Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields brings the classics to Sangamon Auditorium

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s premier chamber ensembles, with a reputation built on over 50 years of high-quality musicianship. The group was founded in London in 1959, and the name came from the location of its first concert, the St. Martin in the Fields church in Trafalgar Square. Originally a small string ensemble, the group has expanded over the years to include winds, but the exact make-up remains flexible to suit the music. The group has recorded for many classical labels and can be heard on several soundtracks including Amadeus and The English Patient.

The performance at Sangamon Auditorium will feature four classic works:

Grieg - Holberg Suite
Beethoven arr. Tognetti - Violin Sonata No.9 in A major “Kreutzer” for solo violin & string orchestra
Schubert arr. Tabakova - Arpeggione Sonata for Viola and Strings
Piazzolla arr. Desyatnikov - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Tickets are still available for the performance at Sangamon Auditorium on Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Call the Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960 or visit our website.

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