Academy of St Martin in the Fields
aka Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields, Academy Of St Martin In The Fields, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Orchestra, The Acadamy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields' Chamber Ensemble, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields' Chamber Ensemble
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) is an English chamber orchestra, based in London. Sir Neville Marriner founded the ensemble as The Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields in London as a small, conductorless string group. The original group numbered 11, all male. The ensemble's name comes from Trafalgar Square's St Martin-in-the-Fields church, where the orchestra gave its first concert on November 13, 1959. In 1988, the ASMF dropped the hyphens from its full name. The orchestra incorporated in February 1971 as "A.
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