Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Inon Barnatan, piano
The Broad Stage welcomes one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the first and only orchestra to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Export. Originally directed by Sir Neville Marriner, the spirit of the legendary conductor-less ensemble perfectly complements our intimate ambience with a program of Britten, Haydn, and Bach. The concert features virtuosic American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan, who has gained international recognition for his impeccable technique.
Academy of St Martin in the Fields is generously underwritten by the Dunard Fund.
Join us in the East Lobby at 6:30pm for a pre-concert lecture by Kimberlea Daggy.
Kimberlea Daggy is one of LA’s most popular classical music hosts. Audiences love her beautiful, soothing voice, her welcoming presence and her joyful enthusiasm for music. Kimberlea spent the last eleven years on Classical KUSC, presenting a wide array of programs, from daily afternoon shows to quarterly specials celebrating composers’ birthdays to her highly successful contemplative choral music program, Soul Music. For the last eight seasons, she co-hosted live broadcasts of Los Angeles Opera performances, providing commentary and interviewing international artists, including Placido Domingo, James Conlon and Marilyn Horne. Kimberlea shares the joy of classical music in the frequent pre-performance talks she gives throughout Southern California, for such esteemed musical organizations as Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Broad Stage, the Ojai Music Festival and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She also presents seminars and lectures on various aspects of music history and appreciation, from the history of the symphony to choral traditions throughout Europe and the Americas. Kimberlea frequently sings with the choir of the Parish of St. Matthew in Pacific Palisades, both in California and abroad. Tours included performances in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Wales and England, where the choir recently sang a weeklong residency at Winchester Cathedral.
Photo Credit: Gerardo Antonio Sanchez Torres