2012 International Festival Archive

2012 International Festival

Dear Friends, Artists, Colleagues and Music Lovers,

What could be a more prestigious year than one celebrating the Diamond Jubilee while the London Olympics dominate world attention?

Welcome to our 28th festival celebrating great British composers through the centuries.

We open in the Coronation Hall with a rare performance of the Hiawatha Trilogy from the pens of Coleridge Taylor and Longfellow. Gathering momentum we can relish astronomer Herschel’s music and costume with the 18th Century Concert Orchestra in Keswick, and appreciate the night stars over Derwent Water with Andrew Newsam.

Paul Lewis will take us into the creative world of Schubert whose music ossed all dream-lines. Ben Johnson, tenor, will introduce us to Victorian/Edwardian lady composers mingling with Purcell, Schubert and Britten.

New collaborations include the Chilingirians, Benjamin Frith and Ben Johnson. Explore new works between Bach and Brahms with Yuko Inoue and Carole Presland.

Christoph Richter features Ethel Smyth’s cello sonata.

The Gould Piano Trio and the Škampa Quartet programmes promise riches. I Fagiolini take us from Byrd to Britten in Kendal Parish Church, while Jonathan Scott’s brilliant programme from Handel to Widor displays the qualities of its two organs.

‘Rising Stars’ and LDSM young Artists go for gold. Films at Fellinis and 5 o’clock concerts at Blackwell cement our partnerships. Music Theatre, Manchester Camerata, Masterclasses, meet our Artists … enjoy !

Our deep gratitude is to all our artists who bring us music-making of Olympian heights. We look forward to meeting old and new friends.

Renna Kellaway,
Artistic Director

Thursday, 12 July 2012

6.15pm

Kendal Parish Church

FESTIVAL PRELUDE: Bach's B minor Mass

Saturday, 28 July 2012

4.00pm

Coronation Hall, Ulverston

FREE TALK: David Hunt

6.15pm

Coronation Hall, Ulverston

The Song of Hiawatha

A rare modern performance of the complete trilogy of cantatas

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Various Venues - call LDSM Box Office

LDSM International Festival 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

William Herschel (1739-1822) - Musician and Astronomer

- Musician and Astronomer

Monday, 30 July 2012

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Centre

LDSM Artists Ensemble

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Morgan Szymanski (guitar)

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Chilingirian Quartet 1

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

1.30pm

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in 3D

2.30pm

Storyteller's Garden

Stories and Music

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Paul Lewis (piano)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

1.30pm

Lakes Hall, Troutbeck Bridge

Young String Venture Masterclass

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Artesian Quartet

Part of our Blackwell Series in association with Lakeland Arts Trust

7.00pm

Lakes Hall, Troutbeck Bridge

Gould Piano Trio

Thursday, 2 August 2012

11.00am

Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Kirkby Market Day Concert

1.30pm

Ambleside Parish Centre

Violin Masterclass

7.00pm

St Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere

Archos Quartet

7.00pm

Kendal Town Hall

Hallam Roberts Jazz Quintet

Friday, 3 August 2012

10.00am

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

RISING STAR: Kiryl Keduk (piano)

1.30pm

Lakes Hall, Troutbeck Bridge

Young String Venture Showcase Concert

4.00pm

Kirkland Hall, Kendal Parish Church

FREE TALK: Tom Scott

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Jonathan Scott (organ)

Saturday, 4 August 2012

10.00am

Rydal Church

Music for Strings

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Afternoon Film & Music Matinee

7.00pm

Lakes Hall, Troutbeck Bridge

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Sunday, 5 August 2012

2.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Johnson & Baillieu

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

Menuhin Concert 2012

Monday, 6 August 2012

11.00am

Grasmere Parish Church

Grasmere Concert

1.30pm

Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Viola Masterclass

4.00pm

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Great British Music and Art

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

I Fagiolini: Vocal Kaleidoscope

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

10.00am

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

The Romantic Viola

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

In Search of Haydn

7.00pm

Hawkshead Parish Church

Music for a Summer Evening

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Skampa Quartet 1

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

1.30pm

Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Ensemble Masterclass

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Jubilee Quartet

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Richter & Presland

Thursday, 9 August 2012

10.00am

Carver Church, Windermere

Morning Serenade

1.30pm

Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Cello Masterclass

7.00pm

Kendal Town Hall

Aurora Ensemble

7.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Puccini: La Boheme

Friday, 10 August 2012

10.00am

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

RISING STAR: Mikhail Nemtsov (cello)

7.00pm

St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Christopher Rowland Candlelight Serenade

Saturday, 11 August 2012

10.00am

Kendal Parish Church

Skampa Quartet 2

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Cinderella

Afternoon Matinee

7.00pm

Kendal Town Hall

Manchester Camerata

Sunday, 12 August 2012

4.30pm

Theatre by the Lake

FREE TALK: Cabaret

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

The Mask Behind the Face