2013 International Festival Archive

2013 International Festival

Welcome to Festival 2013.

Celebrating music written during and after World War II our Festival reflects the new era which awoke in the late 20th century, when social orders changed, cultures merged, scientific advances produced new sounds and journey distances shrank. It brought freedom of speech and expression in its wake.

No one made it more his own than Britten whose centenary falls this year. Solo works, ensemble pieces and the relay of ‘Billy Budd’ from Glyndebourne at Fellinis bring Britten to the centre of the Festival. Works by his contemporary Tippett and the younger generation of James MacMillan, Michael Berkeley, John Casken,  Ed Hughes, and Sally Beamish, express the new age as it crosses from the 20th to 21st century.

‘Beethoven at 40’ explores his solos, duos, trios and quartets written towards and around 1810. Follow this Festival thread with the Chilingirian and Henschel quartets and our distinguished soloists. We welcome the return of Trio di Parma, playing the Archduke Trio and also bringing their newly-commissioned ‘Trio’ by Italy’s leading young composer Silvia Colasanti. The acclaimed cellist Ursula Smith , at LDSM for the first time, not only plays Britten and Beethoven, but also her newly-commissioned piece by Sally Beamish.

Ex Cathedra’s beautifully designed programme opens the Festival in the 16th-century Bourbon Court and travels effortlessly to the 20th with Britten and MacMillan. With Re:Sound di and the new of Judith Weir intertwined in a dramatic Music Theatre production. The virtuoso percussion ensemble 4-MALITY thrill all with breathtaking rhythm and sound.

Profound and moving, Schubert and Brahms emerge as Festival favourites. We also look forward to the light and entertaining Counterpoise, welcome Margaret Phillips to both organs in Kendal Parish Church, and celebrate Dowland’s 450th anniversary with Fretwork and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.

Bringing the Festival to an end Manchester Camerata, with  Isabelle van Keulen, give us chamber music at its peak of creative inspiration… Britten, Wagner and Schubert.

We are deeply indebted to all our artists who engage so generously in Festival ideas, teach and coach our Academy Artists and above all perform exacting programmes.

Enjoy the days ahead and please join us in making music for all.

We look forward to welcoming you, your friends and families.

Renna Kellaway MBE,
Founder & Artistic Director

Saturday, 3 August 2013

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Ex Cathedra : Nature Reborn

Sunday, 4 August 2013

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

FILM: Cinderella

7.00pm

The Box Theatre, Kendal

Battles Within and Without

Re:Sound

Monday, 5 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Centre

Music at Noon : Cries of London

Vocal Miscellany

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Blackwell Series : Lekker Wind Quintet

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Chilingirian Quartet 1

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Centre

Poetry at Noon: Music, Mystery & Magic

6.15pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

FILM: Donizetti's Don Pasquale

7.00pm

The Box Theatre, Kendal

4-Mality

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Centre

Celebrity Morning Recital : Sawa & Tadenuma

Kazuki Sawa (violin) and Emiko Tadenuma (piano)

1.30pm

Carver Church, Windermere

Young String Venture Masterclass

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Beethoven and Britten

Thursday, 8 August 2013

11.00am

Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Music at Noon: Camilleri Trio

Kirkby Market Day Recital

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Blackwell Series : Spica Quartet

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Trio di Parma 1

Friday, 9 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Chilingirian Quartet & Carole Presland (piano)

Music at Noon & Meet the Artists Lunch

1.30pm

Carver Church, Windermere

Young String Venture Showcase Concert

7.00pm

Kendal Town Hall

Counterpoise : The American Dream

Counterpoise

Saturday, 10 August 2013

2.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Opera Arias and Songs from the Shows

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Sunday, 11 August 2013

10.00am

Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Violin Masterclass

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

FILM: Britten's Billy Budd

7.00pm

Theatre by the Lake

Trio di Parma 2

Monday, 12 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

A Special Recital : Alicja Fiderkiewicz

1.30pm

Grasmere Parish Church

Grasmere Concert

LDSM Academy Artists

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Blackwell Series : Archos Quartet

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Fretwork : Lachrimae

John Dowland 450th Anniversary

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Centre

Timothy Orpen (clarinet)

& Tadashi Imai (piano)

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

FILM: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Ballet

7.00pm

Hawkshead Parish Church

Music for a Summer Evening

7.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Henschel Quartet 1

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

11.00am

Carver Church, Windermere

Archos Quartet

1.30pm

Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Ensemble Masterclass

5.00pm

Ambleside Parish Centre

The Composer Speaks : Sally Beamish

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

New Horizons : Ursula Smith & Tadashi Imai

Thursday, 15 August 2013

11.00am

Ambleside Parish Centre

Music at Noon : The Rich Seam

Yuko Inoue (viola) & Tadashi Imai (piano)

1.30pm

Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Cello Masterclass

4.00pm

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

ViewPoints: The Value of Music

The Value of Music

6.30pm

Kendal Parish Church

Margaret Phillips

9.00pm

Kendal Parish Church

Late Night Voices : Pro Nobis Singers

Friday, 16 August 2013

10.00am

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Uniquely Ambleside Serenades : Morning Serenade

7.00pm

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Uniquely Ambleside Serenades : Candlelight Serenade

Saturday, 17 August 2013

1.30pm

Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

FILM: Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

7.00pm

Kendal Town Hall

Manchester Camerata