Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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1959
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The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra, based in London. John Churchill and Sir Neville Marriner founded the orchestra as The Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields in London as a small, conductorless string group. The original group ...

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The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra, based in London.

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Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton Proms 2014
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2014-08-10T19:42:46
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Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton Proms 2014 Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton Proms 2014 Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton Proms 2014 Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton Proms 2014

Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton Proms 2014

10 August 2014
Prom 32 Proms 2003
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Royal Albert Hall
2003-08-11T19:42:46
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Aug

Prom 32 Proms 2003

11 August 2003
Prom 37 Proms 1994
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-15T19:42:46
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Aug

Prom 37 Proms 1994

15 August 1994
Prom 12 Proms 1984
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Royal Albert Hall
1984-07-30T19:42:46
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Jul

Prom 12 Proms 1984

30 July 1984
Prom 21 Proms 1983
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Royal Albert Hall
1983-08-12T19:42:46
12
Aug

Prom 21 Proms 1983

12 August 1983


Biography

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra, based in London.

John Churchill and Sir Neville Marriner founded the orchestra as The Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields in London as a small, conductorless string group. The original group numbered 11, all male. Their name comes from Trafalgar Square's St Martin-in-the-Fields church, where the orchestra gave its first concert on November 13, 1959. In 1988, the orchestra dropped the hyphens from its full name. Marriner holds the title of Life President.

The initial performances as a string orchestra at St Martin-in-the-Fields' church played a key role in the revival of baroque performances in England. The orchestra has since expanded to include winds. It remains flexible in size, changing its make-up to suit its repertoire, which ranges from the Baroque to contemporary works.

Neville Marriner continued to perform obbligatos and concertino solos with the orchestra until 1969, and led the orchestra on recordings until the autumn of 1970, when he switched to conducting from the podium from directing the orchestra from the leader's desk. On recordings, besides Marriner, Iona Brown and Kenneth Sillito have led the orchestra among others. Since 2000, Murray Perahia has held the title of principal guest conductor of the orchestra, and has made commercial recordings with the orchestra as pianist and conductor.

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