The Academy of Ancient Music is, like its name suggests, a learning experience: attendees can expect to gain immense knowledge of baroque and classical music and instruments. What music lovers may not expect is that the Academy is not a set of dusty halls, but rather a world-class symphony orchestra performing with period instruments for live audiences worldwide and on over 300 albums.
The Academy was formed in England in 1726, but after decades of greatness, fell dormant. In 1973, the Academy was reborn with the guidance of conductor Christopher Hogwood. Since then, the Academy has brought to life works ranging from Beethoven and Mozart to Handel and Haydn.