Classical Music

May 2016

Bath International Music Festival

01.05.16 - 10.05.16
Bath

One of Britain's most prestigious music festivals is also one of its most eclectic, presenting a mix of classical, contemporary, jazz, world, electronica and folk music.

For over 60 years, the Bath Music Festival has looked to both the past and the future with its broad scope of musical styles.

Performances are hosted in a wide variety of beautiful historic venues within Somerset's historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was founded as Aquae Sulis, location of a Roman baths and temple, and later became a Georgian spa resort (its famous crescents date from this time).

These venues include Bath Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery where Edgar was crowned King in the 10th century, the Pump Rooms (a neo-classical salon within the redeveloped baths) and the Assembly Rooms, National Trust-owned public spaces used for fashionable functions in the 18th century.

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