Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Inon Barnatan, piano

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

7:30 pm


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About This Event

One of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, Academy of St Martin in the Fields is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Formed from a group of leading London musicians, and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1959. The Academy works with some of the most talented soloists and directors in the classical music scene, performing symphonic repertoire and “chamber music on a grand scale” at prestigious venues throughout the world, while expanding its celebrated recording catalog.

Celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This unprecedented three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances and act as ambassador for the orchestra.

Copland: Quiet City
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major (K.271)
Alasdair Nicolson: Piano Concerto No. 2 (The Haunted Ebb)
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major (K.201/186a)

“The orchestra has been so good for so long that it is in danger of being taken for granted. Its sound is as clear and true as it was 30 years ago, its phrasing a little sharper and crisper. Listen to today’s ASMF and it is apparent that each section of the orchestra not only knows its part but knows the parts of the other sections and how they interact.” – The Independent

Classical music concerts at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts are supported in part by the Dayton Fowler Grafman Endowment for Classical Music.

Alasdair Nicolson’s commission is generously supported by The Leche Trust and RVW Trust.

Additional Activities

  • Catwalk Lounge: Arrive early and elevate your Center experience! Connect with friends before the show and enjoy the view in this exclusive lounge.



Linda and Alan Englander

Barbara Koval