UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — London’s Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble will perform music by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn and Sally Beamish in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Schwab Auditorium.
Drawn from the principal players of the world-renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra and led by violinist Tomo Keller, the chamber ensemble performs in various configurations. For the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State concert, the ensemble will perform as an octet and a sextet.
The program is scheduled to include a new string octet, “Partita,” being created for the ensemble by English composer Beamish, plus Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36, and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20.
For more information about the performance, visit the Center for the Performing Arts online, or call 814-863-0255.
The ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger works of chamber music repertoire with players who customarily work together — instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests.