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, July 30 2016

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

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

Ian Jones conductor

Joyce Tindsley mezzo-soprano

Joshua Ellicott tenor

Alex Ashworth bass-baritone

8:30pm Kendal Parish Church

Sunday, July 31 2016

Berlioz La damnation de Faust

Berlioz La damnation de Faust

from the Opéra de Paris

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

A4 Brass

A4 Brass

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Monday, August 1 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

Škampa Quartet 1

Škampa Quartet 1

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

Tuesday, August 2 2016

Verdi Il trovatore

Verdi Il trovatore

from the Opéra de Paris

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

Andrew Brownell (piano)

Andrew Brownell (piano)

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

Wednesday, August 3 2016

Viola Masterclass

Viola Masterclass

Roger Chase

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Introduction to the play and its music

Introduction to the play and its music

7:00pm St George's Church, Kendal

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

The Marian ConsortJamie Akers theorboGerald Kyd actor

8:30pm St George's Church, Kendal

Thursday, August 4 2016

Purcell Violin Consort

Purcell Violin Consort

1:00pm Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church

Verdi Rigoletto

Verdi Rigoletto

from the Opéra de Paris

3:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

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, August 5 2016

Colin Carr (cello) Andrew Brownell (piano)

Colin Carr (cello) Andrew Brownell (piano)

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

Cello Masterclass

Cello Masterclass

Colin Carr

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Škampa Quartet 2

Škampa Quartet 2

Alec Frank-Gemmill horn*Roger Chase viola‡

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Saturday, August 6 2016

Sonnets from the Somme

Sonnets from the Somme

Simon Yaxley READERGemma Beeson PIANO

1:00pm Ambleside Parish Centre

Royalty, Romans, Rakes and Revenge!

Royalty, Romans, Rakes and Revenge!

National Opera StudioReisha Adams sopranoHanna-Liisa Kirchin mezzo-sopranoWilliam Wallace tenorDingle Yandell bass-baritoneEda Seppar piano

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Sunday, August 7 2016

Violin Masterclass

Violin Masterclass

Chloë Hanslip

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Manchester Piano Trio 2

Manchester Piano Trio 2

8:30pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Monday, August 8 2016

Chloë 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

Garfield Jackson viola*

9:00pm St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Tuesday, August 9 2016

Grasmere Concert

Grasmere Concert

LDSM Academy Artists

12:00pm Grasmere Parish Church

Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict

Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict

LIVE from Glyndebourne

7:30pm Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside

The Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme

Jan Bradley PERCUSSION

8:30pm Kendal Town Hall

Music for a Summer Evening

Music for a Summer Evening

LDSM Academy Artists

9:00pm Hawkshead Parish Church

Wednesday, August 10 2016

Rydal Concert

Rydal Concert

LDSM Academy Artists

12:00pm Rydal Church

Ensemble Masterclass

Ensemble Masterclass

Garfield Jackson

3:30pm Brathay Hall, near Ambleside

Maxwell Quartet

Maxwell Quartet

8:30pm Victoria Hall, Grange-Over-Sands

Project Jam Sandwich

Project Jam Sandwich

9:00pm Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Thursday, August 11 2016

Morning Serenade

Morning Serenade

LDSM Academy Artists and Ensemble Jeunesse

12:00pm Carver Church, Windermere

Elinor Nicholson (harp)

Elinor Nicholson (harp)

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

Music for Compline

Music for Compline

Herdwyck Consort

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

Friday, August 12 2016

Chilingirian Quartet 2

Chilingirian Quartet 2

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

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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