The Akropolis Reed Quintet
will present a Q&A session in the Stapleton Library Commons
from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, as the first event of the
2016–17 Library Lively Arts Mary Jane Shafer Memorial series.
Tuesday, November 8, they will also perform for students in the Homer
Center School District, as well as present a workshop for the junior and senior high
The Stapleton Library event consists of a few short selections to provide a short preview of their 8:00 p.m. performance in Gorell Recital Hall scheduled that evening. It is also an opportunity for the audience to meet the musicians, ask questions about the music, its origin, the ensembles’ background, and the music and ensembles’ influence on American and world societies. Those in attendance will be eligible to receive discounted tickets to the group’s public performance.
The outreach in the Homer Center School District is for all the instrumental students grades 4–12, as well as other music students and the entire third grade. Band director Jon Stolarz said, “the kids are very excited about hearing a group like this in person—a rare opportunity for our school—and after showing them videos of the group, they’re even more excited.” They will then provide a workshop to the junior and senior high instrumental students.
Educating and championing the next generation of musicians is central to the Akropolis mission, and is part of nearly all their engagements. For K–12 students, they make music interactive with engaging concerts and assemblies that introduce students to new musical
instruments, teach basic music concepts, and pair learning from other
disciplines through musical skits and games.
Tickets for their 8:00 p.m. performance on November 9 in Gorell Recital Hall are on sale now
by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or
by ordering online. Regular: $22; seniors (60+): $18; and I-Card holders,
students, and children: $12. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively
Arts Office at 724-357-2787.