Bath Music Festival – A Musical Extravaganza
The Bath Music Festival is a festival of international talent that runs approximately seventeen days. It was established in 1948 and has been hosted in the city of Bath in England every year since.
This city in South West England comes alive annually, hosting a vast variety of programs in different venues throughout Bath, including some outdoor exhibitions. And the 2007 Bath Music Festival promises to be no different than previous years. It will again be the destination of more than thirty international musicians and thousands of music enthusiasts.
Music fans will be able to see some of the best talent and be witness to top-class events. This year, the festival will take place from 18 May 2007 to 2 June 2007 and it is advised that visitors book their tickets to the events they would like to attend in advance. Organizers of the Bath Music Festival ensure the attendance of hundreds of concertgoers and visitors by making sure that a large spectrum of music tastes are catered for. The line up for the 2007 Bath Music Festival has musical categories such as Jazz, Classical and Contemporary, Opera, World Music, Folk and Roots, Children’s’ Programs, Electronica and lunchtime concerts.
The Children’s Concerts are events that can be enjoyed by the entire family with talented acts such as Rainbow Jazz and Doric Quartet scheduled to headline. Michael Rosen, a poet that writes with children in mind, and Steve Lodder, a jazz keyboardist, will also be performing.
The world famous London Symphony Orchestra’s Brass section will be in attendance in the Classical and Contemporary division, together with the violinist Maxim Vengerov. Other Classical and Contemporary artists include Joan Rodgers, Joanna McGregor, Trio Mediaeval, Paco Pena Company, Dame Gillian Weir, Nicolas Kynaston, the Borodin Quartet and the Bath Abby Choir of Girls & Men.
Electronica is a music form that is rarely explored, and musicians such as Tim Exile, Arthurs & Brown, People Like Us and the Art of Noises Suitcase of Matthew Fairclough, will open the minds of those in attendance. Musicians, such as Alasdair Roberts, Charlie Pass, Shirley Collins, Lau, Christine Primrose & Alison Kinnaird and Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, will bring a touch of tradition and culture to the Folk and Roots line-up of the festival. Fans should also keep an eye out for Charles Mingus, in the Jazz program, coming to Bath to share the American Big Band style with audiences.
The festival opens on Friday 18 May 2007 will be a sensational experience with special guest artists such as the Vocal Works Gospel Choir, Babyhead and many other musicians. It will be a night filled with the hypnotic sounds of Jazz tunes, the calm of the church bells and the beat of life that this music festival brings to Bath.