REVIEW: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields charms at Balboa
UT San Diego
By James Chute
March 3, 2013
With the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, you know what you are going to get: clean, crisp, rhythmically buoyant playing with a remarkable unanimity of sound and approach.
As they say, this oft-recorded and well-traveled ensemble is money, and it proved it again Saturday at the Balboa Theatre in a satisfying, well-received concert presented by the La Jolla Music Society.
Although the London-based chamber orchestra gained much of its notoriety under the baton of Neville Marriner, it has long since returned to its roots as a conductorless ensemble.