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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

  • April 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Julian Rachlin, violin

Sir Neville Marriner says that the small ensemble he founded in 1958 “had no intention of giving any concerts or continuing forever.” Fifty years and countless performances later, it seems they had a change of heart, and the music world has been better off for it. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields has firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, and boasts more than 500 recordings, making it the most recorded chamber orchestra worldwide. “As you travel around the globe, the Academy’s name has an aura possessed by no other British orchestra,” extols The Times of London. Lithuanian virtuoso Julian Rachlin leads this celebrated orchestra, and serves as violin soloist in a program that includes Astor Piazzólla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a delightful blend of stirring violin and Tango Nuevo, evocative of the city that Piazzólla called his home.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: 3:15 pm; Marilyn Cooley, WETA with John Heley, Cellist, Academy of St. Martin in the Field (Apr 18, 2010) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$60, $52, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID