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Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

BeethovenSymphony No. 3 “Eroica”


Tim Hugh – Cello

Jason Thornton – Conductor


Following his success at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Tim Hugh has enjoyed a highly successful international career. Solo cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, he has worked and recorded with many of the greatest conductors including Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Rostropovich, and Menuhin.

Tim will perform the powerful Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1.

Beethoven’s equally powerful Eroica Symphony will make this a really exceptional evening of music.

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Bath Philharmonia Wind Ensemble
With Jacqueline Bevan, piano


Mozart – Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K452

Beethoven – Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, Op 16


Martin Gatt, bassoon

Victoria Brawn, oboe

David Mackenzie, clarinet

Richard Wainwright, horn


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Young carers from Gloucestershire, BANES and Wiltshire come together with Bath Community Gospel Choir to perform original music about their lives. 60 Young Carers from across the South west will work with our ‘Music in Action’ team and Bath Community Gospel Choir to perform their own music at the headline slot in Bath Abbey for The Bath Festivals Trust’s 2015 Party in the City.

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“Willard White has become synonymous with the role of Porgy: his commanding presence yet noble vulnerability captures the character perfectly – and what a voice!” MusicWeb International

Sir Willard White – Bass Baritone

Gweneth Ann Jeffers – Soprano

Jason Thornton  – Conductor

Bath Camerata

Gershwin – Porgy & Bess – Concert Suite
Dvorak – Symphony No 9 ‘From the New World’

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess might just be the Great American Opera, with a score that includes such well-loved numbers such as Summertime, I got plenty o’ nuttin, It ain’t necessarily so and Bess, you is my woman now. Sir Willard White’s portrayal of Porgy is justly famed. Joined by the superb Gweneth Ann Jeffers plus full chorus and orchestra, and paired with Dvorak’s evergreen New World symphony, offers a rousing conclusion to this year’s Festival.

Sir Willard White is one of the most versatile and most loved opera stars of the past 40 years. He has performed in the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls around the world, collaborating with conductors, directors and orchestras of the highest calibre. He was last seen at the Bath International Music Festival in 2011 in Robeson Re-Explored, which was rapturously received by a full capacity audience. We are delighted to welcome Sir Willard back to Bath, performing with Bath’s own professional orchestra, the Bath Philharmonia, and the acclaimed Bath Camerata.

Supported by The Roper Family Charitable Trust.

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This year we have expanded our long-standing work with Young Carers to include music, dance and film. Young carers from across Wiltshire will perform their own words and music devised with musicians from Bath Philharmonia, and will also present a new dance film created with Being Frank Physical Theatre.

Supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation and an anonymous donor

Presented in partnership with Youth Action Wiltshire (with funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation), Bath Philharmonia, Being Frank Physical Theatre and Wiltshire College.

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Smetana -  The Moldau

Korngold – Violin Concerto

Dvořák – Symphony No. 8


Nicola Benedetti – Violin

Jason Thornton – Conductor

Since Nicola Benedetti performed with us in 2012, her career has exploded, making her one of the most influential classical artists today.

We are pleased to bring her back to perform the beautiful Korngold Violin Concerto, a lush, lyrical piece, perfectly suited to her style. We’re coupling it with Dvořák’s fresh and melodious Symphony No. 8.

This concert should be a sell-out, so please make sure to get your tickets in good time!

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Ten Pieces is an exciting new initiative for primary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.



Ten Pieces will run over a school year. Starting in the autumn term 2014 with a week of free cinema screenings for schools across the country, the project will culminate in a major celebratory finale in the summer of 2015.



Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to children – and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance or digital art. The repertoire includes a range of music from baroque to contemporary.


The Ten Pieces

John Adams – Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (1st Movement)

Britten – Storm Interlude from Peter Grimes

Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt

Handel – Zadok the Priest

Holst – Mars from The Planets

Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd Movement)

Mussorgsky – A Night on the Bare Mountain

Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite (Finale)

Anna Meredith – Connect It


Click Here to visit the BBC’s Ten Pieces Website

Tickets for this concert will only be available through schools so please wait to hear from your child’s school

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