Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chamber Orchestra from London Set for April

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will perform at 8 p.m. 10 April 2010 in Clowes Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis as part of the Clowes Presents 2009/10 season. Tickets range in price from $20 to $35.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958. Formed from a group of leading London (England) musicians and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church on 13th November 1959. Demand for the Academy, particularly in the recording studio, soon began to grow as did the size of the orchestra and the repertoire it performed. Eventually Sir Neville was forced to put down his violin and take up the conductor’s baton, but the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductorless ensemble remains an Academy hallmark. Today the Academy performs in combinations ranging from a chamber group to a symphony orchestra.

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1 comment:

Glenn said...

They are a fantastic group we viewed many times here or when we lived in Chicago, Cleveland or San Francisco!