The programme will include music by Mozart, Britten and Glazunov
Players from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields will be performing their first live concerts with audience post-lockdown on Sunday 23 August at 5pm & 7pm at St Stephen’s Church, Dulwich. The orchestra last performed together on 12 March.
The socially distanced audience will hear an hour of chamber music including Mozart’s Horn Quintet in E Flat Minor, Britten’s ‘Simple Symphony’, Glazunov’s Idyll for Horn and String Quartet and Mozart’s Divertimento in D.
The musicians include violinists Tomo Keller and Amanda Smith; violist Robert Smissen; cellist Stephen Orton; double bassist Lynda Houghton and horn player Stephen Stirling.
The Academy is closely following government announcements regarding indoor performances and should the concerts need to be rescheduled, ticket holders will be offered the choice to carry them over or have a refund.
Tickets are available here
Audiences can also hear the Academy’s 1994 BBC Prom with founder Sir Neville Marriner on BBC Radio 3 as part of this year’s festival. The repertoire includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 in D major and Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major with soloist Mayumi Seiler as well as soprano Adrianne Pieczonka performing Beethoven’s ‘Ah! Pérfido’ before the concert closes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B flat major. It is available to catch up on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast on 6 August 2020.
During the summer, the Academy have also been broadcasting concerts from its archive once a month for free on its YouTube channel and Facebook page. The Marriner at 90 concert is available now until Sunday 9 August and the next archive concert – an all-Beethoven programme led from the violin by Tomo Keller and filmed at the Berlin Konzerthaus in December 2018 – will be premiered on Sunday 30 August.