Exploding with infectious energy and intensity, the 7-time national prize-winning Akropolis Reed Quintet comes to the Yale School of Music’s Oneppo Chamber Series on October 22nd at 7:30 pm to perform newly commissioned works by composers Steven Snowden and Jeff Scott in addition to beloved arrangements of Jean-Philippe Rameau and George Gershwin.
Tickets from $28, students from $13.
Joining Akropolis on stage to perform Sprocket is percussionist Jeff Stern, executive director, co-artistic director and founding percussionist of icarus Quartet. Known for performing “with precision and an impressive attention to timbral detail” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Stern has developed a voice to listen for in today’s contemporary music scene. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has collaborated with and championed the work of a number of the world’s most prominent composers. Recent premieres include Alejandro Viñao’s Stress and Flow with The Percussion Collective, James Wood’s Secret Dialogues for solo marimba, and John Luther Adams’ Sila at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival. As a proponent for the music of our time, Jeff also actively commissions works by emerging composers of his generation, such as Thomas Kotcheff, Robert Honstein, Emma O’Halloran, and Michael Laurello.