Converse continues family friendly MoseleyNext series on October 20 with The Akropolis Reed Quintet

October 17, 2023

Converse University’s MoseleyNext micro-series will launch its second season of short, family-friendly concerts on Friday, October 20, with The Akropolis Reed Quintet, the first reed quintet to grace the Billboard Charts (May 2021).

The hour-long concert begins at 6:30 pm in Daniel Recital Hall in Converse’s Blackman Hall and is preceded by a 5:30 pm reception with wine, beer, and soft drinks for all ticket holders. With its casual setting, earlier start time, and happy hour before the concert, MoseleyNext is the perfect way to kick off the weekend.

Celebrating their 13th year making music with a “collective voice driven by real excitement and a sense of adventure” (The Wire), Akropolis has “taken the chamber music world by storm” (Fanfare). This untamed band of five reed players and entrepreneurs are united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder.

Winner of seven national chamber music prizes including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, Akropolis delivers 120 concerts and educational events each year and has premiered more than 130 works. They are the first ensemble of their kind to grace the stage on noteworthy series like Oneppo at Yale University, Chamber Music San Antonio, Summerwinds Münster, and Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.

Tickets to MoseleyNext concerts are $28 for adults and $14 for children and students up to age 22, and can be purchased online or by contacting the Box Office at Converse by emailing [email protected] or calling 864.596.9018.

About Converse University

Converse University empowers students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. Converse was founded in 1889 by citizens of Spartanburg, SC, who aimed to create an educational experience for women, and in fall 2020 it welcomed its first undergraduate co-educational incoming class. The University encompasses the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Data Science, the School of the Arts, The Graduate School, and the Converse College for Women. Converse students experience deep scholarship, transformative mentorship, experiential learning, and wonderful support for and belief in each other. Through this unique formula, Converse is a creator of opportunity for its students through a personalized education that also includes the professional and technical skills graduates need to be successful in their careers.