Jeremy Denk, piano
One of America’s foremost pianists teams with legendary English chamber orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, for a concert that is part of the academy’s 60th anniversary tour.
Jeremy Denk, winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for his adventurous programming, will play two works with the orchestra: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414, and Benjamin Britten’s one-movement study for piano and strings, Young Apollo. Known for a repertoire that embraces scores from Beethoven to Charles Ives, Denk is, according to The New York Times, “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs.”
Originally founded by Sir Neville Marriner as a recording orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields quickly became one of the globe’s most popular classical performing groups, gaining widespread fame when it supplied the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Amadeus in 1984.
Albinoni: Concerto Op. 5, No. 5 A minor (strings only)
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in E-flat Major (including winds)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major (K. 414)
Britten: Young Apollo for piano and strings
Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor, “Mourning”
Linda and Alan Englander