THE ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, Music Director
March 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
Perhaps the world’s finest chamber orchestra, THE ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS was founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, bringing together London’s finest musicians to play among friends without a conductor in the Church of St. Martin in the Fields. What followed was a veritable revolution in the way the music world heard music from across the centuries, with impeccable performance practice married to a disarming humanity that made the orchestra and its hundreds of recordings staples of classical music. A classical superstar in his own right, and one of history’s great violinists by any standard, JOSHUA BELL. is not only the first American but also the first person to hold the post of Music Director of the Academy since Sir Neville founded it. Of JOSHUA BELL’s first tour with THE ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS, Gramophone reported that “the audience reaction has been nothing short of rock concert enthusiasm.” The Academy’s first recordings for SONY Classical under its new music director will be a complete cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies. The first installment, the Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7, is scheduled for release in the spring of 2013.
Season ticket prices for the five-concert SANFORD AND BEATRICE ZIFF CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES range from $225 – $680. Subscriptions can be purchased beginning March 11 in person at the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office, by phone at (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.
Priority group seating for 15 or more people may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at (786) 468-2326.