UK & USA – Inon Barnatan
Inon Barnatan leads the Academy in piano concertos by Mozart and Shostakovich and the world and US premieres of Alasdair Nicolson’s Piano Concerto No. 2, “The Haunted Ebb”.
Perahia Plays Beethoven III – Barbican
In one of 2016/17’s classical highlights, world-leading pianist Murray Perahia celebrates the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven in Perahia Plays Beethoven, a four-concert series at London’s Barbican with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Australia – Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell leads the Academy on a first national tour of Australia in close to three decades, performing twice each in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Europe – Cameron Carpenter
The flamboyant, controversial, and unquestionably talented organist Cameron Carpenter makes his debut appearance with the Academy in a tour of Europe, bringing his powers of performance, arrangement and improvisation to works by Gershwin, Poulenc, Bach and Barber.
Hamburg – Kit Armstrong
The Academy makes its debut in Hamburg’s stunning new Elbphilharmonie as part of the hall’s inaugural season celebrations. Pianist Kit Armstrong joins the Academy as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, with Academy Director / Leader Tomo Keller directing the orchestra in further works by Britten and Mozart.
Bravo! Vail Residency, Colorado
The Academy returns to the beautiful Colorado mountains for a second year as resident orchestra at the Bravo! Vail Festival with Music Director Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis.
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