2 parts by 45 minutes
Orchestral Suites No.1-4
The programme is subject to change
Bach. Orchestral Suites
The Academy of Ancient Music
Music Director – Richard Egarr
The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. It takes inspiration directly from the music’s composers, using historically informed techniques, period-specific instruments and original sources to bring music to life in committed, vibrant performances.
Founded by Christopher Hogwood in 1973, the ensemble remains at the forefront of the early music scene more than four decades on; Richard Egarr became its Music Director in 2006.
The Academy of Ancient Music has always been a pioneer. It was established to make the first British recordings of orchestral works using instruments from the baroque and classical periods and has released more than 300 discs, many of which are still considered definitive performances (among its countless accolades for recording are Classic BRIT, Gramophone and Edison awards). It has now established its own record label, AAM Records, and is proud to be the most listened-to orchestra of its kind online, with over one million monthly listeners on Spotify.
AAM’s education and outreach programme, AAMplify, nurtures the next generation of audiences and musicians. With this expanding programme, working from pre-school through tertiary education and beyond, AAM ensures its work reaches the widest possible audience and inspires people of all ages, backgrounds and cultural traditions.
AAM is Associate Ensemble at London’s Barbican centre; Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge, The Grange Festival, Milton Abbey International Summer Music Festival, Music at Oxford and the Apex, Bury St Edmunds; Research Partner to the University of Oxford; and an Artistic Partner to London’s Culture Mile.