Season Event

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

  • October 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in Eb major, Op. 20

Relish an afternoon of sublime music by this illustrious ensemble. “Compelling grandeur … masterful,” raves BBC Music Magazine about these eight stellar string musicians who have enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their rich, polished sound and remarkable artistry. Formed in 1967, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created to perform larger chamber works from quintets to octets. This gifted ensemble draws from the principal players of the orchestra who regularly work together, using this camaraderie to enhance the level of musicianship. Featuring several configurations of the ensemble from six to eight players, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble presents an extraordinary program including Brahms’s Sextet in G-Major, Shostakovich’s Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in Eb-major. “Splendid playing; impeccable sound and balance.” (Gramophone)

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