Bath Abbey. Assembly Rooms. Guildhall. St Mary’s Bathwick. The Forum.

9-17 November 2018
Bath City

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WHAT'S ON SCROLL below for details of all 21 events taking place throughout the festival.

FRIDAY 9th Jerusalem Quartet with Gary Hoffman(cello) 8.00pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 10th Nash Ensemble 11.00am Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 10th Champagne Reception 6.45pm The Forum MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 10th The Hallé with Sir Mark Elder (conductor) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) 7.30pm The Forum MORE INFORMATION
SUNDAY 11th Bath Camerata with Benjamin Goodson (conductor) and Juliet Stevenson (reader) 4.30pm St Mary's Bathwick MORE INFORMATION
SUNDAY 11th Angela Hewitt (piano) 7.30pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
MONDAY 12th Sitkovetsky Piano Trio 1.00pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
MONDAY 12th Takács Quartet 7.30pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
TUESDAY 13th Céline Moinet (oboe), Henning Kraggerud (violin), Lawrence Power (viola) and Adrian Brendel (cello) 1.00pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
TUESDAY 13th Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano) 7.30pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
WEDNESDAY 14th Chloë Hanslip (violin) and Danny Driver (piano) 1.00pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
WEDNESDAY 14th Tallis Scholars with Peter Phillips (conductor) and James McVinnie (chamber organ) 7.30pm St Mary's Bathwick MORE INFORMATION
THURSDAY 15th Jonathan Biss (piano) 1.00pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
THURSDAY 15th Pre-concert talk 6.15pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
THURSDAY 15th London Winds with Michael McHale (piano) – with pre-concert talk 7.30pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
FRIDAY 16th Amatis Trio with Eivind Ringstad (viola) 3.00pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
FRIDAY 16th Belcea Quartet 7.30pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 17th Belcea Quartet 11.00am Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 17th Pre-concert talk 6.15pm The Pump Room MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 17th La Nuova Musica with David Bates (conductor), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), William Berger (baritone) and Holst Singers – with pre-concert talk 7.30pm Bath Abbey MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 17th End of Festival Celebration Supper circa 9.30pm The Pump Room MORE INFORMATION

Bath Mozartfest 2018

I am delighted to invite you to the 28th Bath Mozartfest. This annual festival retains its original purpose, to present great music, with a special emphasis on the works of Mozart, in performances of the highest quality, amidst the splendid surroundings of Bath and its historic buildings.

A glittering line-up of ensembles this year includes the Jerusalem Quartet, playing Mozart, Debussy and (with cellist Gary Hoffman) the wonderful Schubert Quintet, the Nash Ensemble in Mozart, Weber and Beethoven, the Takács Quartet in Mozart, Shostakovich and Brahms, London Winds with a delightful evening of Mozart’s music for wind instruments, and the Belcea Quartet in a pair of concerts, the first including late Janácek and late Beethoven, the second consisting of more late quartets by Mozart, Bartók and Mendelssohn.

Other full-length recitals are by the celebrated pianist Angela Hewitt, the mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly, star of the world’s opera houses, and the Tallis Scholars, who will be singing anthems by Purcell and his English predecessors in the sympathetic surroundings of St Mary’s Bathwick.

The Hallé and its music director Sir Mark Elder bring us Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, with Francesco Piemontesi, and excerpts from two Wagner operas, an Elder speciality. La Nuova Musica and the Holst Singers with the conductor David Bates, the team that gave us a memorable Mozart C minor Mass last year, return to end the festival with Haydn’s Creation in Bath Abbey.

The Lunchtime Series at the Guildhall, in the heart of Bath, offers some enticing programmes in the hands of internationally renowned artists: the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, the oboe-and-strings team of Céline Moinet, Henning Kraggerud,Lawrence Power and Adrian Brendel, the violin-and-piano duo of Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver, and the gifted American pianist Jonathan Biss.

I would also like to draw your attention to two special events:Bath Camerata’s concert of choral music marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, on the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday in St Mary’s Bathwick; and our showcase for members of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, a programme of piano quartets on Friday afternoon in the Guildhall.

As ever, I gratefully acknowledge the support Bath Mozartfest has received from the A M Purnell Charitable Trust and many other funders. On behalf of my colleagues – board, staff and volunteers – I look forward to welcoming you to Bath for another enjoyable and inspiring celebration of the art of music.

Amelia Freedman CBE FRAM
Artistic Director

Michael Collins Sir Mark Elder Juliet Stevenson Angela Hewitt Dame Sarah Connolly Sitkovetsky Trio

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