From the shimmering shores of the Hebrides, to a return to
its roots: the Bath Festival Orchestra announces eight
exquisite concerts all spotlighting women composers.
● The Bath Festival Orchestra announces a season of live concerts commencing
in September 2022 and running until June 2023.
● The concerts will take place in two of the country’s leading concert venues, at St
George’s in Bristol and Cadogan Hall in London’s Chelsea.
● Guest artists across the season include British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd,
Franco-Albanian pianist Marie-Ange Nguci, Scottish tenor Thomas Walker,
and British horn player Ben Goldscheider.
● Peter Manning [pictured] will conduct all of the Bath Festival Orchestra concerts in his
role of Artistic Director.
● Committed to including lesser-known voices in its programming, the Bath
Festival Orchestra will perform brilliant works by 19th- and 20th-century
composers including Grażyna Bacewicz (Poland), Louise Farrenc (France),
Agnes Tyrell (Czech) and Irish-English composer Elizabeth Maconchy.
● The season also features classical favourites, including Beethoven’s mighty
Piano Concerto No. 5, Mendelssohn’s exquisite Overture “The Hebrides”,
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Dvorak’s colourful Czech Suite, Britten’s
Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge and Haydn’s remarkable Trumpet
● Elsewhere in the season, the orchestra will go back to its roots with a revival of
one of its original programmes encompassing the works of Tippet, Corelli and
Britten, previously performed with the orchestra’s founder Yehudi Menuhin at
● Speaking of the Bath Festival Orchestra’s 2022 / 2023 season, Concertmaster
and Associate Artistic Director Maren Bosma said: “The Bath Festival Orchestra is
extremely pleased to be putting on a brand new season with canonic masterpieces,
rarely performed treasures, and everything in between. We look forward to sharing
the stage with brilliant guest artistsin beloved works by Beethoven, Haydn and
● The 2022 / 2023 season builds on the success of the orchestra’s recent concerts
across the country’s finest stages, having been hailed as ‘truly impressive’ and a
‘revelation’ by The Observer.