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.


Experience the orchestra

Meet our new General Manager

We are delighted to welcome James Calver to the post of General Manager.

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2022-23 Season Now on Sale

We are thrilled to announce our 2022-23 season is now on sale. Come and hear us in four gorgeous programmes at Cadogan Hall, London and St George's Bristol.

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Behind the Notes podcast

Saxophonist and radio presenter Jess Gillam interviews Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas about our A South American Journey concert at Kings Place.

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Kristina Yumerska

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Kristina Yumerska

French horn

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Petr Sedlák

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Petr Sedlák

Bassoon

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Matt Glendening

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Matt Glendening

Clarinet

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Nina Kiva

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Nina Kiva

Cello

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Maren Bosma

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Maren Bosma

Leader and Associate Artistic Director

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Evangeline Tang

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Evangeline Tang

Double Bass

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Joanna Patrick

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Joanna Patrick

Viola

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'The ensemble was tight, sympathetic, dynamic, supportive and precise.'
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