Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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1959
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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Biography (Wikipedia)

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

John Churchill, then Master of Music at the London church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Neville Marriner (later Sir Neville) founded the orchestra as "The Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields", a small, conductorless string group. The original group numbered 11, all male. The orchestra gave its first concert on November 13, 1959, in the church it was named after. In 1988, the orchestra dropped the hyphens from its full name. Marriner held the title of Life President until his death in 2016.

The initial performances as a string orchestra at St Martin-in-the-Fields 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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Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Butterworth, Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
The Banks of Green Willow
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The Banks of Green Willow
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
The Nutcracker Suite (Miniature Overture)
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The Nutcracker Suite (Miniature Overture)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for keyboard and string orch. no.3 (BWV.1054) in D major - i. Presto
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Concerto for keyboard and string orch. no.3 (BWV.1054) in D major - i. Presto
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Bourree
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Bourree
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: PCM 4
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Cadogan Hall, London
2016-08-08T16:26:26
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8
Aug
2016
Proms 2016: PCM 4

Proms 2016: PCM 4

13:00
Cadogan Hall, London
Proms 2014: Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-10T16:26:26
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10
Aug
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton

Proms 2014: Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton

16:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2003: Prom 32
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebgzc8
Royal Albert Hall
2003-08-11T16:26:26
11
Aug
2003

Proms 2003: Prom 32

22:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 37
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9x6q9
Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-15T16:26:26
15
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 37

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1984: Prom 12
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Royal Albert Hall
1984-07-30T16:26:26
30
Jul
1984

Proms 1984: Prom 12

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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