Originally founded in 1959 by Yehudi Menuhin, Bath Festival Orchestra re-formed in 2020 as an ensemble of young and ambitious musicians under the baton of Peter Manning.
As well creating the finest performances on stage in Bath, Bristol and London, the BFO is equally as dedicated to inspiring the next generation of classical music listeners and performers through its Orchestrate Creative Learning programme.
We helped students to create their own compositions based on music from our current season.Read more
Our next concerts will be on Tuesday 11 April at St George's Bristol and Wednesday 12 April at Cadogan Hall, London. We'll be joined by Marie-Ange Nguci who will be the soloist for Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 'Emperor'.Read more
Catch us at Bath Festival this May when we'll be taking up residency for a weekend of pop-up performances, open rehearsals and a performance of Mozart Requiem in the gorgeous surroundings of Bath Abbey.Read more
'The ensemble was tight, sympathetic, dynamic, supportive and precise.'Thoroughly Good