International Festival

With over 40 events, we welcome and greet many artists, some of whom are appearing at LDSM for the first time, not least the young musicians giving nine Festival Début Concerts. A veritable banquet of works from 87 different composers is spread through the programmes. Follow the rich threads in our festival tapestry which link centuries, nations and mirror the ever-evolving power of music in our civilisation. Commemorating the Peace Treaty of WW1 in 1918, we turn to composers who were inspired by the events in their own lifetimes to express peace, joy, and celebration.

Online and postal booking are now open. Telephone and in-person bookings open on Monday 11 June. See our How to Book page for more information on other methods of booking.

Full Festival programme to be announced soon!

Our full 2017 Festival events will appear here on Monday 8 May 2017