ArtsLink to Present Akropolis Quintet

 ArtsLink presents the Akropolis Reed Quintet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Tyler Consolidated High School.

“We saw this group perform at a presenters conference last year, and they are phenomenal. We’re all in for a very fun evening. You put a bassoon on the stage and you’re bound to giggle,” Donna Earley, ArtsLink’s administrative coordinator, said.

Hailed for their “imagination, infallible musicality and huge vitality” (Fanfare Magazine), the quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan, Akropolis has won six national chamber music prizes since 2011, including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal. Deeply committed to nurturing music appreciation among young audiences, Akropolis is also the winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award. Akropolis is an alumnus of APAP’s prestigious Young Performer’s Career Advancement Program and has received grants from Chamber Music America and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for Detroit-based community and educational outreach projects, as well as operating support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music’s Performance Program.

All Akropolis events include informative musical introductions and a chance to greet the artists. Akropolis members include Tim Gocklin (oboe), Kari Landry (clarinet), Matt Landry (saxophone), Andrew Koeppe (bass clarinet) and Christian Green (bassoon).

This free concert is sponsored by the Stealey Community Fund. For information, call 304-455-2278.