Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Clowes Memorial Hall is an excellent Indianapolis performing arts venue dedicated to bringing the finest Broadway shows, concerts and touring acts to Indianapolis theatre. Saturday, April 10 Clowes Memorial Hall presents Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras. This renowned group of musicians is known not only for its award winning recordings and soundtracks, but also for outstanding performances and collaborations with thrilling popular musicians. Tickets to this Indianapolis music event range from $35 to $25 for Indianapolis people and $30 to $20 for Indianapolis kids with a student ID and senior citizens. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields takes the stage at Clowes Memorial Hall at 8:00 pm on Saturday night.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was formed in 1958 by Sir Neville Marriner, who “had no intention of giving any concerts or continuing forever.” Despite this viewpoint, the group has lasted more than fifty years. It has established itself as one of the world’s best chamber orchestras and, according to Times journalist Richard Morrison, “As you travel round the globe, the Academy’s name has an aura possessed by no other British orchestra.”

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields gave its first performance in its namesake church on November 13, 1959. Two years later, it released its debut recording, which was hailed as a masterpiece. Music critic Denis Stevens said of the work that it had “precision, care, consummate musicianship and more sense of style than all other chamber orchestra’s in Europe put together.”

As demand for the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields began to grow, so too did the orchestra itself, as did its performance repertoire. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is known today for superlative performances and maintains a busy high profile international concert schedule. It was featured on Academy Award winning soundtracks for Amadeus, The English Patient and Titanic. In addition, the orchestra has performed and collaborated with musicians like Murry Perahia, Joshua Bell, Julia Fischer, Julian Rachlin, Janine Jensen and Anthony Marwood.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs at Clowes Memorial Hall Saturday night. This performance features violin and viola soloist Julian Rachlin and the works of Beethoven, Grieg, Piazzolla and Britten. Learn more about the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in a pre-show discussion held at 7:15 pm in the Krannert Room. The talk will be lead by Kirk Trevor, conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The discussion is FREE with a tickets to the event. Don’t miss this exciting Indianapolis event at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University.

While you are at Clowes Memorial Hall, take a moment to check out the Indianapolis art by Indianapolis artist Susan Hodgin, hanging in the lobby through April 12. Before the show, head to the nearby Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, for a bite to eat. A plethora of Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars awaits you in Broad Ripple Village.

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Saturday, April 10, 2010

Clowes Memorial Hall

4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208