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Experience 'Bath Phil For Free'

29 September 2022


Enjoy a thrilling live performance from the region’s leading professional orchestra for free!

Building on the success of their #BathPhilForFree scheme, in which over 10,000 tickets have been gifted to local residents, Bath Philharmonia offers local people a free ticket for their concert at The Forum on 3 October 2023, the opening concert of their 23/24 season.

Featuring internationally renowned concert pianist, Peter Donohoe, the orchestra will perform not just one but two piano concertos (Mozart’s simply delectable Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor and Shostakovich’s witty and gloriously beautiful Piano Concerto No. 2) in a programme of classical music that includes excerpts from Beethoven’s most epic and exciting symphonies and music by one of Britain’s most celebrated young composers, Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Bath Philharmonia is opening-up the concert hall to those who may have never heard the magic of a live orchestra before or want to try something new.

Owen from Weston who discovered his first orchestral concert this year, said “Wow! I couldn’t believe how good the musicians were and I got to experience the feeling of the music really close to the stage.”

The gift of a free ticket is offered as a chance to enjoy a musical night out as the evenings draw in and Bath Philharmonia extends this invitation to every household in Bath and the surrounding area.

Steve and Sue from Radstock, who attended their first Bath Phil concert this year, said, “The music was amazing. I wasn’t sure what to expect but everyone was so friendly. You could tell that the musicians really wanted us to enjoy the music!”

Featuring world-class soloists, Bath Phil’s concerts are designed to be welcoming to everyone and the orchestra hope that you’ll be inspired to discover more about classical music.

Tickets can be booked at Bath Box Office and full details on the concert and further special offers can be found at

Jason Thornton, Music Director of Bath Philharmonia said:
If you’ve ever been curious about what an orchestra sounds like live, come and join us at our concert – you won’t be disappointed!”

Bath Philharmonia has been bringing people together through music since 2000. The orchestra continues to transform the lives of thousands of young people through its nationally-recognised creative learning programme whilst helping thousands of concertgoers each year discover their own love of live orchestral music.