Gretna Music: Mainstage Concert

Sunday @ 7:30 pm

Mt. Gretna, PA, Unitd States

Gig Details


Venue Details

Mt. Gretna Playhouse 200 Pennsylvania Ave
Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
Unitd States

Program Details

Création is a program of musical works from the last one hundred years which assemble various influences and ideas into imaginative new creations, as well as which accentuate the complexity and versatility of the reed quintet creation itself. Each half of the concert pairs a contemporary work with an early 20th century composition, one original for reed quintet, the other creatively arranged to fit the reed quintet’s unique blend of colors and personalities. The first pairing shares a jazz influence, including a new Akropolis commission of New York City-based composer Jeff Scott and a new reed quintet setting of Milhaud’s La Création du Monde, created for Akropolis by Concert Artist Guild award-winning bassist, Samuel Suggs. Then, David Biedenbender’s Refraction, composed for Akropolis’ acclaimed 3rd album release, The Space Between Us, is paired with an epic arrangement of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.


And Still We Rise (2019) 15’
Jeff Scott (1967)

La Création du Monde (1923) arr. Samuel Suggs 15’
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)


Refraction (2015) 10′
David Biedenbener (1984)

An American in Paris (1928) arr. Raaf Hekkema 18’
George Gershwin (1898-1937)