Are We Dreaming the Same Dream? Akropolis Reed Quintet Pascal Le Boeuf, piano / composer Christian Euman, drums
- 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
- Dates: November 12, 2023
- Location: Rackham Auditorium
- Time: 4:00 PM
Ann Arbor’s own Akropolis Reed Quintet — composed of clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon — joins forces with Grammy-nominated composer and jazz pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and celebrated drummer Christian Euman. Le Boeuf’s composition is inspired by his musical “ancestors” — Geri Allen, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, and Leonard Bernstein — representing a variety of perspectives concerning the unity of the American experience. His composition asks: Are we really dreaming the same American dream, or is our consumer culture overshadowing our own sense of belonging?
Founded in 2009, the Akropolis Reed Quintet has won seven national chamber music prizes, including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, and has premiered and commissioned over 150 works by living artists and composers. “Infallible musicality and huge vitality” (Fanfare Magazine)