Under the Influence

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 3:30pm

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

Exploding with infectious energy and intensity, the Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, offering audiences, presenters, and music students of all ages engaging, exemplary performances of both new and traditional repertoire. Winners of the Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), the quintet is hailed for its “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality.” Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and conducts extensive educational programs.

In “Under the Influence,” Akropolis presents classical music bearing a wide array of influences, from rock and electronic music to jazz, tango, chant, and folk songs. Each work absorbs the characteristics of a different genre, style, or era, and then creates fresh, relevant music, reflecting upon the original and looking forward.

Marc Mellits: Splinter
Nico Muhly: Look For Me
Piazzola (arr. Christopher Rueda): Libertango
David Biedenbender: Refraction
Gershwin (arr. Hekkema): An American In Paris

Program subject to change

“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.”

– Fanfare Magazine