Attend a selection of performances from eminent musicians including the Elisa String Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy a celebration of works by Mendelssohn presented by acclaimed vocal ensemble The Cardinall’s Musick, specialists in English Renaissance music
Visit nearby Wells and discover its beautiful Gothic cathedral
“I could not fault this tour… A thoroughly enjoyable few days”
- ACE customer on the 2021 Bath Mozartfest tour
Enjoy a festival celebrating one of Europe’s favourite musical sons: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The festival – which has garnered critical acclaim for its high calibre performers – showcases not only the music composed by Mozart but also that of composers for whom he provided inspiration. Performances take place in the stunning surroundings of Bath’s historical buildings, particularly the elegant Assembly Rooms.
Our 2022 tour offers a delightful range of performances, beginning with a concert featuring the London Mozart Players with violinist Simon Blendis and clarinettist Michael Collins, who will present Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major and Symphony No 40 in G minor, as well as Hadyn’s Symphony No 55, ‘The Schoolmaster’.
Acclaimed violinist Alina Ibragimova MBE and pianist Samson Tsoy, winner of the Campillos International Piano Competition in Malaga in 2015, will bring us works by Mozart, Janáček and Brahms, including Mozart’s beautifully melancholic Six Variations on Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant in G minor.
A particular highlight of our tour will be a celebration of works by Mendelssohn, featuring the award-winning and innovative vocal ensemble The Cardinall’s Musick, known for their extensive study of English Renaissance music. Performing under the baton of their director, Andrew Carwood, MBE, who also holds the post of Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, the group will be joined by renowned pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips.
Our tour ends in spectacular style with a performance at Bath’s Forum of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major and Dvořák’s Symphony No 9 in E minor – his famous ‘New World’ symphony – featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra, pianist Stephen Hough CBE and conductor Kevin John Edusei.
Alongside the musical programme, our tour will take in further cultural treats on offer in the city of Bath. We hope to include a visit to the Holburne Museum – home to Sir William Holburne’s collection of fine and decorative arts – with an illustrated lecture given by our Tour Director on the Schantz fortepiano (subject to final confirmation). We also look forward to a visit to the city’s iconic abbey.
Completing our itinerary will be an excursion to Wells, England’s smallest city, to enjoy a guided tour of its beautiful Gothic cathedral.
We will stay throughout at The Francis Hotel, set within Georgian townhouses in the heart of Bath.
This tour will be led by Sandy Burnett, MA, a musician and broadcaster who spent over a decade as one of the best-known classical music presenters on BBC Radio 3. He has conducted many orchestras and choirs, and has masterminded a complete cycle of J S Bach’s sacred cantatas.
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Included: accommodation based on sharing a classic twin or double bedded room, performances as described (subject to final programme details), breakfast, one lunch, three light dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not Included: travel insurance, classic double room for single use supplement £200.