Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Winds & Piano
Saturday, April 15, 2023 7:30 pm
Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Beethoven Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 15
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 and is currently led by Music Director Joshua Bell. In 1967, the Academy Chamber Ensemble was formed to perform the larger scale chamber music repertoire with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra, the Chamber Ensemble’s touring commitments are extensive and include regular tours of Europe and North America, whilst recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs.
The Chamber Ensemble now performs in multiple configurations, including the Academy Wind Ensemble, which makes its US debut with pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips in the 2021-22 season, performing programs featuring the quintets of Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms, among other works.