Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Prokofiev & Mendelssohn
Thu 5 October @ 19:30 - 21:30$89 – $199
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music. Today the orchestra is led by Music Director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, under whose direction ASMF continues to push the boundaries of player-directed performance to new heights, presenting symphonic repertoire and chamber music on a grand scale at prestigious venues around the globe.
‘Mendelssohn, like Mozart, was a child prodigy and music flowed from his creative mind in a never-ending stream of delight. His violin concerto, here performed by Joshua Bell, is consistently regarded as one of the greatest works of all time – a virtuoso showcase for both soloist and orchestra. Mendelssohn’s third symphony – The Scottish – evokes a time and a place of rugged landscapes, romantic vistas, and of brooding and picturesque intensity.’ - Marshall McGuire, MRC Director of Programming.