Inon Barnatan To Perform US Premiere Of NICOLSON PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 At Arsht Center
In the final concert of the 2016-2017 KNIGHT MASTERWORKS SEASON - MEIDAR AND ALFI FAMILY FOUNDATION CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly presents the ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan, who will be performing the U.S. premiere of the newly commissioned Piano Concerto No. 2, "The Haunted Ebb" by Alasdair Nicolson, in An Evening Of Mozart on Saturday, March 18 in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
One of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, the ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS is noted internationally for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. It was formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 with a group of London musicians who worked without a conductor, giving its first concert in its namesake church in London's Trafalgar Square in 1959. The Academy works with some of the most talented soloists and directors in the classical music scene, performing symphonic repertoire and chamber music on a grand scale at prestigious venues throughout the world, while expanding its celebrated recording catalog.
Celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This unprecedented three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances and act as ambassador for the series. In addition to the U.S. premiere of the newly commissioned work by Alasdair Nicolson, he will be performing with the Academy Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9. The evening's program also features works by pioneering American composer Aaron Copland and one of Mozart's better known early works, composed in 1774, Symphony No 29.