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Akropolis Reed Quintet in Concert Feb. 7

The Furman Department of Music will host a concert featuring the Akropolis Reed Quintet Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The concert is free and open to the public and is presented by the Furman University Partners in the Arts initiative funded generously by the Duke Endowment.

In residence at Furman University Feb. 5-8, Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan, Akropolis was the first ever reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014 as part of the nation’s largest chamber music competition. Akropolis took Grand Prize at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Plowman chamber music competitions consecutively in 2011, and has won prizes at three additional national competitions. Delivering impactful outreach at schools ranging from kindergarten to conservatory, Akropolis also won the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award.

With their latest project, The Space Between Us, Akropolis has released three studio albums and commissioned more than 25 reed quintet works to date. Their dynamic concerts feature accessible contemporary works framed by invigorating arrangements of classical music spanning four centuries.

Says Furman music professor Cecilia Kang, “Akropolis explodes with energy and intensity, and more importantly, the quintet educates future emerging musicians about outreach and how to engage audiences.”

Learn more about Akropolis Reed Quintet. For more information about the concert and the quintet’s residency, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086. Or contact Cecilia Kang at 864-294-2117, or cecilia.kang@furman.edu.

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