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Acclaimed Akropolis Reed Quintet to Perform at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center

The program will consist of classics such as Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Three Preludes as well as modern day compositions like John Leszczynski’s Variations in the Reeds.

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Garden City, NY - September 21, 2015 - Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the acclaimed Akropolis Reed Quintet, the international Fischoff gold medal winning performance group, on Friday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage of the Concert Hall at 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY.  The program will consist of classics such as Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Three Preludes as well as modern day compositions like John Leszczynski’s Variations in the Reeds. Akropolis will also be performing two of their first commissions, Fun Fun Fun Fun and High Speed Run.

Since being established in 2009 at the University of Michigan, Akropolis has captivated audiences throughout the United States, with their ability to play modern compositions as well as their unique and refreshing arrangements of classical music from the last four centuries. They have been recognized for their talent and innovation with a gold medal from the Fischoff Competition, the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award and five national chamber music prizes including grand prize at the Plowman and MTNA competitions.  Fanfare Magazine has accurately described Akropolis as “playing with imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality”.

Akropolis’ inevitable passion is seen not only in their performances, but also in their presence in the music community. They have successfully commissioned 25 new works with composers from the United States, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Israel, Argentina and Serbia. In addition to their musical endeavors, Akropolis also created a Fall Education Tour in 2013, and visited ten schools in Michigan devoting time to underprivileged youth or under-funded arts programs. They have continued influencing “the next generation of music mavericks” through the Fischoff Educator’s Tour.  The tour provided them with the experience of working with local school reading programs to create a musical take on the children’s book The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli.

Akropolis has released two critically acclaimed albums, High Speed Run and Unraveled, and continues to impress listeners with their dynamic sound and intense precision.

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $30/$25, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information about all events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit here. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

About Adelphi University
New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education—one is which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.