Performance – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Inon Barnatan
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is one of the world's premier chamber orchestras, renowned for its polished and refined sound and rooted in outstanding musicianship. Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church on Nov. 13, 1959. Originally directed by Sir Neville from the leader's chair, the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original ensemble remains an Academy hallmark. Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, currently serving as the first artist-in-association of the New York Philharmonic, joins them. Barnatan is celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire.