a touring and recording chamber orchestra founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958. Our Music Director is virtuoso violinist, Joshua Bell.
Join us in our Season to Celebrate.Find out more...
Help us secure our musical future in our special year. Donate now…
Join our Season to Celebrate!
Joshua Bell at Cadogan Hall, January 2014
22 January 2014
Joshua Bell: Violin
The second of the Academy’s concerts at Cadogan Hall this season brings a Bach-inspired programme featuring a selection of works for solo violin. Appearing with the orchestra once again, Music Director and world renowned musician, Joshua Bell performs two contrasting Bach violin concertos. We round off the evening with the sublime ‘Eroica’ Symphony.
Bach Chaconne from Partitia No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Bach Violin Concerto E Major, BWV 1042
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op.55 ‘Eroica’
22 January 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50 – £39.50
"[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