To the Silver Bow – St Martin-in-the-Fields

16 February 2016
London, UK

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16 February
London, UK

St Martin-in-the-Fields
7:30pm – 9:30pm



  • Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20
  • Tchaikovsky Nocturne for Cello and Strings Op. 19 No. 4
  • Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043
  • Interval – 30 minutes
  • Woolrich To the Silver Bow (world premiere)
  • Britten Simple Symphony Op. 4



Academy Principal Second Violin Martin Burgess, Principal Viola Robert Smissen and Principal Cello Stephen Orton showcase the exceptional ability of the musicians who make up the Academy, stepping into the spotlight as soloists for the evening alongside former Academy Principal Double Bass Leon Bosch and the evening’s Guest Director, violinist Simon Blendis. A highlight of the programme sees the world premiere of To the Silver Bow by John Woolrich, one of the key figures of British contemporary classical music, which was commissioned by Bosch for this collaboration.

Our London concert programmes for the 2015/16 season are available free this year, thanks to the generous support of our programme sponsor, J&A Beare. Read a digital copy of the evening’s programme below:


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Tickets: £20 / £15 / £10

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