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Presented By: University Musical Society (UMS)

Akropolis Reed Quintet

(Presented by UMS)

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Akropolis Reed Quintet
Are We Dreaming the Same Dream? is an electrifying concert experience that blurs the lines between classical, jazz, and contemporary music.

Ann Arbor’s own Akropolis Reed Quintet — composed of U-M Alumni on clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon — joins forces with Grammy-nominated composer and jazz pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and celebrated drummer Christian Euman. Le Boeuf’s composition is inspired by his musical “ancestors” — Geri Allen, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, and Leonard Bernstein — representing a variety of perspectives concerning the unity of the American experience. His composition asks: Are we really dreaming the same American dream, or is our consumer culture overshadowing our own sense of belonging?

Founded in 2009, the Akropolis Reed Quintet has won seven national chamber music prizes, including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, and has premiered and commissioned over 150 works by living artists and composers. “Infallible musicality and huge vitality” (Fanfare Magazine)

Pascal Le Boeuf Are We Dreaming the Same Dream
Pascal Le Boeuf Wanderlust
George Gershwin An American in Paris (arr. Raaf Hekkema)
Charles Mingus Self-Portrait in Three Colors (arr. Le Boeuf)
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Akropolis Reed Quintet


  • Starting at $24 (+ fees) Student tickets go on sale Mon Aug 28.

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