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re:connect Concert Series – booking now open! See more

We are thrilled to announce re:connect – a series of eight concerts with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Saturday 08 August 2020 - Thursday 24 December 2020

Summer Online Festival – tickets available See more

Monday 10 August 2020 - Saturday 03 October 2020

re:connect – A Requiem for our Time – Online concert See more

The opening concert honours those who have suffered and lost their lives to COVID-19. It is also given in memory of Martin Loveday, a former cellist with the Academy who died from Coronavirus in April 2020. Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten opens the concert, followed by Fauré’s beautiful Requiem with Carolyn Sampson, Roderick Williams and St Martin's Voices, conducted by Andrew Earis. The concert will be streamed online from 7.30pm on Thursday 17 September and will be available for 30 days from the initial broadcast.

Thursday 17 September 2020 - Saturday 17 October 2020

re:connect – Overcoming Distance (5.00pm & 7.30pm) See more

Opening with solos for cello, clarinet and horn by Bach, Messiaen and MacMillan, the orchestra then comes together to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Copland’s Quiet City, culminating in Mozart’s exhilarating Symphony No. 29. There will be two socially-distanced performances at 5.00pm and 7.30pm.

Saturday 26 September 2020, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

re:connect – Overcoming Distance – Online concert See more

The programme opens with solos for cello, clarinet and horn by Bach, Messiaen and MacMillan, before the orchestra comes together to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 4 and Copland’s Quiet City, culminating in Mozart’s exhilarating Symphony No 29. The concert will be streamed online from 7.30pm on Thursday 1 October and will be available for 30 days from the initial broadcast.

Thursday 01 October 2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

re:connect – Isolation and Friendship (5.00pm & 7.30pm) See more

The third concert in our re:connect series explores the themes of isolation and friendship. Featuring works by Britten and Prokofiev written specifically for friends of the composers, the performance will also showcase two new works by Welsh composer Huw Watkins. How is taken from new music project Eight Songs From Isolation, written during lockdown by eight contemporary composers, whilst his setting of three Welsh folk songs was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Saturday 10 October 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

re:connect – Isolation and Friendship – online concert See more

The third concert in our re:connect series explores the themes of isolation and friendship. Featuring works by Britten and Prokofiev written specifically for friends of the composers, the performance will also showcase two new works by Welsh composer Huw Watkins. How is taken from new music project Eight Songs From Isolation, written during lockdown by eight contemporary composers, whilst his setting of three Welsh folk songs was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Thursday 15 October 2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

re:connect – Regeneration (5.00pm & 7.30pm) See more

Opening with works by Jean Féry Rebel and Saint-Saens, this concert explores the theme of 'regeneration'. Samantha Fernando's work Lost Things is inspired by complex emotions within relationships, before closing the concert with with Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring; the balletic portrayal of a spring celebration of the American pioneers of the 19th century, after building a new Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Saturday 24 October 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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