Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

The Music at Hamilton Artists Series presents theworld-renownedAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 8:00 pm. The Academy of St. Martin in theFields was formed in 1959 by a group of eleven enthusiastic musicians with theaim of giving concert performances without a conductor. Its first threerecordings proved so successful that a recording

contract with Argo soon followed. As its repertoire expanded from theAcademy's principal violinist, Neville Mariner, to conduct the enlargedorchestra. Today, the Academy performs and records orchestral music from allperiods.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 toperform larger chamber music works, from quintets to octets, with players whoregularly work together rather than the more customary configuration of astring quartet with guest artists. Comprised of principal players from theAcademy, the Chamber Ensemble tours in the United Kingdom and abroad.

The concert at Hamilton College will include the following selections: Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18 Anton Dvorak (1841-1904), Prelude and Scherzo for Octet, Op. 11 Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).

Tickets for the Academy of St. Martin in the Field Chamber Ensemble concert atHamilton College's Wellin Hall are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.For more information, call the Hamilton College Performing Arts Ticket Officeat (315) 859-4331.

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