Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Tickets start at $25.

Individual Tickets

Pre-show talk with Paul Laird, 7 p.m. in MTC 211.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.

Program (subject to change)

  • Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A major No. 3
  • Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 2
  • Heinrich Biber: Battalia
  • Francesco Geminiani: “La Folia” 12 Concerti Grossi after Corelli’s Violin Sonatas

Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Through unrivaled live performances and a vast recording output – highlights of which include the 1969 best-seller Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film “Amadeus” – the Academy quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With more than 500 releases and a comprehensive international touring program, the name and sound of the Academy is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world.

When COVID-19 sparked lockdowns across the globe, the Academy responded by establishing a digital campaign to fund the production of new performance videos. New films of Elgar and Shostakovich will be out soon, and future filming plans include recording with Music Director Joshua Bell.

In addition, the orchestra launched a new concert series at its spiritual home of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London’s Trafalgar Square. The series – the first of its kind in the orchestra’s home city for many years – has seen the Academy collaborate with international artists on concert programs devised by members of the orchestra.

Johannes Moser, cello

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists," German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras, including Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, BBC Philharmonic at the Proms, London Symphony, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Tokyo NHK Symphony, and with conductors of the highest level including Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Jurowski, Franz Welser-Möst, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez, Paavo Jarvi, Semyon Bychkov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Gustavo Dudamel.

Born into a musical family, Moser began studying the cello at the age of 8 and became a student of Professor David Geringas in 1997. He was the top prize winner at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, in addition to being awarded the Special Prize for his interpretation of the Rococo Variations. In 2014, he was awarded with the prestigious Brahms Prize.

Supported, in part, by Kansas Public Radio and Peter Goulet.