The Academy and conductor Terje Mikkelsen in action at @abbeyroadstudios last year. The album, celebrating the memory of Keith Emerson, is out now ⭐️ ‘Beyond the Stars’ is a project dedicated to the epic orchestral music of #KeithEmerson – the composer. Keyboard phenomenon Rachel Flowers features as piano soloist in a ferocious reading of ’Toccata con Fuoco’ from the Piano Concerto. A special contribution comes from Keith’s grandson – 13-year old Ethan Emerson – in the beautiful ’The Dreamer’ for piano and strings.
Find out more at www.keithemerson.no
We regret to announce that, due to ill health, Academy Principal Guest Conductor #MurrayPerahia is no longer able to perform in our upcoming concert at @cammusicfest and our European tour in November/December 2018.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields sends their very best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
The tour will still go ahead and we are delighted that celebrated pianists Jan Lisiecki (@lisieckijan), Nelson Freire and Rudolf Buchbinder are able to step in to perform these concerts with us and director Tomo Keller 🎹
Murray Perahia said: “I’m very sorry to have to withdraw from this tour that I was so much looking forward to doing with the Academy as their Principal Guest Conductor. I wish them all the best for the concerts with Jan Lisiecki, Nelson Freire and Rudolf Buchbinder and I look forward to performing with the orchestra again in the near future.” For more info please visit our website: asmf.org/beethoven-europe
New video! 🎥 Hear from Academy Friends & Patrons and Music Director @joshuabellmusic about the benefits enjoyed by our valued family of supporters.
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The Academy's 2018/19 performances are taking place all over the world 🌎🎶 Find out more in our new Season Brochure, out now!
View it online via the link in our bio 📖
This season we are delighted to have expanded our offering of events for our valued supporters. Visit asmf.org/support-us for more info about these events and how to join our family of supporters.
We're proud to be part of this album, which celebrates the musical legacy of keyboard player, composer & pianist Keith Emerson ⭐️ Keith’s open and inspired attitude toward classical music in the 1970s was a revelation for many rock fans. Nearly 50 years later, ‘Keith Emerson - Beyond The Stars’ features Emerson's own classical works, which we recorded at Abbey Road Studios with conductor Terje Mikkelsen.
Find out more and pre-order the album at keithemerson.com
“I think that learning an instrument gives you two major tools from an early age; creative learning and self-assessment. I’m sure these are things that any educator or teacher would want to instil in any pupil. When playing, you are given instructions and techniques to use, but you have to find your own voice and way of expressing yourself. Being self-critical and never settling for anything remotely “average” is the only way to improve.” Some #MondayMotivation from our Principal Clarinet James Burke. Head to our website to hear more of his thoughts on the importance of music education ➡️ asmf.org/jburkeinterview
We look forward to performing #Mozart ’s Clarinet Concerto with James during our tour of Mexico next month: asmf.org/mexico2018
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