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London Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle 

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A conductor wearing a black shirt conducting an orchestra

Following their hugely successful visit to the South West in October, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra make a triumphant return to Bath Forum in Spring 2022.

This is a concert that will transport you to other worlds, conjuring feelings that run too deep for words. From Hannah Kendall’s 21st-century classic The Spark Catchers, through Dvořák’s playful homage to the New World, to Schumann’s most personal (some might say greatest) symphony, this programme will take you on a fantastic emotional journey.

Inspired by Lemn Sissay’s poem, the vigorous rhythms and soaring melodies of Kendall’s The Spark Catchers take us into the lives of the women employed to catch stray sparks by London match manufacturers Bryant & May. Dvořák’s warm-hearted nostalgia for the New World is strongly felt in his American Suite, infused with a mix of American influences and Slavic tradition.

Finally, despite being written at a difficult time of his life, the musical love-notes to his wife Clara that Schumann threaded throughout his Second Symphony give this work an emotional heart that will leave you feeling enriched and uplifted.

Presented by Bristol Beacon at Bath Forum

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra



Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers
Antonín Dvořák American Suite
Robert Schumann Symphony No 2


This is a seated event

Ticket Offers

£10.00 tickets for Under 26s

There is a limited number of tickets available at £10.00 incl booking fee for Under 26s.

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Free live stream to care homes

Thanks to the support of Bristol Care Homes, we are offering a free live stream of the concert to Care Homes across the country.

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Performance times

18:00 Doors open

19:00 Performance starts

Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers
Antonín Dvořák American Suite


Robert Schumann Symphony No 2

20:45 Estimated concert end time

Access information

Bath Forum is a wheelchair accessible venue and specific seats are available to pre-book for wheelchair users.

If you are a wheelchair user, please book tickets by calling our box office on 0117 203 4040 or email

You can also sign up to our Access Register which enables you to book accessible tickets online.

More info

A clip from Hannah Kendall’s The Spark Catchers, conducted by Kerem Hasan and recorded live at LSO St Luke’s in October 2020.

“Simon Rattle… [has an] unerring ability to make musical connections, to show us the golden thread that links music across the ages”

The Guardian

The venue

Bath Forum

Covid-19 Safety Measures at Bath Forum

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this event.

No Entry Requirements

Strongly encouraged:

Wear a face mask

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