Academy of St Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble
- Apr 20 / Wednesday 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
James Burke, clarinet
Julie Price, bassoon
Stephen Stirling, horn
Tom Blomfield, oboe
Featuring Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, known for its fresh, brilliant interpretations of the most-loved classical music. The wind ensemble is a specially created group composed of the principal players of the orchestra. Joined by remarkable pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, the program includes Mozart’s Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-flat Major, K. 452, which Mozart said, “I consider it the best thing I have written in my life.” The program also features Beethoven’s gorgeous Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 16, inspired by Mozart’s piece; Brahms’ Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2, showcasing one of Brahms’ most beautiful melodies, and more.
“an ensemble of first-rate musicians, technically superb, generously expressive, and obviously enjoying themselves.” —Dallas Morning News
“impressively seamless ensemble” —Chicago Classical Review
“impressive sophistication and complexity of phrasing, elegant articulation and an impeccable sense of balance… What sets the Academy apart from other ensembles is its exceptional musical intelligence.” —Seen and Heard International
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COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of performance, including, without limitation, required: mask or face coverings, temperature checks, confirmation of prior travel to high-risk areas and/or confirmation of no known symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19. We reserve the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance, law, or regulations of MSU Administration. Any ticket holder who does not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol may be required to leave the theater, and his/her ticket will not be refunded.
There will be an Insight Preview 45 minutes prior to this performance.
Groups tickets are available for groups of 10 or more.