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Akropolis Reed Quintet to perform for ABAC Presents! April 4

 

TIFTON—Fans of both classical and jazz music will delight in the April 4 concert by the Akropolis Reed Quintet, performing as part of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s ABAC Presents! Concert series.

Detroit-based Akropolis, which is celebrating its 15th year as a group, has performed around the globe, furthering the performers’ passion to “make music that sparks joy and wonder.” The ensemble includes Tim Gocklin on oboe, Kari Landry on clarinet, Matt Landry on saxophone, Ryan Reynolds on bassoon and Andrew Koeppe on bass clarinet.

“Akropolis caught my attention the first time I saw them,” said Wayne Jones, Arts Connection director. “They have the most dynamic stage presence when they perform. It is not only beautiful music, but it is really exciting to see them perform. As far as I’m concerned, this is an event no one should miss.”

Akropolis has collaborated with poets, a metal fabricator, dancers, small business owners, string quartets, pop vocalists, and more. Currently, Akropolis is collaborating with GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer Pascal Le Boeuf and drummer Christian Euman on its sixth album and touring program drawing classical and jazz idioms together to reflect on American identity, entitled, Are We Dreaming the Same Dream?

Other upcoming performances in the series include The Jim Gasior Trio with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble on April 18.

Tickets can be purchased at www.artsatabac.com/abac-presents or by calling the ABAC Ticket Line at (229) 391-4895. Tickets for the ABAC Presents! series are $20 for adults and $10 for youth.

The ABAC Presents! series showcases professional performing artists selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high-quality arts experiences to the entire community. All ABAC Presents! performances are held in ABAC’s Howard at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m.

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