- Beamish ‘Partita’ for String Octet (world premiere)
- Korngold Sextet for strings in D major, Op.10
- Mendelssohn Octet for strings in E flag major, Op.20in F major, D. 803
- Brahms Sextet for strings in G major, Op.36in E-flat major, Op. 20
The Academy Chamber Ensemble returns to North America for an 8-concert tour performing works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Korngold as well as a brand new work written for the ensemble by the Academy’s Composer in Residence, Sally Beamish.
Featuring Tomo Keller (violin), Harvey de Souza (violin), Martin Burgess (violin), Jennifer Godson (violin), Robert Smissen (viola), Fiona Bonds (viola), Stephen Orton (cello) and Will Schofield (cello).
“impressive sophistication and complexity of phrasing, elegant articulation and an impeccable sense of balance… What sets the Academy apart from other ensembles is its exceptional musical intelligence.” – Seen and Heard International
“an ensemble of first-rate musicians, technically superb, generously expressive, and obviously enjoying themselves.” – Dallas Morning News