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.
Bradfield Festival – Chamber Ensemble
The Academy Chamber Ensemble perform a string sextet programme of Brahms, Strauss and Dvořák in the idyllic surroundings of the Peak District National Park for the 2017 Bradfield Festival of Music.
Mozart’s Mass in C minor – St Martin-in-the-Fields
The Academy returns to its spiritual home – the church in which it gave its first performance in 1959 – to join forces with the exciting young-professional choir resident at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Martin’s Voices.
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