Together with Music Director Joshua Bell, the Academy has created a concert season packed full of musical treats, including collaborations with some of the finest soloists performing today. Highlights include London concerts and international tours with pianist Jeremy Denk, clarinettist Martin Fröst and violinist Julia Fischer. Principal Guest Conductor Murray Perahia tours with the orchestra to Europe in August and September and on an exciting tour of Asia in November. Joshua himself will undertake four tours with the Academy this season, travelling as far afield as South America and the Middle East, as well as two tours of Europe.
The orchestra’s programmes for this season contain many gems from the chamber music and classical repertoire; look out for Schubert’s String Quintet, Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht among others. The Academy’s winter concert at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Walking in the Air, will pay tribute to the work of composer Howard Blake, including a newly commissioned arrangement of The Snowman, conducted by the Academy’s Life President Sir Neville Marriner.
In addition to our concerts, our players continue to reach out to young musicians and adult learners through Outward Sound, the Academy’s education programme. This year’s projects include workshops for school children, professional development partnerships and lifelong learning schemes, all creating opportunities for everyone to connect and create music with the orchestra.
Each year we have to secure financial support from our sponsors, Friends and Patrons to enable the Academy to perform, to tour and to maintain our education and outreach work which brings our music to a new generation of audiences. If you enjoy what the Academy does and would like to support our work, why not consider joining our Friends and Patrons? Our supporters enjoy an enhanced relationship with the orchestra and our musicians, priority personalised booking for our concerts as well as invitations to special events, receptions and rehearsals. Contact the Academy by phone or email for further information about joining our Friends and Patrons, or join online at our website.
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