The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields — one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world and recipient of the 2012 UMS Distinguished Artist Award — is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Formed in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Today, the Academy performs some 100 concerts around the world each year, with as many as 15 tours each season. Pianist Jeremy Denk joins the ensemble for two piano concertos by J.S. Bach, bookended by works for string orchestra by Igor Stravinsky.