May 4 2014

Britten – Simple Symphony Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 13 Tavener – The Lamb Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings     Piano – María Ángel García Winner of multiple international competitions, the Spanish pianist María Ángel García will perform Mozart’s brilliant and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 13. The orchestra will offer two of the most beloved works for strings, the Simple Symphony and Serenade for Strings, and a tribute to John Tavener.

May 18 2014

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll Mahler – Rückert-Lieder (arr. Matthews) Stravinsky – Soldier’s Tale Suite Copland – Appalachian Spring Mezzo Soprano – Rowan Hellier Conductor – Alasdair Nicolson Love songs and spring flowers: Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was a birthday gift to his new wife, while Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder contained an intimate message to his own beloved Alma. David Matthews’ new arrangement for chamber ensemble forms the tender heart of this concert by Bath Philharmonia under Festival Artistic Director Alasdair Nicolson; fresh from the Berlin Staatsoper, the rising young Scottish mezzo Ro

Jun 19 2014

Mozart – Symphony No. 1 Vaughan Williams - Violin Concerto Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending Mozart – Symphony No. 40 Violin – Tamsin Waley-Cohen Bath Philharmonia will be performing with the dazzling young violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen  to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Shaldon Festival. Tamsin is renowned for her interpretation of the works of Vaughan Williams; her performance of the Lark Ascending has been hailed as “the finest Lark I have ever heard whether in concert, radio or on recording” by Rob Barnett of Seen & Heard International.

Jun 26 2014

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5   Piano – Stephen Hough The brilliance, colour and sheer inspiration of his piano playing have made Stephen Hough a legend. Bath Philharmonia are delighted to perform Beethoven’s mighty Emperor Concerto with this extraordinary artist. We have paired  this exceptional performance with the powerful Symphony No. 5 of Tchaikovsky, one of the pillars of the symphonic repertoire. Not to be missed!   “A virtuoso who begins where others leave off” Washington Post   “The most perfect piano playing conceivable” The Guardian

Sep 13 2014

Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate Haydn – Symphony No.45 (Farewell) Mozart – Arias from Lucio Silla Handel – Excerpts from The Water Music   Male Soprano – Robert Crowe A rare opportunity to experience a performance straight from the early 1800’s “…Mr Rauzzini spares neither expense nor trouble for this concert worthy of patronage…” The internationally renowned male soprano Robert Crowe will perform repertoire that the great ‘superstar’ castrato, Venanzio Rauzzini, presented in Bath whilst Jane Austen lived here. The programme consists of works by Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Rauzzini, includi