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Bath Festival Orchestra in Bath Abbey


This event is free to watch but please consider donating to Bath Festivals, registered charity no. 801617. Your donation will support future festivals and creative learning projects with young people in the local community. Thank you.

The Bath Festival Orchestra is the newly launched resident chamber orchestra of The Bath Festival. Originally formed in 1959 by Yehudi Menuhin, the orchestra was the musical heart of The Bath Festival. Their performance will highlight the talent and energy of young musicians in their innovative new ways they approach classical music. It seems fitting that this rejuvenated orchestra is to perform in the newly restored Bath Abbey. Join us to hear the energetic interpreters for the audiences of today and tomorrow.

About the Programme

Weber: Overture Der Freischütz
Strauss: 5 orchestral songs – Op.68 2.Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden; 3. Säusle, liebe Myrthe !; 5. Amor; Op.27 4. Morgen; Op.36 1 Das Rosenband
Brahms: Serenade No 1 in D

Bath Festival Orchestra
Peter Manning, conductor
Rowan Pierce, soprano


Weber’s Freischütz was a smash hit opera performed all over Europe. The overture includes many if its unforgettable themes. Brahms’s D major serenade is really a symphony in disguise with its six movements ranging from classical simplicity through beautiful to an irresistible driving conclusion. Alongside these works you’ll be able to hear a sensational group of Strauss’ orchestral songs, sung by the supremely talented rising star, Rowan Pierce.

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