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Updated: 03/12/2014 11:22:04AM

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra comes to Van Wezel

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By Kim Cool

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One of London’s most charming churches, St. Martin in the Fields, gave its name to one of the world’s most often recorded orchestras.

Founded by Sir. Neville Marriner, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra presented its first concert in 1959 at the church on Travalgar Square in London. With a name derived from that day forward, the chamber orchestra has since made more than 500 recordings and traveled the world many times over. The orchestra is said to perform more than 100 concerts each year.

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