The Hot Sardines “one of the best jazz bands in NYC today” Add Extra Performance at #bathmusicfest 2015
We are delighted to announce The Hot Sardines will play a second gig at Bath Guildhall on Saturday 16 May, due to popular demand. The first performance has now sold out but tickets to the second gig starting at 10pm have just been released on line. Book now to avoid disappointment.
The 2015 Bath International Bath Music Festival opens on 15 May with Party in the City and continues until Sir Willard White’s festival finale on Tuesday 26 May. We very much hope you will join us at the Festival in its 67th year, bringing the very best of Classical, Jazz, World and Folk to Bath. Celebrated names playing the Festival in Bath in May include Festival Artist in Residence Steven Osborne, his three concerts during the Festival have been picked by BBC Music Magazine as one of the ‘Top 20 UK Unmissable Events’; we also welcome jazz legend Hugh Masekela and many more. Here’s an overview of the exciting line-up. General Booking is now open.
Jazz, World and Folk
Creating an instant party, with the soaring horn echoing township jazz, hip-hop and funk, is South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela and his band. Other highlights of this stellar 2015 line-up include Orphy Robinson / Black Top; Jason Rebello and Gwilym Simcock, Gwyneth Herbert, Matthew Ship and Michael Bisio.
Mike Westbrook performing Glad Day. Rising star of traditional English folksong Emily Portman in a new collaboration with Sam Sweeney from Bellowhead. The beautiful sounds of Welsh and Senegalese harps from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita; Alash masters of Tuvan throat singing from Siberia and a screening of the 1924 silent movie He Who Gets Slapped with live music from Will Gregory, co-founder of Goldfrapp and Tony Orrell.
Also on offer a guaranteed party with the Tropical-Gypsy-Dance sounds of Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter) and her band Molotov Jukebox.
All that and a ‘bring your family’ event with House Gospel Choir at Komedia. House anthems and gospel made for dancing, as seen at Glastonbury.
We are delighted to have attracted some of the world’s finest soloists and groups in 2015. Amongst them is Festival Artist in Residence one of the great pianists of his generation Steven Osborne; vocal legend Willard White and world famous organist Thomas Trotter. Prizewinning ensembles such as The Cremona Quartet, the Dunedin Consort, early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico and a very special gig at Cleveland Pools, the UK’s only surviving Georgian lido, from Red Note Scotland’s leading contemporary music ensemble– a do not miss.
2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Laura Van Der Heijden performs with the European Union Chamber Orchestra; Schubert by Peter Manning and Renato Belsadonna, leading Harpsichord player and Bach authority John Butt, a series of exceptional lunchtime concerts and world class opera from Iford Arts.
VIEW THE FESTIVAL SO FAR IN PHOTOSMay 23, 2016
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Bath International Music Festival talks to internationally acclaimed cellist Jo Quail ahead of her performance at Party In The City 2016…April 29, 2016
How did you get started with your music career? I’m a cellist, composer and mum from London. I’ve got quite an unusual musical career as I write and perform my own music largely, and travel the world to play my concerts. I also do session performances or recordings for a diverse artist base from opera […]
General Booking for the Bath International Music Festival is now open. Book today for all eventsMarch 21, 2016
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Announcement #BathMusicFest 2016 Early Release Events on Sale & Programme RevealedFebruary 23, 2016
Eleven Events on Early Release & Full Programme Announcement BATH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL FRIDAY 20 MAY – SUNDAY 29 MAY 2016 WORLD-CLASS ARTISTS PERFORM IN THE STUNNING AND UNUSUAL VENUES OF THE HISTORIC CITY OF BATH Bath International Music Festival 2016 is delighted to announce a richly varied and exciting line-up of music combining a […]