Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Photo courtesy of Alan Kerr
Academy of St Martin in the Fields – Photo courtesy of Alan Kerr

Joshua Bell, music director and violinist
February 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Knight Concert Hall

“Although the Academy of St Martin in the Fields or Joshua Bell could command a multiple standing ovation performance, the joining of the two brought a magnitude of emotions far beyond what could be counted.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

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. 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 unrivalled live performances and a vast recording output, the Academy quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. Today the Academy is led by Music Director and virtuoso violinist JOSHUA BELL, retaining the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductor-less ensemble which has become an Academy hallmark. With a career spanning over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, JOSHUA BELL is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner.

The program will be announced later this year.

Season ticket prices for the six-concert KNIGHT MASTERWORKS CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES range from $280-$870* Subscriptions can be renewed now and new subscriptions can be purchased by phone at (305) 949-6722, online at or in person at the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office. Priority group seating for 15 or more guests may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at (786) 468-2326.

The 2019-2020 John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season Classical Music Series is funded with leadership support from Knight Foundation, with additional support from Crystal Cruises; University of Miami Health System; Sterling Vineyards; Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami; Caring Friends Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee; and Encore Circle members.

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