reed quintet to twice grace the Billboard Charts (2021, 2022), the untamed band of 5 reed players and entrepreneurs are united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder.

Winner of 7 national chamber music prizes including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, Akropolis delivers 120 concerts and educational events each year and has premiered over 130 works. In November 2023 Akropolis will become the first reed quintet to grace the luminary University Musical Society (UMS) stage and have appeared in Canada, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and in January 2024 will debut in the Netherlands under the auspices of USArtists International. 

“There’s nothing tentative in [Akropolis’] approach, and that extends to their programming of multifariously challenging and imaginative new works” (The Wire). Akropolis’ 23-24 season will include world premieres by Derrick Skye and Stephanie Ann Boyd; performances of Are We Dreaming the Same Dream? with 2-time Grammy-nominated composer/pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and drummer Christian Euman;  imaginative renditions of music by Ravel and Gershwin; and the release of their 6th full length commercial album on the Bright Shiny Things label.

Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award and a nonprofit organization which has received 7 consecutive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Akropolis runs a festival in Detroit called Together We Sound and an annual, yearlong residency at three public Detroit high schools.

The “pure gold” (San Francisco Chronicle) Akropolis Reed Quintet performs worldwide and is represented exclusively by Ariel Artists.

Additional Event
Friday, October 10 • 10:00 am • Organ Hall

Following their performance on Thursday evening, Akropolis will work with the School of Music students on Friday, giving a Masterclass for individual artists and chamber musicians.


October 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Music Bldg-2-CVPA – Organ Hall (125)


Organ Hall
100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27412 United States
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