After a successful series of streamed concerts, Academy of St Martin in the Fields are delighted to be welcoming back in person audiences from Saturday 22 May at its namesake church St. Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the Arts venue’s new ReSound Summer Concert Series.
The carefully socially distanced lunchtime concert features wind players from the orchestra performing a programme of Mozart’s Fantasia in F minor (arr Julian Phillips) and Divertimento; Sir James MacMillan’s Untold, a work loosely based on an Irish love song For Ireland, I’ll not tell her name that uses cor anglais instead of an oboe in the wind quintet; John Woolrich’s A Book of Studies, Set 1; and Janáček’s Mladi.
The rest of the Academy’s series at the church will continue with socially distanced audience: any further changes to venue capacity will be made in accordance with the Government’s roadmap. There is one evening orchestral and one lunchtime chamber concert a month with a mix of repertoire: great music the Academy is renowned for as well as at least one work by a contemporary composer, including the London premiere of the Academy’s former Composer in Residence Sally Beamish’s Ariel for solo flute; Thea Musgrave’s Take Two Oboes; and Tunde Jegede’s Breath of Life, Jonny Greenwood’s Postcard for solo cello and Nainita Desai’s Root to Order (all BBC Postcards). Guest artists include mandolinist Avi Avital, conductor Ryan Wigglesworth and soprano Sophie Bevan.
Every evening orchestral programme will be filmed and available on a pay-to-view basis with catch up for 30 days afterwards.
Tickets are available here