An orchestra’s 60th anniversary year
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest classical music. This performance is an opportunity to see them on their first U.S. tour of 2019 – the orchestra’s 60th anniversary year. Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Through unrivalled live performances and a vast recording output, the Academy quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With over 500 releases in a much-vaunted discography and a comprehensive international touring program, the name and sound of the Academy is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world. Under the direction of Tomo Keller, the Academy will showcase diverse music and will feature pianist Jeremy Denk. asmf.org.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
March 3, 8 p.m. Sun
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
1 University Plaza