Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
The performance originally scheduled for October 16, 2021 was cancelled due to international covid travel restrictions. We are working to schedule a new date in the not too distant future.
We are gratified that Tomo Keller, Director/Leader of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, took the time to record a message so he could speak directly to Friends Of Music Concerts supporters. In it, he reveals a personal connection to Westchester County. We are confident that we will be able to schedule a performance by the Ensemble at some point in the not too distant future. The message is followed by a performance of Schubert’s Octet in F Major.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was founded in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests.
Drawn from the principal players of the full orchestra and led by violinist Tomo Keller, the Chamber Ensemble performs in all shapes and sizes, from string quintets to octets, and in various other configurations featuring winds. Its touring commitments are extensive and include regular tours of Europe and North America, whilst recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs.
The Academy’s Music Director is Joshua Bell; the Founding President: Sir Neville Marriner.