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Bath Recitals performer Jonathan Bloxham appointed Assistant Conductor of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Bath Recitals is celebrating the success of one its conductors, Jonathan Bloxham following the announcement of his appointment as Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan has performed twice in Bath Recitals’ last season. In 2015 he conducted the London Firebird Orchestra in September Surprise at the city’s prestigious Pump Room. Jonathan […]

Accordion and electric guitar? A perfect match!

An interview between accordionist Bartosz Glowacki and Nicholas Keyworth of Revolution Arts Bartosz Glowacki & Robert Lutz have been playing together for three years. I caught up with Bartosz to hear about their working relationship and the challenges of performing music for such an unusual combination. Firstly, I asked Bartosz about his work as an […]

Strange bedfellows

The term Strange Bedfellows was first used in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and subsequently as the title for various films and TV episodes. But it could just as aptly be used to describe the next concert from Bath Recitals.  When Worlds Collide Bartosz Glosacki (Accordion) & Robert Luft (Electric Guitar) Saturday 18 June 7.30pm Old Theatre Royal Bath When Worlds Collide will feature the […]

‘Front row’ seats for classical masterworks

Recently relaunched Bath Recitals, bringing some of the finest young professional talent in classical music to the city, starts its new season with MASTERWORKS on 24 April at the prestigious Pump Rooms. Featuring New Zealand violinist, Benjamin Baker and Hungarian pianist, Daniel Lebhardt, two international young artists whose electrifying partnership brings classical masterpieces to life. The programme includes the […]

Our concerts through the eyes of an artist

Bath Recitals is very pleased to have an artist amongst our audiences – Leo – who provides us with his sketch of each concert. We couldn’t resist sharing some of his recent drawings with you. Our chairman David Gregory said: “Leo’s work is fantastic. It illustrates the concerts in a way that taking pictures or making […]

Gershwin brought to life

The story of the great composer George Gershwin was told beautifully by actor Susan Porrett (Holby City, Poirot, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders), accompanied by some of his best loved melodies performed by piano virtuoso Viv McLean (Piano Winner, Royal Overseas League). Classic Gershwin was a rare chance to enjoy a concert in Bath’s beautiful Pump Room during the Bath International […]

Piano virtuoso Ashley Fripp thrills Bath

Ashley Fripp was in full pianistic flow with ‘Ode to Joy’ and ‘Tango’ from Thomas Ades’s intoxicating opera ‘Powder Her Face’ in the spectacular Pump Room, in Bath, recently as part of a Bath Recitals concert at Bath International Music Festival. This was Ashley at the glorious venue: