On Thursday 11 March 2021, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields will perform a concert of J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and James MacMillan at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the venue’s weekly online concert series – Fresh Horizons – supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns to its spiritual home in this performance of works by Bach, Brahms and contemporary Scottish composer James MacMillan. Dedicated to Clara Schumann, Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 is an elegant work for chamber orchestra which stands beautifully alongside MacMillan’s wind quintet Untold, and the timeless charm of Bach’s sixth Brandenburg Concerto.
Ticket holders can watch the performance online from 7.30pm on Thursday 11 March and it will be available to watch unlimited times for the following 30 days. The concert was pre-recorded on 4 March 2021 at the venue where the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St Martin-in-the-Fields church closely followed government guidance and adhered accordingly to the latest advice.
Running from 28 January to April 2021, the Fresh Horizons series offers fourteen streamed concerts recorded in the beautiful surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields church.
The Fresh Horizons concert series follows the venue’s announcement for a new vision for music at St Martin’s to broaden its musical output and provide greater opportunities for musicians and audiences. This new phase of its music programme has the aim of shaping a series of carefully curated, sector-leading and inspiring performances.
Andrew Earis, Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields said: ‘Keeping our music programme running throughout the pandemic has been hugely important to us at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and we have been thrilled by the enthusiasm of both our performers and audiences since March. Through the Fresh Horizons series, our aim is to create a programme that welcomes a broad range of world-leading musicians and artists, both up-and-coming and established. I am delighted to see our music programme continue to grow, and look forward immensely to welcoming these artists and ensembles to our beautiful building.’
Tickets for the entire series are now on sale through smitf.org/fresh-horizons. Tickets are priced at £10 with group discounts and series passes also available.