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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Rhythm of Summer

Repertoire

Bach
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings
Barber
Adagio for Strings
Piazzolla
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Performers

Joshua Bell
director/violin

Joshua Bell directs the orchestra at Cadogan Hall for the final concert of the London season.

This evening of contrasts begins with Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 – which Joshua recently recorded with the Academy in his first ever album of music by JS Bach – followed by an Academy favourite, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Barber’s Adagio for Strings, one of the most profoundly sad works in the classical cannon, opens the second half. Originally conceived as the slow movement of a string quartet, Barber proceeded to orchestrate the piece and the rest is history, with Barber’s Adagio gracing the funerals of Einstein and Grace of Monaco, and finding a second life in Hollywood, most notably in the soundtrack to Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War film Platoon. The concert ends with a fittingly sultry sign off from the orchestra for the summer with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative Argentine rhythms – and Joshua’s interpretation is sure to make this piece a new favourite.

Part of Chamber Orchestra Series 2014-15

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Joshua Bell directs and performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and The Hebrides, plus Schubert's Death and the Maiden in Mahler's arrangement for string orchestra.

London Chamber Orchestra

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English Chamber Orchestra

The ECO explores the 'Prague connection', including Dvořák's Serenade for Strings, and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 and 'Prague' Symphony.

L'Orchestre du Monde

Janusz Piotrowicz conducts Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, with soloist Michael Whight, and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London

Royal Opera’s Anush Hovhannisyan performs concert arias by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Mozart, framed by Beethoven’s powerful Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 7.

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Olga Scheps, piano

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London Chamber Orchestra

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English Chamber Orchestra

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Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London Christmas Concert

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London Chamber Orchestra

The iconic Maria João Pires performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green. Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 follows after the interval. Mozart's Concert Rondo with...

London Chamber Orchestra

The renowned clarinettist Jörg Widmann is both soloist and conductor in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Symphony No. 41, the 'Jupiter', preceded by the London premiere of his own composition,...

English Chamber Orchestra

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Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London

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English Chamber Orchestra

A glorious programme of English music, including Elgar's Cello Concerto, with soloist Caroline Dale, and Wand of Youth Suite, and Vaughan Williams' Thomas Tallis Fantasia.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk performs two of Bach's keyboard concertos, framed by the beautiful Serenades for Strings by Dvořák and Suk.

Camerata Salzburg & Nicola Benedetti

Violinist Nicola Benedetti MBE joins the Camerata for a delightful programme of Bartók, Mozart and Bruckner, including Mozart's sunny Violin Concerto No. 5 and Symphony No. 29.

English Chamber Orchestra

Schumann's beautiful Piano Concerto, with soloist Gloria Campaner, and Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony, under the baton of Daisuke Muranaka. Beethoven's third Leonora Overture opens the concert.

English Chamber Orchestra

Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, with soloist Imogen Cooper, plus two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and works by Handel and Mozart, under the baton of Nicholas Kraemer.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Violinist Julia Fischer leads the Academy in a programme of concertos by Haydn and Mendelssohn, with pianist Oliver Schnyder, and Schoenberg's moving Verklärte Nacht.

London Chamber Orchestra

A programme of works by Butterworth, Coles and Kelly, plus Sibelius' majestic Fifth Symphony and the world premiere of a new commission.

L'Orchestre du Monde

Schubert's 'Unfinished' and Mozart's 'Prague' symphonies frame Bach's Double Violin Concerto, under the baton of Janusz Piotrowicz.

Part of Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Joshua Bell directs Beethoven's First and Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphonies, and is soloist in Bruch's Scottish Fantasy.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner conducts an all-Mendelssohn programme including the 'Italian' Symphony and Piano Concerto No.1 with solost Melvyn Tan, preceded by the Hebrides Overture.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

A unique opportunity to hear Janine Jansen performing two of Mozart's violin concertos including the sublime Concerto No.5.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

With Music Director violinist Joshua Bell, the Academy performs Brahms Violin Concerto and Beethoven's iconic Symphony No.5, alongside his Egmont Overture.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Celebrating the centenary of Britten's birth, a special programme featuring a new commission by celebrated British composer Sally Beamish, alongside works by Elgar, Britten and Pärt.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor precedes Beethoven's Septet and Symphony No. 7. Violinist Joshua Bell directs

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell performs and directs two Bach violin concertos, including the 'Double' for two violins, and Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Eroica.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Joshua Bell directs and performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and The Hebrides, plus Schubert's Death and the Maiden in Mahler's arrangement for string orchestra.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk performs two of Bach's keyboard concertos, framed by the beautiful Serenades for Strings by Dvořák and Suk.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Violinist Julia Fischer leads the Academy in a programme of concertos by Haydn and Mendelssohn, with pianist Oliver Schnyder, and Schoenberg's moving Verklärte Nacht.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the ASMF and pianist Inon Barnatan in a programme of Brahms, Beethoven and Haydn.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

World-leading cellist Steven Isserlis joins the Academy and Joshua Bell for an incredible programme including Brahms' Double Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner conducts the orchestra he founded on his 92nd birthday in a programme of Mozart and Bizet, featuring pianist Till Fellner.

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