a touring and recording chamber orchestra founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958. Our Music Director is virtuoso violinist, Joshua Bell.
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Chamber Ensemble USA
Leader: Thomas Bowes
19 October: Pawling, NY
20 October: Ossining, NY Tickets
21 October: Fairfax, VA Tickets
22 October: Blacksburg, VA Tickets
23 October: Birmingham, AL
24 October: Athens, GA Tickets
26 October: Phoenix, AZ Tickets
27 October: Overland Parks, KS Tickets
28 October: Santa Monica, CA Tickets
30 October: Santa Fe, NM Tickets
Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G Major Op.36
Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet Op.11
Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in E flat Major Op.20
Raff Octet for Strings in C Major Op.176
Borodin Sextet in Two Movements
"[Murray Perahia’s] gestures are flowing and demonstrative, and they brought forth a performance with the same shapeliness and zest that characterized the concertos. The orchestra produced a lovely sound, section for section, and often played with the cohesiveness of a chamber ensemble."
Alan Koznin, New York Times
"Despite the apparent technical ease with which the music flowed, this was a superbly controlled performance with conductor Ian Brown seamlessly integrating the soloists to great effect with the well-drilled Academy of St Martin's in the Fields chamber orchestra. There are many difficulties in this work, which make performances as dazzling and faultless as this a rarity."
Susan Nickalls, The Scotsman