The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Festival Series opens with chamber ensemble
The 2007-08 season of the Festival Series opens at the College of Musical Arts with one of the world's finest chamber groups, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, on the Lois M. Nitschke Memorial Concert.
The ensemble comprises eight musicians from London's illustrious Orchestra of St. Martin in the Fields. The group tours as a string octet, sextet and other configurations, and has elicited stellar reviews for its performances and recordings.
The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The Festival Forum, an informative lecture that enhances the concert-going experience, will precede the concert at 7:15 p.m.
The concert program will include works by Antonin Dvorak and Dmitri Shostakovich, along with one of the group's signature pieces, the “Octet for Strings” by Felix Mendelssohn.
For tickets, call the box office at 2-8171.
For a listing of upcoming performances in the series, visit
September 17, 2007