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12:10pm Saturday 10th November 2012
11:00am Sunday 4th November 2012
Accustomed to the very best of fare for its fortnightly musical quota the Kendal Midday Concert Club’s audience was surely not dissatisfied with the recent recital of Gallic flavour by violinist, Gina McCormack and pianist, Nigel Clayton.
3:47pm Thursday 18th October 2012
Throughout the concert given by the Fujita Piano Trio I found myself pondering upon the phenomenal ability of these remarkable sisters to play a complete recital from memory; it must be a feat rare in the annals of chamber music performance.
8:50am Saturday 6th October 2012
DURING the opening concert of their society’s season the Lakeland Sinfonia’s performances inspired the lady sitting next to me to comment “how much better the orchestra sounded,” compared with when she last heard it some years ago.
5:31pm Thursday 6th September 2012
2:30pm Monday 27th August 2012
8:50am Sunday 19th August 2012
2:13pm Wednesday 15th August 2012
2:07pm Wednesday 15th August 2012
Another glorious Lake District Summer Music festival was brought to a close with a cabaret show presented by the highly talented group Re:sound - a collective of multi-disciplinary artists based in Manchester.
8:57am Wednesday 15th August 2012
6:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012
2:09pm Thursday 9th August 2012
After Ben Johnson’s spell-binding performance, with pianist Benjamin Frith and the Chilingirian String Quartet, of Vaughan Williams’ Song Cycle On Wenlock Edge, his solo recital the following day was eagerly awaited.
5:20pm Thursday 26th July 2012
FOUR well-known local musicians Julian Cann, violin; Stu Lewthwaite; double bass, Suzanne de Lozey; piano and Latvian accordionist Natalija Japerte, swap their usual classical repertoire for the Argentinian sounds of Astor Piazzolla, who revolutionised traditional tango into the new nuevo tango style, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. Fuga play Kirkby Lonsdale Institute on Sunday (July 29), from 7pm.
6:00pm Monday 23rd July 2012
THE newly formed Lakes Choir has landed the International Choir Festival Supreme Award at a choir festival staged at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. Put together by Naomi Bewsher and Ann-Marie White, who run Stagecoach theatre schools in Cockermouth, Carlisle, Kendal and Lancaster, it was the first public outing for the choir since its inception in January, competing in the festival against ten long established choirs. The 50-strong singers were led by their vocal teacher Hannah Fleming and accompanied by pianist Terry Fleming, performing two contrasting pieces - Bob Chilcott’s Can you hear Me? and Didn’t it Rain, arranged by Michael Neaum. “From the very first rehearsal session the students came with focus and determination,” explained conductor Hannah Fleming. “They have worked tirelessly to reach a very high standard in such a short space of time. To have the opportunity to perform at the Symphony Hall is a memory that will stay with our children forever.” Added Ann-Marie: “We have lots more exciting projects in the pipeline such as choral examinations, a trip to Euro Disney and a special Cats tribute at the National Indoor Arena. We are taking on another five new voices and will be auditioning in September.” The event also included a ‘massed choirs’ performance of six pieces, conducted by Paul Leddington-Wright from the BBC’s Songs of Praise, also featuring the Land Rover and Jaguar Brass Band. The choir meets once a month at Kendal Town Hall. For further information telephone 01539-730849.
5:30pm Wednesday 11th July 2012
1:30pm Wednesday 11th July 2012
11:00am Friday 6th July 2012
9:00am Saturday 30th June 2012
All hail to the Brathay Festival of Music! With its resonant acoustic the village’s exquisite, tranquil Holy Trinity Church is the ideal setting for this imaginatively programmed and carefully administered fledgling summer event.
1:30pm Sunday 17th June 2012
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