Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Audiences at Lake District Summer Music's 2012 International Festival are being given the opportunity to feed back their comments via Twitter and on special review cards at the concerts - and festival organisers are thrilled with the response.
A selection of the reviews are printed below. More are being retweeted via the festival #ldsm2012 hastag and can be viewed by anyone online at www.ldsm.org.uk/lakesmusic for a week, or a larger archive can be viewed by searching for @lakesmusic on snapbird.org
Senior Executive Officer, Andrew Lucas, is thrilled with the feedback they have been receiving. "We were keen to provide our audiences with the opportunity to feed back about this year's festival. We felt we had a strong programme this year, but we are absolutely blown away by the enthusiastic comments and appreciative of some warm and supportive feedback. WE'll definitely been doing this again next year."
The International Festival runs until Sunday 12 August in 2012.
A SMALL SELECTION OF THE REVIEWS:
#Hiawatha: “Many thanks for a fantastic evening. Superb orchestra, choir & soloists. Excellent pre-concert talk to set the scene.” #ldsm2012
#princeandfourservants: "It was very good and very loud and very funny and great." #ldsm2012
#Herschel: “An unusual (perhaps unique) experience. A most remarkable man celebrated in an enjoyable manner.” #ldsm2012
#ArtistEnsemble "A brilliant Kodaly by Deakin & Ferrand. Great acoustic & a lovely setting for fine music!" #ldsm2012
#Szymanski "Excellent guitar playing. Lovely venue. Brilliant concert." #ldsm2012
#Chilingirian 30 Jul "Excellent concert. Superb musicians." #ldsm2012
#PaulLewis "Extremely moving & all exquisitely played. What a coup for you to have Paul here at LDSM festival. Thank you!" #ldsm2012
#Artesian "I have never heard a more lyrical account of the Debussy Quartet." #ldsm2012 @ArtesianQuartet
#Goulds "We travel a long way to these concerts & tonight is another treat. It's good to hear music in this lovely environment." #ldsm2012
#YSVMasterclass "A delightful afternoon. Suzie Meszaros was an excellent tutor, giving out sensible and appropriate advice." #ldsm2012
#Violin #Masterclass "Extremely inspiring. I wish I had come years ago! Thank you." #ldsm2012
#Cassia "Very enjoyable. Lovely venue. An interesting programme, well played." #ldsm2012
#Jazz "Came up from Southport for this. Absolutely fantastic evening. My sincere thanks for a marvellous melodical evening." #ldsm2012
#Archos "I was truly amazed by the daring strikingly unusual Penderecki. Had never heard anything like it before." #ldsm2012 @ArchosQuartet
#Keduk "Full of such promise and enthusiasm. A lovely way to spend a late morning in the beautiful Lakes."
#YSVShowcase "Amazing, entertaining and so encouraging for all the students - and parents." #ldsm2012
#Organ "Lovely to hear both organs. Great idea to show Jonathan on screen so we could see leg and hand movements." #ldsm2012 @ScottBrosDuo
#Rydal #Concert "It is hugely life-affirming to hear such wonderful music-making from these young artists." #ldsm2012
#Chilingirian 4 Aug "Another example of the imaginative programming so characteristic of LDSM." #ldsm2012
#JohnsonandBaillieu "Emotional, tender singing & perfect diction - and lovely, light but strong accompaniment." #ldsm2012
#Menuhin #Concert "We particularly appreciated seeing the musicians perform - and our youngest was fascinated by the violinists." #ldsm2012
#Grasmere #Concert "I liked the contemporary/recent composer piece mix - and v. accomplished playing." #ldsm2012
#IFagiolini "The purity of the sound was stupendous - a thoroughly enjoyable performance & well worth the round trip of 100 miles" #ldsm2012
#Skampa 7 Aug "One of life's great concerts, I think." #ldsm2012
#Ensemble #Masterclass "Revealing insights into nuances & finer points of quartet-playing supervised by renowned #Skampa Quartet." #ldsm2012
#Jubilee "Outstanding. Imagination, daring, full of variety of tone, and an awareness of the 'long line'." #ldsm2012 @JubileeQuartet
#RichterPresland "The Smyth was real find. Why we not hear this more often? The #Liszt ravishing. The #Strauss well worth having." #ldsm2012
More to come ...