Introducing the new series
We are thrilled to announce a second concert series at our namesake church St Martin-in-the-Fields following the inaugural re:connect series last winter. From 11 March, we’ll be giving one orchestral concert a month until August with monthly lunchtime chamber concerts as well from May. The March and April concerts will be broadcast exclusively online on the church’s digital platform and – when it is safe to do so – we will perform to a socially distanced live audience when possible.
Tickets to attend concerts in person will be made available nearer the time of the performances.
Buy an Academy Access Pass to all 6 orchestral concerts broadcast online from March-August.
An Early Bird rate of £40 is on offer until 28 February – just use code ASMFEARLY at checkout.
Standard price is £54.
Find out more about the series
Each programme presents a mix of music: great core repertoire that we are renowned for as well as a feast of contemporary works, including movements from Errollyn Wallen’s Concerto Grosso; the London premiere of the Academy’s former Composer in Residence Sally Beamish’s Ariel for solo flute; Thea Musgrave’s Impromptu No.1; and Tunde Jegede’s Breath of Life, Jonny Greenwood’s Postcard for solo cello and Nainita Desai’s Root to Order (all BBC Postcards). Guest artists include conductor John Butt, mandolinist Avi Avital, conductor Ryan Wigglesworth and soprano Sophie Bevan.
As well as this series of concerts, we’ll be performing an abridged version of Handel’s Messiah at the church, with St Martin’s Voices conducted by Andrew Earis. The performance will be illuminated by images projected on to the East Window, curated by Nina Dunn Studio (Online only from 8 April, 7:30pm, 30 day catch up). Tickets for this are available here – please note this concert is not included with the Academy Access Pass.
“We are delighted to be returning for a second series at St Martin-in-the-Fields and it is wonderful for the Academy to showcase our musicians, and interesting and sometimes unexpected programmes. I am also excited that we will be performing Handel’s Messiah at Easter, collaborating with brilliant lighting designers Nina Dunn Studio. We firmly believe in the power of music to move and comfort people, and this is so important in these challenging times. I am looking forward to being able to welcome audiences back to our live performances when it is safe to do so.” Alan Watt, Chief Executive of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Bach & Brahms
Online from 11 March
Baroque with John Butt
Online from 22 April
Haydn & Mozart Concertos
Online from 13 May
Online from 10 June
Online from 9 July
Ryan Wigglesworth & Sophie Bevan
Online from 13 August
Buy an Academy Access Pass to all of the online concerts listed above.
Early Bird £40 (available until 28 Feb) / Standard £54
Tickets to individual online concerts are £10
Lunchtime Chamber Music
Chamber Concert 1: Mozart and Janáček
15 May, 12:30pm
Chamber Concert 2: Duets, Trios and Quartets
12 June, 12:30pm
Chamber Concert 3: Four Violins
24 July, 12:30pm
Chamber Concert 4: Postcards
14 August, 12:30pm
Tickets for the lunchtime concerts will go on sale nearer to the time of the performances.