2013 International Festival

3–17 August

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

2013 International Festival

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Monday, 1 July 2013

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Sunday, 4 August 2013

FILM: Cinderella

FILM: Cinderella

2:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Serenade by the Lake

Serenade by the Lake

8:00pm

Manchester Sinfonia

Monday, 5 August 2013

Music at Noon : Cries of London

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Vocal Miscellany
Blackwell Series : Lekker Wind Quintet

Blackwell Series : Lekker Wind Quintet

5:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

FILM: Donizetti's Don Pasquale

FILM: Donizetti's Don Pasquale

7:15pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Celebrity Morning Recital : Sawa & Tadenuma

Celebrity Morning Recital : Sawa & Tadenuma

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Kazuki Sawa (violin) and Emiko Tadenuma (piano)
Beethoven and Britten

Beethoven and Britten

8:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Music at Noon: Camilleri Trio

Music at Noon: Camilleri Trio

12:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Kirkby Market Day Recital
Blackwell Series : Spica Quartet

Blackwell Series : Spica Quartet

5:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Trio di Parma 1

Trio di Parma 1

8:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Friday, 9 August 2013

Chilingirian Quartet & Carole Presland (piano)

Chilingirian Quartet & Carole Presland (piano)

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Music at Noon & Meet the Artists Lunch
Counterpoise : The American Dream

Counterpoise : The American Dream

8:00pm Kendal Town Hall

Counterpoise

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Opera Arias and Songs from the Shows

Opera Arias and Songs from the Shows

3:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Chilingirian Quartet 2

8:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

FILM: Britten's Billy Budd

FILM: Britten's Billy Budd

2:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Monday, 12 August 2013

A Special Recital : Alicja Fiderkiewicz

A Special Recital : Alicja Fiderkiewicz

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Grasmere Concert

Grasmere Concert

2:30pm

LDSM Academy Artists
Blackwell Series : Archos Quartet

Blackwell Series : Archos Quartet

5:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Fretwork : Lachrimae

Fretwork : Lachrimae

8:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

John Dowland 450th Anniversary

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Timothy Orpen (clarinet)

Timothy Orpen (clarinet)

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

& Tadashi Imai (piano)
FILM: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

FILM: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

2:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Royal Ballet
Music for a Summer Evening

Music for a Summer Evening

8:00pm Hawkshead Parish Church

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Archos Quartet

Archos Quartet

12:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

New Horizons : Ursula Smith & Tadashi Imai

New Horizons : Ursula Smith & Tadashi Imai

8:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Music at Noon : The Rich Seam

Music at Noon : The Rich Seam

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Yuko Inoue (viola) & Tadashi Imai (piano)
ViewPoints: The Value of Music

ViewPoints: The Value of Music

5:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

The Value of Music

Friday, 16 August 2013

Uniquely Ambleside Serenades : Morning Serenade

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

Saturday, 17 August 2013

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