Maren Bosma, violin

Bath Festival Orchestra

with Maren Bosma, violin

Wednesday 28 September 2022, 19:30

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Programme

Mendelssohn Overture ‘The Hebrides’
Grażyna Bacewicz Contradizione I & II
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Performers

Maren Bosma violin
Bath Festival Orchestra
Peter Manning conductor

To begin tonight’s concert, imagine yourself transported to the Hebridian coast where the glistening, pristine beauty of the landscape contrasts with the awesome power and drama of the Atlantic waves in Mendelssohn’s timelessly elegant portrait of Scotland’s rugged beauty.

Next is Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s Contradizione I & II. These playful, shimmering percussion showcases feature weird and wonderful contrasts and contradictions of both instruments and playing techniques that will keep your ears on their toes.

A loner in Beethoven’s extraordinarily prolific output, the Violin Concerto was nearly consigned to obscurity until Mendelssohn and a 12-year-old violin prodigy revived it at a concert in London in 1844. And we should be very glad they did because its lush, Romantic melodies and sumptuous harmonies make for fifty minutes of pure, indulgent enjoyment. Tonight’s performance features Schnittke’s name-that-tune cadenza which contains quotes from other famous violin concerti. See if you can spot them all!

Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 min (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

£40 (premium), £35, £25, £15

Students: £5 off £15 tickets

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Bath Festival Orchestra

with Maren Bosma, violin

Wednesday 28 September 2022, 19:30

Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, a timelessly elegant portrait of Scotland's rugged beauty, and Beethoven's indulgently melodic Violin Concerto encase a playful percussion showcase by 20th-century Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz.

Bath Festival Orchestra

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Bath Festival Orchestra

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Bath Festival Orchestra

with Ben Goldscheider, horn & Thomas Walker, tenor

Thursday 8 June 2023, 19:30

The Bath Festival Orchestra goes back to its roots, recreating one of its original programmes which was conducted by Michael Tippett with concertmaster Yehudi Menuhin, the founder of the orchestra.

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