2010 International Festival

30 July – 15 August

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

2010 International Festival

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Friday, 30 July 2010

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Music at Noon: The Quartet

Music at Noon: The Quartet

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Summer Art Exhibition Preview:

4:00pm

Light reflected: Light refracted
Northern Sinfonia

Northern Sinfonia

8:00pm Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Samyo: 'Tributes'

Samyo: 'Tributes'

8:00pm Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Monday, 2 August 2010

Calcutta to Chennai!

Calcutta to Chennai!

11:00am Ambleside Parish Centre

Sarod and Bamboo Flute duet
Children's Hour:

Children's Hour:

3:30pm

'Cabbages and Kings'

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Music at Noon: The Oboe

Music at Noon: The Oboe

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Leon McCawley - Piano

Leon McCawley - Piano

8:00pm Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Tarang

Tarang

8:00pm

Different Voices

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Music at Noon: The Romantic Viola

Music at Noon: The Romantic Viola

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Sam Forrester Masterclass

Sam Forrester Masterclass

2:30pm

Young String Venture
Psappha

Psappha

8:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Recital 1

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Recital 1

12:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Friday, 6 August 2010

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Chilingirian Quartet 2

8:00pm Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Rydal Concert

Rydal Concert

11:00am Rydal Church

Andreas Staier fortepiano

Andreas Staier fortepiano

8:00pm Kendal Town Hall

Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Menuhin concert

The Menuhin concert

8:00pm

LDSM Young Artists with the Chilingirian Quartet

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Music at Noon: The Ensemble

Music at Noon: The Ensemble

12:00pm

Gaudier Ensemble

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Recital 2

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Recital 2

12:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

LDSM Young Artists

Friday, 13 August 2010

Christopher Rowland Candlelight Serenade

Christopher Rowland Candlelight Serenade

8:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Skampa Quartet 2

Skampa Quartet 2

11:00am Kendal Town Hall

with Andrew Brownell Piano
Pre-concert Talk /Demonstration: Jonathan Scott

Pre-concert Talk & Demonstration: Jonathan Scott

5:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Jiafeng Chen (violin) and Alexis White (piano)

Jiafeng Chen (violin) and Alexis White (piano)

11:00am Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Lake District Summer Music is proud to be associated with

Lakes Culture
South Lakeland District Council (SLDC)
First World War Centenary
The Royal Over-Seas League
Forsyth