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Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
8 ratings
4.6 average rating
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7 events
2 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

Lovely performance of balanced program

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

Britten is difficult to listen to but worth the effort. Bach was lucid and stirring. Walpole was not that enjoyable, seems lackluster.
The musicianship was exceptional throughout.

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“A beacon of musical excellence.” —The Times, London

Description

Its upcoming Berkeley program celebrates the group’s history with two Bach concertos and spotlights the Academy’s longstanding commitment to English music with works by Britten and Walton. Julia Fischer, _Gramophone_’s 2007 Artist of the Year, enjoys a close relationship with the musicians and has already completed several international tours with the group.

Program: Britten/Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10; Bach/Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, and Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major; Walton/Sonata for Strings

Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Handel's <em>Messiah</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Alex Ramon's <em>IMpossible</em> Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em>