The Bath Festival - Concert For The People Of Bath
📅 Thursday 23 May 2019 The Forum
Mendelssohn Overture and Incidental Music from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
Williams Escapades (from Catch Me If You Can)
Nyman If (from the Diary of Anne Frank)
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano
Jess Gillam saxophone
Jason Thornton conductor
We are delighted once again to be presenting the annual concert dedicated to the memory of Brian and Margaret Roper; a concert that encourages future generations to develop their love of classical music.
Youth is at the heart of this wonderful evening’s music making with two BBC Young Musician finalists. Isata Kanneh-Mason gives her second performance at The Bath Festival with Clara Schumann’s piano concerto, and Proms star Jess Gillam, who took the Last Night of the Proms by storm, performs a Saxophone Concerto by John Williams, composer of Star Wars and Harry Potter. A fizzing evening of music is brought to a close by Ravel’s blazing Bolero.
The Bath Festival - Daniel Lebhardt, Piano
📅 Friday 24 May 2019 St Swithin's Church
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A, Op.2 No.2
Bartok Out of Doors
Brahms Klavierstücke, Op.119
Following studies with artists as distinguished as Alfred Brendel and Stephen Hough and winning the ‘Most Promising Pianist’ prize at the Sydney International Competition, Daniel Lebhardt is set for international stardom. His programme ranges from the simple charm of Beethoven’s early sonata to the mellow beauty of Brahms’s late piano pieces.
‘Mr. Lebhardt dispatched the music with scintillating crispness’ NEW YORK TIMES
The Bath Festival - Penguin Cafe
📅 Friday 24 May 2019 Bath Pavilion
Bringing together musicians from bands like Suede, Gorillaz and Florence + The Machine, Penguin Cafe is a melting pot of influences and serious talent. Founded in 2009 by composer Arthur Jeffes paying homage to his father’s Penguin Cafe Orchestra of the seventies, this modern revamp continues to transcend the divisions between popular and classical music. Utilizing many different instruments and influences, Arthur creates new genre defying work that has a worldwide appeal, one that is warm, immediately likeable and strangely familiar.
Penguin Cafe are back in the studio creating the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, due to release in 2019, so Bath Festivals audience could be the first to hear some of their new music at the Pavilion this May.
The Bath Festival - FIREFOLK 2019
📅 Sunday 26 May 2019 Location: Parade Gardens
Join us in Parade Gardens for a fresh line-up of talented local folk bands to celebrate the installation of the BathIRON bandstand balustrade – a beautiful sculptural piece which was hand-forged by teams of blacksmiths from all over the UK during BathIRON Festival in June 2018. There’ll be a bar and food stalls, and we’ll also be celebrating the traditional heritage craft of the artist blacksmith with forging demonstrations throughout the evening. For more information about the line-up, activities and the BathIRON balustrade project visit our website and follow us on social media. @bathironfest @bathiron #firefolk
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Price:£10/£7 under 16 or with a valid student card. Family offer (2 adult + 2 child)- £30 Tickets
The Bath Festival - Ora Singers
📅 Sunday 26 May 2019 Assembly Rooms
A cappella choral works by Clemens non Papa, Gabriel Jackson, Palestrina, Grier, Victoria, John Barber, de Ceballos, McKevitt, Esquivel, O’Regan and de Vivanco
Suzy Digby director
The award-winning vocal group, ORA Singers, brings to Bath a stunning concert of Renaissance and contemporary choral music from its critically-acclaimed new album, Desires. Described as “Crisp yet sensuous” by Erica Jeal in The Guardian, the concert focuses on the stunning texts of Solomon’s Song of Songs, with works from Palestrina to Gabriel Jackson and from Victoria to Jonathan Dove. Come and hear British choral singing at its very best!
The Bath Festival Finale Weekend
📅 1-2 June 2019 Bath Recreation Ground
The Bath Festival Finale Weekend makes a welcome return to the Bath Recreation Ground on 1-2 June 2019.
Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural Bath Festival Finale Weekend, Bath Festivals are pleased to announce the return of the Finale Weekend to our UNESCO city for 2019. Once again, the event will take place on the Bath Rec, primely situated in the heart of the city within walking distance of the train and bus station.
The Finale Weekend is an extravaganza of music, fun and great food, with something for everyone. Two music stages, one spoken word stage and a packed full of fun family zone with craft, workshops, music and storytelling. Tickets
Bath Folk Club
📅 Friday 7 June 2019 Venue: Ring O Bells, Widcombe Parade, Bath BA2 4JT
Dipper Malkin is rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication.
Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper (viola d’amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics.
Time: 8 pm
Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door
Tickets available online from bathfolkfestival.org or from the Ring O’ Bells.
Bath Bach Choir In Wells - Mozart Requiem
📅 Saturday 6 July 2019 Venue: Wells Cathedral
Bath Bach Choir will perform its 2019 summer concert in front of the famous Scissor Arches at Wells Cathedral. The programme, which brings together Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, excerpts from Haydn’s Nelson Mass and the great Mozart Requiem, fulfills a long-held wish of the choir’s musical director, Nigel Perrin, to invite coloratura soprano Carolyn Sampson to perform with the choir. Miss Sampson’s 2019 schedule includes Bach in Tokyo, Handel in Philadelphia and, now, Mozart in Wells.
Exsultate Jubilate – today one of Mozart’s best-known pieces of sacred solo music – is also a piece for which Carolyn Sampson is renowned, having made what is held by many to be the definitive recording. Although Mozart was just 16 when he wrote it, to many it’s the sound of a genius at the peak of his imaginative powers.
Mozart’s Requiem transports us to the far end of his short life, and the work he believed he was composing for his own death, even though history confirms that it was commissioned by an Austrian count. He died before it was completed, and it remains one of the most powerful and poignant pieces in the choral repertoire.
In lieu of an overture the concert opens with the ‘Kyrie’ from Joseph Haydn’s so-called Nelson Mass which, along with trumpets and timpani, also showcases the coloratura solo soprano voice.
There is one intriguing link between the elements of this evening’s concert. Mozart wrote Exsultate Jubilate in 1773 for an Italian castrato opera singer named Venanzio Rauzzini, to wow audiences in Milan. Rauzzini eventually settled in Bath in 1780 and became director of the New Assembly Room Concerts. Haydn stayed with him as a guest for six weeks in 1794. Rauzzini died in 1810, and is buried in Bath Abbey.
We look forward to a feast of fabulous music for a midsummer’s evening in the majestic surroundings of Wells Cathedral
Mozart: Requiem (1791)
Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate
Haydn: Kyrie & Benedictus from the ‘Nelson Mass’
Bath Bach Choir
Guest artist Carolyn Sampson
Nigel Perrin conductor
The Darkside of Pink Floyd
📅 Friday 6 September 2019 The Komedia Bath
Awesome night of Classic Pink Floyd from Meddle to The Division Bell, with fabulous lights lasers, as part of their 2019 sellout tour with rave reviews.
Focusing on the live "Pulse" performances, The Darkside of Pink Floyd are legends in the tribute band scene and are the headline act at the infamous Glastonbudget Festival for the second year running. Playing with a full light and laser show, these seasoned musicians play with a passion rarely seen, creating a deep and moving experience and are definitely not to be missed. Tickets