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Akropolis Reed Quintet

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Rockport Music

37 Main St, Rockport, MA, 01966

The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and 6 national chamber music prizes in total. Hailed by Fanfare for its ?imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality?, Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and has showcased at five national conferences.

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War and Peace

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