Harrogate, Tennessee, October 3, 2017— The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present acclaimed chamber music ensemble Akropolis Reed Quintet in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.
The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and consists of Tim Gocklin on oboe, Kari Landry on clarinet, Matt Landry on saxophone, Ryan Reynolds on bassoon and Andrew Koeppe on bass clarinet. The ensemble won a Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014 as well as a grand prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions. Hailed by Fanfare Magazine for its “imagination, infallible musicality and huge vitality”, Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and has showcased at five national conferences. Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis conducts extensive educational residencies and impacts thousands of children every year.
A maverick of new wind music, Akropolis has commissioned over 25 reed quintet works and recorded three albums, including its 2017 release, The Space Between Us. Akropolis has received grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Chamber Music America for its community programming in Detroit, Michigan.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information about the concert or the music program at LMU, contact Dr. James McAllister at 423.869.6799 or by email at james.mcallister@LMUnet.edu.
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