Baylor School of Music's Distinguished Artist Series Will Feature World Famous Chamber Orchestra

Oct. 20, 2010

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Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, one of the world's most famous chamber orchestras, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor University campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

The performance, a part of the Distinguished Artist Series, the Baylor School of Music's premier guest artist event, will feature director Kenneth Sillito and pianist Jonathan Biss.

Sir Neville Marriner, an English conductor and violinist, founded the Academy in 1958. Formed from a group of leading London musicians and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in 1959 and released its first recording two years later.

Today the Academy performs in combinations ranging from a chamber group to a symphony orchestra. Known for its superlative performances and award-winning recordings, the Academy maintains a busy, high-profile international concert schedule.

The Glennis McCrary Music Building is at 110 Baylor Ave.

For ticket information, call the School of Music box office at (254) 710-3571, or purchase tickets online by visiting http://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=47274.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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