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Akropolis Reed Quintet

Vail Interfaith Chapel Akropolis Reed Quintet
Community Concerts
Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 1pm

Celebrating its 15th anniversary year as an ensemble, the Billboard charting, award-winning Akropolis Reed Quintet returns to perform Gershwin’s American in Paris and Derrick Skye’s A Soulful Nexus 

Featured Artists

Akropolis Reed Quintet

Program Highlights

  • Akropolis Reed Quintet 

Program Notes

Le tombeau de Couperin

(16 minutes)

RAVEL (Arr. Hekkema)

Le tombeau de Couperin

Movements 2, 3, and 4 from A Soulful Nexus 

(15 minutes)


Movements 2, 3, and 4 from A Soulful Nexus 

An American in Paris

(18 minutes)


An American in Paris 

Artist Insights

This colorful program centers around A Soulful Nexus by Derrick Skye, a work completed in 2024 and commissioned with support from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program. A Soulful Nexus calls upon musical traditions of Persian Classical music in a hyper rhythmic but equally lyrical and improvisatory exploration. We pair this with An American in Paris, by George Gershwin, an arrangement in which we re-imagine the color and power of a full orchestra with our distinctive instrumentation. We open the program with a fantastic arrangement of Ravel’s take on a Baroque suite.
     —Akropolis Reed Quintet

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