Ghost Light features new reed quintet works by Stacy Garrop, Michael Gilbertson, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Theo Chandler, and Jeff Scott with the poetry of Marsha Music. It also landed on the traditional classical Billboard Charts at #14 and has been lauded for its “range, agility, and grace” (The Whole Note), by “exploring everything from the Egyptian Book of the Dead to racial violence in their native Detroit” (AnEarfull).
We’re excited to share with you our most recent album, Ghost Light, is on the Grammy’s FYC first round ballot in these three categories:
1) Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
2) Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Jeff Scott: Homage to Paradise Valley
3) Best Engineered Album, Classical
You can listen to the album here: https://akropolisquintet.org/ghostlight/
NARAS friends, we respectfully invite you to consider Akropolis’ album as you review your Grammy nomination entry list.
We are deeply proud of this album, what it stands for, and have loved collaborating with so many talented composers and creators to make this album a reality.
If you are a voting member we would be honored if you’d consider voting for our album and thank you for listening!
“audibly driven by real excitement and a sense of adventure” The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music
“faultless detail and refreshing artistry” I Care if You Listen (.com)
“Here is range, here is agility and grace” The WholeNote
“Ghost Light does not dissapoint. The performance standards of Akropolis are award winning for a reason” Fanfare Magazine
“exploring everything from the Egyptian Book of the Dead to racial violence in their native Detroit. The sheer sound of this group is instantly captivating” AnEarful