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, August 1 2015

Armonico Consort and Baroque Players

Armonico Consort and Baroque Players

Christopher Monks Musical DirectorEloise Irving sopranoPenelope Appleyard sopranoWilliam Towers countertenorAlex Aldren tenor

9:00pm Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Sunday, August 2 2015

Prokofiev's War and Peace

Prokofiev's War and Peace

from the Mariinsky

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Greensleeves

Greensleeves

Armonico Consort

4:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Celebrity Evening Recital

Celebrity Evening Recital

Vadym Kholodenko PIANO

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

Monday, August 3 2015

Music at Noon

Music at Noon

Laura Snowden guitar

1:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Gaelic music

Gaelic music

Joy Dunlop VOICE

Andrew Dunlop HARP, KEYBOARD

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

Kuss Quartet 1

Kuss Quartet 1

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

Late Night Piano

Late Night Piano

Françoise-Green Piano Duo

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

Tuesday, August 4 2015

Françoise-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

from Opéra de Paris

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Apollo Saxophone Quartet

Apollo Saxophone Quartet

9:00pm Kendal Town Hall

Wednesday, August 5 2015

Atéa Wind Quintet

Atéa Wind Quintet

with members of the Quattro Cello Quartet*

12:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Viola Masterclass

Viola Masterclass

Roger Chase

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Gregor Horsch (cello) Andrew Brownell (piano)

Gregor Horsch (cello) Andrew Brownell (piano)

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

Thursday, August 6 2015

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Concert

Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Concert

Quattro Cello Quartet

1:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Verdi’s Aïda

Verdi’s Aïda

from Opéra de Paris

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

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, August 7 2015

Music at Noon

Music at Noon

Roger Chase VIOLA

Andrew Dunlop PIANO

1:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Cello Masterclass

Cello Masterclass

Gregor Horsch

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Orlando Consort

9:00pm Kendal Town Hall

Piaf Tribute Concert

Piaf Tribute Concert

Tina May Jazz Quartet

9:15pm Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Saturday, August 8 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

Timothy Orpen CLARINEt*

9:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Sunday, August 9 2015

Firebird: a Russian folktale

Firebird: a Russian folktale

Family Event

4:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Britten’s The rape of Lucretia

Britten’s The rape of Lucretia

Live relay from Glyndebourne

7:00pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Pro-Musica String Trio

Pro-Musica String Trio

9:00pm Kendal Town Hall

Monday, August 10 2015

Violin Masterclass

Violin Masterclass

Levon Chilingirian

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

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, August 11 2015

Grasmere Concert

Grasmere Concert

LDSM Academy Artists

12:00pm Grasmere Parish Church

Puccini's Tosca

Puccini's Tosca

from Opéra de Paris

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Frith Piano Quartet 1

Frith Piano Quartet 1

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

Music for a Summer Evening

Music for a Summer Evening

LDSM Academy Artists

9:00pm Hawkshead Parish Church

Wednesday, August 12 2015

Rydal Concert

Rydal Concert

LDSM Academy Artists

12:00pm Rydal Church

Ensemble Masterclass

Ensemble Masterclass

Frith Piano Quartet

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

The Composer Speaks:  Jan Bradley

The Composer Speaks: Jan Bradley

7:30pm Carver Church, Windermere

4-MALITY Percussion Quartet

4-MALITY Percussion Quartet

Sarah Castle MEZZO-SOPRANO*

9:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Ursula Smith (cello) Emiko Tadenuma (piano)

Ursula Smith (cello) Emiko Tadenuma (piano)

9:00pm Victoria Hall, Grange-Over-Sands

Thursday, August 13 2015

Morning Serenade

Morning Serenade

LDSM Academy Artists and Ensemble Jeunesse​

12:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana  and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

from Festival Euro Mediterraneo

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Viola Extravaganza

Viola Extravaganza

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

Friday, August 14 2015

Frith Piano Quartet 2

Frith Piano Quartet 2

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

Candlelight Serenade

Candlelight Serenade

LDSM Academy Artists

LDSM Academy Ensemble

Kazuki Sawa director

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

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