2015 International Festival

1-14 August

Music Lovers, Friends, Artists, Colleagues, please join us in celebrating our 30th Anniversary.

Hear and meet artists making LDSM débuts, greet returning artists, experience old music anew, enjoy world premières and commissions interspersed with opera at Fellinis, jazz at Zeffirellis, and a Viola Extravaganza in our Blackwell series!

The renowned Armonico Consort opens our Festival with Pergolesi's Stabat mater and Purcell's masterpiece Dido and Aeneas. Its second concert, Greensleeves, beckons families and all who love traditional folk melodies from the British Isles.

Making his UK festival début, Van Cliburn prizewinner Vadim Kholodenko plays a romantic programme with Medtner, Brahms and Schumann.

Vision and sound fuse with silent film given voice. The inspiration of 15th century French vocal music illuminates Dreyer's masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc with the Orlando Consort. Commissioned by LDSM, Luke Bedford composes for the brilliant Apollo Saxophone Quartet who bring their own wit and ingenuity to Meliès's pioneering film cameos.

With chamber music at our heart, the Kuss String Quartet plays two generous programmes, including the Brahms Quintet with one of the UK's leading clarinettists, Timothy Orpen.

Heralding music from Eastern Europe, Janáček and Kodály stand with Dvořák, whose 'folk' spontaneity will captivate all with both of his piano quartets in the distinguished playing of the Frith Piano Quartet while his rarely-heard Piano Quintet No.1 makes its first LDSM performance with the LDSM Artists Ensemble preceded by Janáček.

From northern climes, Sibelius and Nielsen celebrate 150th anniversaries. Pro Musica teams Sibelius with Beethoven, Kodály and evergreen Schubert. This follows a family afternoon of vivid fantasy, drama and intrigue as Emily Hennessey reveals the Firebird of Russian folklore…

1915 World War 1 anguish and hope is embodied in music when words fall silent. The distinguished cellist Gregor Horsch and Andrew Brownell frame Sibelius, Kodály and Debussy with Bach and Beethoven while Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu take us from George Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad to Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin. Morning recitals bring us Roger Chase and Andrew Dunlop playing Bliss's great Viola Sonata; Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale Suite features when Timothy Orpen and Andrew Brownell are joined by Levon Chilingirian and narrator. At Zeffirellis the Tina May Jazz Quartet pays tribute to Edith Piaf, born in 1915.

Masterclasses at Brathay Hall spotlight our Academy tutors and students. Closing our 30th Anniversary, the candlelit Serenade Concert showcases Academy soloists and ensembles. Abundant talent immersed in music old and new is our passport to future decades of music, ever renewing, ever evolving. 

This brings our profound thanks to all our artists, colleagues, and volunteers who give so much to so many.

Renna Kellaway MBE,
Founder & Artistic Director

2015 International Festival

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Armonico Consort and Baroque Players

Armonico Consort and Baroque Players

9:00pm

Christopher Monks Musical Director
Eloise Irving soprano
Penelope Appleyard soprano
William Towers countertenor
Alex Aldren tenor

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Prokofiev's War and Peace

Prokofiev's War and Peace

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from the Mariinsky

Greensleeves

Greensleeves

4:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Armonico Consort

Celebrity Evening Recital

Celebrity Evening Recital

9:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Vadym Kholodenko PIANO

Monday, 3 August 2015

Music at Noon

Music at Noon

1:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Laura Snowden guitar

Gaelic music

Gaelic music

6:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Joy Dunlop VOICE

Andrew Dunlop HARP, KEYBOARD

Kuss Quartet 1

Kuss Quartet 1

8:30pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Late Night Piano

Late Night Piano

10:30pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Fran̤oise-Green Piano Duo

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Fran̤oise-Green Piano Duo

Françoise-Green Piano Duo

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

Rossini?۪s The Barber of Seville

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from Op̩ra de Paris

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

At̩a Wind Quintet

Atéa Wind Quintet

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

with members of the Quattro Cello Quartet*

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Concert

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Concert

1:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Quattro Cello Quartet

Verdi?۪s A??da

Verdi’s Aïda

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from Op̩ra de Paris

LDSM Academy Artists

LDSM Academy Artists

6:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Trio di Parma 1

Trio di Parma 1

9:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Friday, 7 August 2015

Music at Noon

Music at Noon

1:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Roger Chase VIOLA

Andrew Dunlop PIANO

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

9:00pm Kendal Town Hall

Orlando Consort

Piaf Tribute Concert

Piaf Tribute Concert

9:15pm

Tina May Jazz Quartet

Saturday, 8 August 2015

LDSM Artists Ensemble

LDSM Artists Ensemble

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

In search of Haydn

In search of Haydn

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Kuss Quartet 2

Kuss Quartet 2

9:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Timothy Orpen CLARINEt*

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Firebird: a Russian folktale

Firebird: a Russian folktale

4:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Family Event

Britten?۪s The rape of Lucretia

Britten’s The rape of Lucretia

7:00pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Live relay from Glyndebourne

Monday, 10 August 2015

Atesh String Quartet

Atesh String Quartet

6:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Trio di Parma 2

Trio di Parma 2

9:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Grasmere Concert

Grasmere Concert

12:00pm

LDSM Academy Artists

Puccini's Tosca

Puccini's Tosca

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from Op̩ra de Paris

Music for a Summer Evening

Music for a Summer Evening

9:00pm Hawkshead Parish Church

LDSM Academy Artists

Frith Piano Quartet 1

Frith Piano Quartet 1

9:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Rydal Concert

Rydal Concert

12:00pm

LDSM Academy Artists

4-MALITY Percussion Quartet

4-MALITY Percussion Quartet

9:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Sarah Castle MEZZO-SOPRANO*

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Morning Serenade

Morning Serenade

12:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

LDSM Academy Artists and Ensemble Jeunesse???

Mascagni?۪s Cavalleria Rusticana  and Leoncavallo?۪s I Pagliacci

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from Festival Euro Mediterraneo

Viola Extravaganza

Viola Extravaganza

6:00pm Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

Friday, 14 August 2015

Frith Piano Quartet 2

Frith Piano Quartet 2

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

Candlelight Serenade

Candlelight Serenade

9:00pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

LDSM Academy Artists

LDSM Academy Ensemble

Kazuki Sawa director

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