2010 International Festival Archive

2010 International Festival

Dear Friends, Artists, Colleagues and Music Lovers,

Welcome to our 26th Festival.

What is music?’ the poet Heine asked and pondered. As the 19th century romantic movement gathered pace, composers, poets and painters pooled their newfound expressive freedom, leaving us works of intrinsic beauty still rprecise 21st century.

Our Festival programme this year celebrates the births of Schumann and Chopin in 1810. With their colleagues, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Wagner, and others, they were swept along by the passion aroused in the pursuit of personal expression. You will also be moved by the inspiration and genius found in the song cycles of Schumann, Mahler, Finzi and Bridge.

The King’s Singers open the festival taking us from 16th-century Byrd and Tallis to the Europe of Schumann, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns. Other choral works take us to Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and a late-night programme from Schumann to Bridge given by Pro Nobis.

Walton brings the smart, sophisticated 1920s to us with his settings of Edith Sitwell’s ironic poems in Façade. In this programme you can also enjoy Berio’s enchanting folk songs, sung by Wendy Dawn Thompson.

Northern Sinfonia, the distinguished Gaudier Ensemble, the QuintEssential players of cornettes, sackbutts and dulcian, plus the Brook Street Band, join us for the first time. Soloists and ensembles, old friends and new, fill our festival programmes in works by the Romantics, whose influence continues to this day, and also works from the composers Schumann and his colleagues revered.

The greatness of Beethoven, indestructible Bach and Mozart, lie comfortably with today’s contemporary composers and continue to illuminate our lives with their music. Enjoy it all: the music, and the cameraderie of meeting our artists, our students and your festival friends.

Renna Kellaway,
Artistic Director

Friday, 30 July 2010

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

The King's Singers

Sunday, 1 August 2010

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

Birth of an Opera

Monday, 2 August 2010

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Chilingirian Quartet 1

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

7.00pm

St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Psappha

Thursday, 5 August 2010

7.00pm

Penrith Methodist Church

LDSM Artists Ensemble

Friday, 6 August 2010

11.00am

St Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere

Music at Noon: The Voice in Lieder

1.00pm

St Mary’s Church, Windermere

YSV Showcase Concert

1.00pm

University of Cumbria, Ambleside

Masterclass Series: Leon McCawley piano

7.00pm

Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Saturday, 7 August 2010

10.00am

Rydal Church

Rydal Concert

7.00pm

Kendal Town Hall

Andreas Staier fortepiano

9.00pm

University of Cumbria, Ambleside

Late Night LDSM: LDSM Young Artists

Sunday, 8 August 2010

11.00am

University of Cumbria, Ambleside

Discovering Music

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

The Menuhin concert

LDSM Young Artists with the Chilingirian Quartet

Monday, 9 August 2010

10.00am

Grasmere Parish Church

LDSM Young Artists

1.00pm

University of Cumbria, Ambleside

Masterclass Series: Gregor Horsch (cello)

2.00pm

Storyteller's Garden

Taffy Thomas

4.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Pre-concert Talk: Huw Watkins

6.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Gaudier Ensemble

9.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Late Night Singers: Pro Nobis Singers

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

11.00am

St Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere

Music at Noon: The Ensemble

Gaudier Ensemble

1.00pm

University of Cumbria, Ambleside

Masterclass Series: György Pauk violin

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Skampa Quartet 1

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

1.00pm

University of Cumbria, Ambleside

Masterclass Series: Skampa Quartet

2.00pm

Grasmere Parish Church

Afternoon Serenade: LDSM Young Artists

6.00pm

St Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere

Rising Star 1: Marcus Farnsworth

9.00pm

St Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere

Late Night Strings: LDSM Artist Ensemble

Thursday, 12 August 2010

11.00am

Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Recital 2

LDSM Young Artists

7.00pm

Victoria Hall, Grange-Over-Sands

Gagliano Piano Trio

Friday, 13 August 2010

10.00am

Kendal Parish Church

Jonathan Scott Organ

7.00pm

St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Christopher Rowland Candlelight Serenade

Saturday, 14 August 2010

10.00am

Kendal Town Hall

Skampa Quartet 2

with Andrew Brownell Piano

4.00pm

St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Pre-concert Talk /Demonstration: Jonathan Scott

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Rossini’s Great ‘Little Mass’

Sunday, 15 August 2010

4.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

Pre-opera Talk: Acis and Galatea

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

Handel’s Acis and Galatea