Introducing Bath Festival Orchestra

Saturday 05 December 2020
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Assembly Rooms
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This event has now been moved to the Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Reschedule information

Due to the national lockdown measures due to end on the 2nd December, this event has been rescheduled from Saturday 28th November at 2pm in the Guildhall to the Saturday 5th December at 2pm in the Assembly Rooms. If you have booked tickets your tickets will automatically be moved over to the new date.

The Bath Festival Orchestra is the newly announced resident chamber orchestra of The Bath Festival. Originally formed in 1959 by Yehudi Menuhin, the orchestra was the musical heart of The Bath Festival. With an energetic social purpose, the relaunch of the chamber orchestra highlights the talent and energy that young musicians can contribute to the development of the performing arts.

You will be joined by seven of today’s generation of extraordinary musicians for this 70-minute show to introduce the orchestra.  Directing the concert will be the talented young Dutch-American violinist Maren Bosma, the Bath Festival Orchestra’s Leader and Creative Artist.

The programme will include the wonderful music of the Beethoven Septet, one of Schubert’s string trios, a trio for horn by Anton Reicha, and the gig that Morton Gould wrote for his friend, Benny Goodman.

The principals of the orchestra will perform in the company of the BBC Click team who will be making a segment for BBC World on orchestral innovation and the Bath Festival Orchestra. The award-winning team at Foreign Body Filmmakers, were commissioned to make a short film introducing the orchestra which will be screened at the event.

Join us to hear the energetic interpreters and influencers for the audiences of today and tomorrow.

“This is the most thrilling moment and we can’t wait to introduce our music and to meet you, our audience.” Peter Manning, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

About the Orchestra

The Bath Festival Orchestra was relaunched to invigorate musical engagement and open conversations about the way current and future generations connect through it. It is a new, dynamic community of young artists in the musical and social sphere, committed to innovation in the area of enhanced live performance, harnessing the creative possibilities of augmented reality, virtual reality and hologram technology. The orchestra will experiment with and explore new scientific capabilities to advance musical dialogue in the streaming and broadcast arenas.

‘Bath Festival Orchestra’s plans are wonderfully exciting and refreshing. The future success of classical music depends on young artists, and their ability to communicate the exhilaration of their playing to their own generation, irrespective of background. The energy and confidence of this new enterprise are exactly what’s needed’ – Sir Nicholas Hytner

Maren Bosma, violin
Joanna Patrick, viola
Nina Kiva, cello
Matt Begg, bass
Kristina Yumerska, horn
Petr Sedlák, bassoon
Matt Glendening, clarinet

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About the Programme

L.v. Beethoven (1770-1827) – Septet in E flat Major, Op. 20:  I. Adagio – Allegro

Maren Bosma, violin; Joanna Patrick, viola; Nina Kiva, cello; Daniel Tancredi, bass; Kristina Yumerska, horn; Petr Sedlák, bassoon; Matt Glendening, clarinet

Rejcha (1770-1836) – Horn Trio (arr.) Op. 82, No. 17 in E flat Major: Lento – Allegro

Matt Glendening, clarinet; Kristina Yumerska, horn; Petr Sedlák, bassoon

L.v. Beethoven (1770-1827) – Septet in E flat Major, Op. 20: II. Adagio cantabile

F.Schubert (1797-1828) – String Trio in B flat Major, D.471: Allegro

Maren Bosma, violin; Joanna Patrick, viola; Nina Kiva, cello

L.v. Beethoven (1770-1827) – Septet in E flat Major, Op. 20: V. Allegro molto e vivace

M.Gould (1913-1996) – From Benny’s Gig (1962): I. Slow and Nostalgic, VIII. Jaunty

Daniel Tancredi, bass; Matt Glendening, clarinet

L.v. Beethoven (1770-1827) – Septet in E flat Major, Op. 20: VI. Andante con moto alla marcia – Presto

Booking and Venue Information

The event and venue will adhere to the latest safety and socially distanced guidelines. Please click here to read the guidelines.

A preshow email will also be sent to communicate the guidance further to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe time.

When booking please select either Front or Back, this denotes the area you will sit as well as entry times as follows: FRONT – 1:30pm BACK – 1:45pm.

You will not choose actual seats during the booking process. You will be directed to seats when you arrive. Please follow the instructions of the stewards.