2016 International Festival

30 July - 12 August

Artists, Colleagues, Friends and Music Lovers…

Welcome all, to Festival 2016. 

Our opening weekend concerts are in Kendal, the gateway to the Lakes. The Parish Church will resound with Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, marking the launch of the Cumbria Festival Chorus. In St Thomas's Church, the brilliant A4 Brass captures the romantics and modern with eloquence and spirit.

Follow the musical threads and links inspired by historic events, triumphs and tragedies. From the 18th century indulge in the genius and beauty of Mozart. From the 20th century WW1 is commemorated by composers haunted by the carnage. From the 21st century there are première performances, a special commission, opera at Fellinis, jazz at Zeffirellis and masterclasses at Brathay.

Happy return and collaboration: the Skampa Quartet reveals Kodály between Haydn and Beethoven and Dvorák between Mozart's Horn Quintet and the Viola Quintet in C when they are joined by Alec Frank-Gemmill and world-renowned violist Roger Chase.

Three exotic débuts: the distinguished recorder player Tabea Debus with Duo Seraphim, counter-tenor and lute; Bartosz Gowacki, classical accordion virtuoso; the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble introduces ancient and more modern Chinese soundscapes.

Andrew Brownell's fine recital opens with Mozart, features the overlooked Sterndale Bennett, and ends with perhaps the greatest of Schumann's piano works, the Etudes Symphoniques. Renowned cellist Colin Carr returns after far too long a break with a programme to relish: solo Bach, sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms.

'Music at Noon' beckons: Japan's acclaimed duo partnership Kazuki Sawa and Emiko Tadenuma play a charmed recital from Mozart to Stravinsky with Brahms and Debussy's 1917 violin sonata.

Revealed: Breaking the Rules is music theatre… murder and repentance when the Marian Consort exposes the revered Italian renaissance composer Prince Carlo Gesualdo.

Mid-fest and the Manchester Piano Trio balances WW1 Ravel and Ireland with Mozart, Beethoven, and Dvorák. The National Opera Studio stars shine in duos, trios and quartets from Handel to Mozart, Verdi to Jonathan Dove.

The UK's leading young violinist Chloë Hanslip and pianist Danny Driver include Bloch's bold 1920 Sonata and Beethoven's sublime Op.96 in their programme given in memory of LDSM's former Chairman Keith Scott CBE.

Collaborations and highlights: Viola and cello duos from Beethoven to Lutosawski with Yuko Inoue and Christoph Richter. The brilliance of the Chilingirian Quartet in two programmes with rarely-heard Bainton, while Dvorák and Bartók offset a sextet special, Mozart's Duo Concertante.

The first filmed war documentary ever and an LDSM commission: fusing sound and vision, gifted composer and percussionist Jan Bradley composes and performs the music for the epic The Battle of the Somme. Expect to be exhilarated and poignantly moved.

Our finale is the Candlelight Serenade when Academy soloists and chamber musicians invariably exceed expectations. Under the inspiring baton of Kazuki Sawa the full-strength ensemble will bring the curtain down on Festival & Academy with Schoenberg's wondrous Verklärte Nacht, 'Night Transfigured'.

We look forward to Festival 2016, meeting and enjoying it with you.

Renna Kellaway MBE,
Founder & Artistic Director

2016 International Festival

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Cumbria Festival Chorus, Amabile Girls?۪ Choir and Northern Chamber Orchestra

Cumbria Festival Chorus, Amabile Girls’ Choir and Northern Chamber Orchestra

8:30pm

Ian Jones conductor

Joyce Tindsley mezzo-soprano

Joshua Ellicott tenor

Alex Ashworth bass-baritone

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Berlioz La damnation de Faust

Berlioz La damnation de Faust

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from the Op̩ra de Paris

A4 Brass

A4 Brass

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Monday, 1 August 2016

Richard Deakin (violin) Garfield Jackson (viola) Emma Ferrand (cello)

Richard Deakin (violin) Garfield Jackson (viola) Emma Ferrand (cello)

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

??kampa Quartet 1

Škampa Quartet 1

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

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Verdi Il trovatore

Verdi Il trovatore

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from the Op̩ra de Paris

Andrew Brownell (piano)

Andrew Brownell (piano)

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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

8:30pm St George's Church, Kendal

The Marian Consort
Jamie Akers theorbo
Gerald Kyd actor

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Purcell Violin Consort

Purcell Violin Consort

1:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Verdi Rigoletto

Verdi Rigoletto

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

from the Op̩ra de Paris

Thaleia Quartet

Thaleia Quartet

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

Manchester Piano Trio 1

Manchester Piano Trio 1

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

Friday, 5 August 2016

Colin Carr (cello) Andrew Brownell (piano)

Colin Carr (cello) Andrew Brownell (piano)

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

??kampa Quartet 2

Škampa Quartet 2

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Alec Frank-Gemmill horn*
Roger Chase viola‡

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Sonnets from the Somme

Sonnets from the Somme

1:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Simon Yaxley READER
Gemma Beeson PIANO

Royalty, Romans, Rakes and Revenge!

Royalty, Romans, Rakes and Revenge!

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

National Opera Studio
Reisha Adams soprano
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin mezzo-soprano
William Wallace tenor
Dingle Yandell bass-baritone
Eda Seppar piano

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Manchester Piano Trio 2

Manchester Piano Trio 2

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Monday, 8 August 2016

Chlo?? Hanslip (violin) Danny Driver (piano)

Chloë Hanslip (violin) Danny Driver (piano)

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

Silk and Bamboo Ensemble

Silk and Bamboo Ensemble

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

Chilingirian Quartet 1

Chilingirian Quartet 1

9:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Garfield Jackson viola*

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Grasmere Concert

Grasmere Concert

12:00pm

LDSM Academy Artists

Berlioz B̩atrice et B̩n̩dict

Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict

7:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

LIVE from Glyndebourne

The Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme

8:30pm Kendal Town Hall

Jan Bradley PERCUSSION

Music for a Summer Evening

Music for a Summer Evening

9:00pm Hawkshead Parish Church

LDSM Academy Artists

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Rydal Concert

Rydal Concert

12:00pm

LDSM Academy Artists

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Morning Serenade

Morning Serenade

12:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

LDSM Academy Artists and Ensemble Jeunesse

Elinor Nicholson (harp)

Elinor Nicholson (harp)

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

Music for Compline

Music for Compline

10:45pm Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

Herdwyck Consort

Friday, 12 August 2016

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Chilingirian Quartet 2

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

Yuko Inoue viola‡
Christoph Richter cello‡
Alastair McMath double bass*

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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