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Welcome Music lovers all, Artists, Colleagues and Friends – Welcome to Festival 2013. Celebrating music written during and after World War II our Festival reflects the new era which awoke in the late 20th century, when social orders changed, cultures merged, scientific advances produced new sounds and journey distances shrank. It brought freedom of speech and expression in its wake. No one made it more his own than Britten whose centenary falls this year. Solo works, ensemble pieces and the relay of ‘Billy Budd’ from Glyndebourne at Fellinis bring Britten to the centre of the Festival. Works by his contemporary Tippett and the younger generation of James MacMillan, Michael Berkeley, John Casken, Ed Hughes, and Sally Beamish, express the new age as it crosses from the 20th to 21st century. ‘Beethoven at 40’ explores his solos, duos, trios and quartets written towards and around 1810. Follow this Festival thread with the Chilingirian and Henschel quartets and our distinguished soloists. We welcome the return of Trio di Parma, playing the Archduke Trio and also bringing their newly-commissioned ‘Trio’ by Italy’s leading young composer Silvia Colasanti. The acclaimed cellist Ursula Smith, at LDSM for the first time, not only plays Britten and Beethoven, but also her newlycommissioned piece by Sally Beamish. Ex Cathedra’s beautifully designed programme opens the Festival in the 16th-century Bourbon Court and travels effortlessly to the 20th with Britten and MacMillan. With Re:Sound we find the old of Monteverdi and the new of Judith Weir intertwined in a dramatic Music Theatre production. The virtuoso percussion ensemble 4-MALITY thrill all with breathtaking rhythm and sound. Profound and moving, Schubert and Brahms emerge

as Festival favourites. We also look forward to the light and entertaining Counterpoise, welcome Margaret Phillips to both organs in Kendal Parish Church, and celebrate Dowland’s 450th anniversary with Fretwork and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny. Bringing the Festival to an end Manchester Camerata, with Isabelle van Keulen, give us chamber music at its peak of creative inspiration… Britten, Wagner and Schubert. We are deeply indebted to all our artists who engage so generously in Festival ideas, teach and coach our Academy Artists and above all perform exacting programmes. Enjoy the days ahead and please join us in making music for all. We look forward to welcoming you, your friends and families. Renna Kellaway MBE Founder & Artistic Director

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SpeciaL Deals Dear LDSM Festival-goers & supporters,

Enjoy our new Festival Diary A very warm welcome to our new-look Festival Diary. It includes more than ever of the music, information and pictures of artists at Lake District Summer Music in 2013. We hope it serves as an excellent new taster of what is to come in our musical feast this summer.

Hear more great music for less And with our popular Festival Savers we hope you will enjoy as many as possible of the great concerts on offer at Lake District Summer Music 2013.

Take advantage of Priority Booking By becoming a Patron you can also support talented musicians at our Academy and secure the best available seats during our Priority Booking Period. Just download a form today from and return it to us with your completed Festival Tickets Booking Form.

Give us your comments As always, we are keen to hear your thoughts. Last year, we introduced some audience review cards. We were really overwhelmed by all the responses – and there were very many touching comments. Thank you. We will certainly be repeating the review cards again this year.

Support the Future of Music Please consider making a donation, even if you cannot join us this year. Our thanks to all our supporters. Every pound is vital to continuing our work. Enjoy all that LDSM 2013 has to offer. Happy Festival-going! Andrew Lucas FRSA Senior Executive Officer

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Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside Parish Centre Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Bowness Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside Carver Church, Windermere Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside Grasmere Parish Church

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Hawkshead Parish Church Kendal Parish Church Kendal Town Hall Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church The Box Theatre, Kendal Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

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Saturday 3 August 2013

Nature Reborn Ex Cathedra Jeffrey Skidmore director 8pm  Kendal Parish Church A £26  B £18  C £10 RV  ZONED SEATING

‘Ex Cathedra’s tonal warmth and collective ability to generate evocative atmosphere add to the pleasures of listening.’ CLASSIC FM Celebrate nature’s rebirth, the delights of birdsong, the language of flowers and, of course, love. Exquisite French music from the 16th-century Bourbon court is placed alongside Britten, Joubert, Lauridsen, Saint-Saëns, Roth, MacMillan and Busby. The enchanting programme is interspersed with a selection of seasonal readings.

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Sunday 4 August 2013 Cinderella Dutch National Ballet 2.30pm  Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside £16  AllOCATED SEATING Children half price – see concessions on p2


This brand-new Cinderella ballet, choreographed by the internationally acclaimed Christopher Wheeldon, was premiered by the Dutch National Ballet at the Amsterdam Music Theatre in December 2012. Influenced by the Brothers Grimm story of Cinderella, Wheeldon has created an enchanting ballet set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score with stunning sets and costumes.

film SERIES Tuesday 6 August Donizetti’s Don Pasquale page 10

Sunday 11 August Britten’s Billy Budd page 18

Thursday 13 August Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland page 21

Saturday 17 August Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier page 28

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Battles Within and Without Re:Sound 8pm  The Box Theatre, Kendal £16  UnreservED SEATING

Tour supported by Arts Council England

A compelling juxtaposition of old and new as Re:Sound combines stunning vocal performance, exciting new staging and a newly-commissioned film by Manchester based video production company Albino Mosquito. Featuring vocal music by Claudio Monteverdi and Judith Weir, Battles Within and Without examines the inner turmoil of the heart and the external struggle of the battlefield. With a first half of works by James MacMillan, Gesualdo and Howells this will be theatrical music of the highest order. An LDSM first in this brilliant new ‘state of the art’ intimate theatre.


Sunday 4 August 2013

Serenade by the Lake Manchester Sinfonia John Turner recorder Denis McCaldin conductor John Casken conductor 8pm  Theatre by the Lake, Keswick A £22  B £14  AllOCATED SEATING

Mozart Salzburg Symphony No.3 in F major, K138  12’ John Casken Second Song of Chimes WORLD PREMIERE  5’ John Parry Nightingale Rondo  5’ L Berkeley Serenade for Strings, Op.12  14’ Telemann Suite in A minor for recorder and strings, TWV55  18’ Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20  12’ Britten Simple Symphony, Op.4  16’

John Turner

Supported by the Hilton family in loving memory of Ian

Expect aural fireworks and tender serenading in some of the greatest and most popular works of the string orchestra repertoire. Formed by leader Richard Howarth, this top string orchestra also links up with renowned recorder player John Turner, in celebration of his 70th birthday.

John Casken

Denis McCaldin

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Monday 5 August 2013 Blackwell Series: Lekker Wind Quintet 5pm  Blackwell Arts & Crafts House,

nr Bowness

£16  UnreservED SEATING

Music at Noon: Vocal Miscellany

Ibert 3 pièces brèves (1930)  7’ György Kurtág Quintetto per fiatti, Op.2 (1959)  11’ Nielsen Wind Quintet in A major, Op.43  25’ Françaix Quintet No.1 (1948)  21’

12noon  Ambleside Parish Centre

‘Such superb surroundings and good music creates something greater than the sum of its parts.’ Audience member at 2012

£16*  UnreservED SEATING

Blackwell concerts

Cries of London

11.30am REFRESHMENTS 12noon CONCERT Ireland The Land of Lost Content  11’ Debussy Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse  11’ Britten A Charm of Lullabies  13’ Piano improvisation (around themes suggested by the audience) Puccini O soave fanciulla  4’ Gershwin The Man I Love  4’ Irving Berlin arr. Foggitt All Alone (by the Telephone)  3’

First prizewinners in the 2011 Royal Over-Seas League Competition, Cries of London is an innovative and exciting vocal ensemble. With repertoire including Debussy’s ethereal song cycle, English art song by Ireland and Britten and classical improvisation at the piano to themes suggested by the audience, this is a rich and diverse afternoon’s entertainment for all. *includes tea/coffee & biscuits

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Our series of concerts in partnership with Lakeland Arts Trust has rapidly established itself as one of the most popular strands of our International Festival programme, and is frequently amongst the first to sell-out. In the first of this year’s Blackwell concerts we welcome the Lekker Wind Quintet who enchanted audiences at the Patrons of LDSM concert in February. Support LDSM and emerging artists – become a Patron,

Other Blackwell Series events thu 8 aug  Spica Quartet  p13 Mon 12 aug  Archos Quartet  p19 Thu 15 aug  ViewPoints  p25


Monday 5 August 2013

Chilingirian Quartet 1 Garfield Jackson viola 8pm  Kendal Parish Church A £26  B £18  C £10 RV  ZonED SEATING

Beethoven Quartet in E flat major, Op.74, The Harp  32’ Tippett Quartet No.2  21’ Brahms String Quintet in F major, Op.88  42’

After hearing Tippett’s 2nd Quartet, William Glock declared: ‘A new composer has emerged in English Music’. Beethoven in 1809 and Tippett in 1942 composed against the backdrop of war. The Brahms quintet reflects a different Europe entirely. An aural journey with the binding thread of both Tippett’s and Brahms’s veneration of Beethoven.


Tuesday 6 August 2013 Poetry at Noon: Music, Mystery & Magic David Hunt 12noon  Ambleside Parish Centre £10  Unreserved SEATING

David Hunt performs a lively programme of Poetry, to celebrate the Lake District and its Festival. He will include poems from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, from Shakespeare to John Betjeman, from Wordsworth to Rudyard Kipling: sonnets and elegies, love poems and nonsense poems, verses sad and glad, mysterious and comic, philosophic and nostalgic. Poetry, in fact, for all seasons - and all this against the spectacular background of Ambleside’s fells. Poetry, like music, is made to be heard.

Donizetti’s Don Pasquale LIVE from Glyndebourne 7.15pm  Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside £20  AllOCATED SEATING


Don Pasquale is the 64th of Donizetti’s prolific output of 66 operas. Its diamondbright wit and brilliance also has a distinctly dark side. In this delayed live relay from Glyndebourne, Danielle de Niese – acknowledged as one of the world’s most talented and charismatic artists – performs the role of Norina, whilst the celebrated Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli sings the title role.

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Tuesday 6 August 2013

4-MALITY 8pm  The Box Theatre, Kendal £16  UnreservED SEATING

Jan Bradley Prague  12’ Steve Reich Drumming (Part 1)  15’ Julie Cooper Spirit of the Sound  12’ Sophie Hastings (arr) Justo pelloditto  10’ Nigel Westlake Kalabash  10’ Mark Norman Clockwork  15’ 

‘...4-MALITY perform with a flamboyant much performance art as it is music.’ THE GUARDIAN In a visually spectacular, flamboyant and exhilarating performance, 4-MALITY – formed by Adrian Spillet, the first percussionist to win BBC Young Musician of the Year – plays over eighty drums, gongs, cymbals and tuned percussion. The concert features virtuosic and thrilling pieces drawing on inspirations from West Africa, Cuba, the treacherous reefs of Bermuda, and the power and devastation of tornadoes, as well as from visual art.

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Wednesday 7 August 2013 Celebrity Morning Recital Kazuki Sawa violin Emiko Tadenuma piano 11am  Ambleside Parish Centre £16  UnreservED SEATING

Mozart Sonata for piano and violin in F major, K376  17’ Brahms Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100  20’ Debussy Sonata in G minor  13’ Schubert Sonata for violin and piano in A major, D574  27’

This celebrated and muchloved Japanese duo have been regular contributors to both our International Festival and Academy for well over 10 years, including performances of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas in 2006, and their memorable collaboration with the Chilingirian Quartet in 2011. This year they mark 30 years since they came to the world’s attention as prizewinners at the prestigious Munich International Competition.

YSV Masterclass Richard Deakin 2.30pm  Carver Church, Windermere £8  UnreservED SEATING

Supported by Dr & Mrs Peter Lucas

Enthusiasm and excitement is contagious when Young String Venture ensembles, parents and public gather for this Masterclass. Richard Deakin, director/soloist with British and European orchestras, Professor at the Royal Academy London, and visiting Professor at Tokyo Geidai Conservatoire will enthuse and open new horizons for YSV musicians.

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Beethoven & Britten Levon Chilingirian violin Carole Presland piano Gregor Horsch cello 8pm  Ambleside Parish Church A £22  B £14 RV  AllOCATED SEATING

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat, Les Adieux, Op.81a  17’ Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in G major, Op.96 28’ Britten Suite for cello No.1  25’ Beethoven Ten Variations on Müller’s song ‘Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu’, Op.121a  19’

Three leading instrumentalists come together in a unique event, drawing together two key strands in our 2013 International Festival – ‘Beethoven at 40’ and ‘Centenary Britten’.


Thursday 8 August 2013 Music at Noon: Kirkby Market Day Concert Camilleri Clarinet Trio 12noon  Kirkby Lonsdale

Parish Church

£10  UnreservED SEATING

Nino Rota Trio (1973)  20’ Bruch Eight Pieces, Op.83 No.6 ‘Nocturne’  6’ Ed Hughes Trio  5’ Beethoven Trio in B flat major, Op.11, Gassenhauer  21’ Supported by Mr & Mrs Alan Maddocks

One of the special and distinctive qualities which sets LDSM apart from other festivals around the world is the unique energy which comes from its combination of International Festival and our Summer Music Academy. Profiling talented emerging professionals, our newly retitled LDSM Academy Artist events open this year in the beautiful Norman church of St Mary’s.

Blackwell Series: Spica Quartet 5pm  Blackwell Arts & Crafts House,

nr Bowness

£16  UnreservED SEATING

Haydn Quartet in D Minor, Op.76 No.2, Fifths  20’ Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat major, Op.44 No.3  34’

The second of our Blackwell series for 2013 presents ‘one of the most promising quartets from Japan’. The Spica Quartet, LDSM Academy Artists, perform Haydn and Mendelssohn in the beautiful panelled hall at Blackwell. This popular Blackwell series sells out quickly so we advise early booking for these events.

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Thursday 8 August 2013

Trio di Parma 1 8pm  Ambleside Parish Church A £24  B £15 RV  AllOCATED SEATING

Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat major, Op.70 No.2  26’ Silvia Colasanti Trio UK PREMIERE  12’ Schubert Piano Trio No.2 in E flat major, D929  40’ Supported by Derrick Johnson in memory of his beloved wife Margaret

This outstanding international prizewinning piano trio thrilled packed audiences when they first appeared at LDSM in 2009. We are delighted to welcome them back again this year. Framed by two of the most popular works of the piano trio repertoire is a newlycommissioned work dedicated to Trio di Parma by Italy’s leading female composer, Silvia Colasanti.

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friday 9 August 2013 Music at Noon & Meet the Artists lunch Chilingirian Quartet Carole Presland piano 12noon  Ambleside Parish Church £16*  Allocated SEATING

11.30am REFRESHMENTS 12noon CONCERT Programme includes: Britten Notturno for solo piano  7’ Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84  39’

A very special Music at Noon event as the Chilingirian Quartet join with pianist Carole Presland to perform Elgar’s Quintet. Amongst the last three chamber works he was to write, and composed deep in the heart of the English countryside, Elgar was apparently ‘influenced by the quiet and peaceful surroundings during that wonderful summer.’ Britten’s beautiful Notturno, with its evocative night sounds, was commissioned for the Leeds International Piano Competition, and is the perfect prelude to Elgar’s Quintet. * includes tea/coffee & biscuits

LDSM Patrons and benefactors are also invited to a Meet the Artists buffet lunch in Ambleside Parish Centre at 1.30pm. To take advantage of Priority Booking for our 2013 Festival, or for more details on the benefits of becoming a Patron, see

YSV Showcase Concert Rachel Moore DIRECTOR 2.30pm  Carver Church, Windermere £8  UnreservED SEATING

Supported by Dr & Mrs Rodney Leach

With youthful energy, musical talent and excitement, this showcase of chamber music, string orchestra and musical games from the Young String Venture is always a charming and popular event in our International Festival.

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Friday 9 August 2013

The American Dream Counterpoise David Kempster baritone Amir Giles & Tara Pilbrow dancers 8pm  Kendal Town Hall Balcony £22  front stalls £16  rear stalls £10 


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Benjamin Britten displayed a flair for jazz idioms in the music he wrote around the time of his stay in America … he even contemplated the composition of Broadway musicals! As part of our centenary celebrations, his Cole Porter-like Cabaret Songs provide the springboard into an entertaining evening of words, music and dance, evoking the passions and sensual allure of song and dance across the Americas. Highlights include favourites by Gershwin, Dizzy Gillespie and the master of the tango, Astor Piazzolla.

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Timothy Orpen & Tadashi Imai Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


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The Composer Speaks


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Fretwork & Elizabeth Kenny


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Saturday 10 August 2013 Opera Arias and Songs from the Shows David Kempster baritone Duncan Glenday piano 3pm  Ambleside Parish Church £16  Allocated SEATING

David Kempster

Welsh-born David Kempster – whom Hugh Canning in the Sunday Times described as ‘Britain’s best dramatic baritone’ – opens his recital with great arias from La Traviata, Otello and Il Trovatore, marking the bicentenary of Verdi, opera’s master of melody and melodrama. Jumping continents and centuries, popular songs from Oklahoma, Show Boat and South Pacific bring different colours, mood and fashion. An afternoon recital to relish.

Chilingirian Quartet 2 Garfield Jackson viola Gregor Horsch cello LDSM Academy Artists 8pm  Ambleside Parish Church A £24  B £15 RV  AllOCATED SEATING

Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op.95, Serioso  21’ Michael Berkeley Abstract Mirror for string quintet  22’ Brahms Sextet in B flat, Op.18  39’ Supported The Stephen Bell Charitable Trust

A new and remarkable introduction to the LDSM Festival programme. In the first half, the Chilingirian Quartet perform another ‘Beethoven at 40’ quartet, Op.95 from 1810, and the single-movement cello quintet by the recently-ennobled composer Michael Berkeley. Following the interval, LDSM Academy Artists join the Chilingirians, Garfield Jackson and Gregor Horsch in an enlarged ensemble to perform the first of Brahms’s sextets. Academy massed strings led by world artists promise a wealth of sound in this beautiful Church.

Garfield Jackson

Gregor Horsch

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Sunday 11 August 2013 Violin Masterclass Levon Chilingirian 11am  Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside £10  UnreservED SEATING

Supported by Mr & Mrs Martin Rayner

Our Masterclass Series offers an insight into the unique synergy of performance and coaching excellence which lies at the heart of LDSM. Inspirational, critical, encouraging, demanding, and presented in the intimate surroundings of our Academy base at Brathay Hall, the classes are a vivid and lasting experience for participants and observers.

Britten’s Billy Budd Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2.30pm  Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside £16  AllOCATED SEATING

With special permission from Glyndebourne, LDSM has secured an early screening of Britten’s powerfully dramatic opera Billy Budd, with Jacques Imbrailo in the title role and Mark Padmore making his role debut as Captain Vere. The tense and stifling atmosphere on board a British ‘man of war’ during the Napoleonic wars, with discipline brutally enforced and danger of attack ever present, is powerfully evoked in this production by Michael Grandage.

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Trio di Parma 2 Garfield Jackson viola Sian Holland double bass 8pm  Theatre by the Lake, Keswick A £22  B £14  AllOCATED SEATING

Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major, D897, Notturno  10’ Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat major, Op.97, Archduke  31’ Schubert Quintet for piano and strings in A major, D667, The Trout  42’

Written ‘at 40’ in 1810, Beethoven’s dramatic Archduke trio is placed between the two works by Schubert, who met Beethoven only once at the end of his life. Join Trio di Parma in what has to be perhaps the most spectacular location of any arts venue in the world, nestling as it does between the Lakeland fells and Derwentwater. The lake is a popular destination for fishermen seeking the trout within its clear waters, making the theatre surely the most perfect setting for Schubert’s ever-popular quintet.


Monday 12 August 2013 Grasmere Concert LDSM Academy Artists 2.30pm  Grasmere Church £10  UnreservED SEATING

The resting place of William Wordsworth, set in the heart of Grasmere, this church is always an inspiring location in which to hear great music performed by emerging professional artists attending our International Summer Music Academy.

A Special Recital Alicja Fiderkiewicz piano 12noon  Ambleside Parish


£16*  Allocated SEATING

11.30am REFRESHMENTS 12noon CONCERT Brahms 3 Intermezzi, Op.117  15’ Chopin 3 Nocturnes, Op.9  17’ Schumann Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.11  34’

Blackwell Series: Archos Quartet

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5pm  Blackwell Arts & Crafts House,

Polish pianist Alicja Fiderkiewicz generously gives this recital in aid of Lake District Summer Music. Fiderkiewicz’s interpretations of Chopin are renowned – and, remember, Rubenstein is once attributed as having said that only the Poles know how to perform Chopin properly. Join us for this memorable event.

£16  UnreservED SEATING

*includes tea/coffee & biscuits

nr Bowness

Haydn Quartet in A major, Op.54 No.1  16’ John Manduell Quartet  18’ Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor. Op.80  24’

This Polish quartet, who have rapidly become great friends of LDSM audiences, arrive fresh from a residency at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer in Germany to perform works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Sir John Manduell CBE, whose quartet was originally commissioned by the Cardiff Festival in 1970 and taken up by the Aeolian Quartet.

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Monday 12 August 2013

Lachrimae: John Dowland 450th anniversary Fretwork Elizabeth Kenny lute 8pm  Ambleside Parish Church Elizabeth Kenny

Pre-Concert Talk: Richard Boothby 6pm  Ambleside Parish Centre

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Lachrimæ or seaven teares figured in seaven passionate pavans, with divers other pavans, galiards and allemandes, set forth for the lute, viols, or violons, in five parts.

In their LDSM Festival début, we travel back to the very earliest chamber music in a typically brilliant programme put together by this pre-eminent viol consort, in partnership with the ‘incandescent’ lute playing of Elizabeth Kenny.


Tuesday 13 August 2013 Timothy Orpen clarinet Tadashi Imai piano 12noon  Ambleside Parish Centre £16*  UnreservED SEATING

11.30am REFRESHMENTS 12noon CONCERT Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.73  10’ Carter Gra (for solo clarinet)  6’ Ireland Fantasy Sonata (1943)  13’ Brahms Sonata in E flat major, Op.120 No.2  21’ Giampieri Il Carnivale di Venezia  6’

‘blazing talent’ THE TIMES Timothy Orpen’s first visit to LDSM wowed audiences with his technical and musical mastery. From his early years in Australia to study in London and Germany, Tim has travelled the world as soloist and chamber musician par excellence. Mountain climbing is another pursuit! This year he is joined by talented pianist Tadashi Imai, whose return to LDSM we welcome warmly. Don’t miss this distinguished programme. * includes tea/coffee & biscuits

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Royal Ballet 2.30pm  Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside £16  AllOCATED SEATING Children half price – see concessions on p2

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a fantastical world. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly-imagined show, and with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects, has something for everyone to treasure.

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

Henschel Quartet 1 8pm  Kendal Parish Church A £26  B £18  C £10 RV  ZonED SEATING

Haydn Quartet in F major, Op.74 No.3, The Rider  22’ Schulhoff Five Pieces for String Quartet (1923)  22’ Beethoven Quartet in C major, Op.59 No.3, ‘Razumovsky’  31’

‘This is, no question, one of the best groups in the world. A great string quartet.’ LOS ANGELES TIMES

LDSM is delighted to welcome this renowned ensemble to our Festival. For the first time we will experience the music of the Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff, whose remarkable talent was cut short by his death in a concentration camp during World War II. His Five Pieces evoke different styles of dance – from the graceful Viennese ballroom to rustic folk dance. With masterpieces of Haydn and Beethoven, this is a great opener to the two concerts by the Henschel Quartet this year.

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Music for a Summer Evening LDSM Academy Artists 8pm  Hawkshead Parish Church Retiring Collection  Unreserved Seating

Our annual partnership with this popular Hawkshead summer concert series presents LDSM Academy Artists in this idyllic church on the hill. Soloists and ensembles in residence at Brathay Hall, the base of LDSM Academy during the Festival, will present a varied programme offering talent, musicianship and mastery.


Wednesday 14 August 2013 Archos Quartet 12noon  Carver Church, Windermere £10  UnreservED SEATING

Schubert Quartettsatz, D703  7’ Shostakovich Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110  21’ Schubert Quartet in D minor, D810, Death and the Maiden  36’

‘Great players - lovely rapport. All have plenty of authority.’ AUDIENCE MEMBER 2012 The Archos Quartet from Poland celebrate their third year as LDSM Academy Artists. In their second concert at LDSM this year, we use the wonderful new facilities at Carver Church. This is a quartet going from strength to strength and of whom LDSM Academy is justly proud.

Ensemble Masterclass Henschel Quartet 2.30pm  Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside £10  UnreservED SEATING

Supported by Mr & Mrs Martin Rayner

The Henschel Quartet provide talented young ensembles, and all those listening, with unique insight into the study and performance of great works of the chamber music repertoire.

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Wednesday 14 August 2013 New Horizons Ursula Smith cello Tadashi Imai piano 8pm  Ambleside Parish Church A £22  B £14 RV   AllOCATED SEATING

Sally Beamish Suite for solo cello 2nd PERFORMANCE  15’ Beethoven 15 Piano Variations and Fugue in E flat, Op.35, Eroica Variations  24’ Britten Suite No.3 for solo cello, Op.87  23’ Beethoven Sonata for piano and cello in C major, Op.102 No.1  15’ Supported by Sir John Manduell CBE

Solo and duo works illuminate this programme. Ursula Smith, until recently the cellist of the Zehetmair Quartet, is equally admired across Europe for her solo playing. She has commissioned this new work from Sally Beamish, one of three commissioned by Ursula as part of the Britten celebrations. Tadashi Imai, soloist and chamber musician, plays the Eroica Variations, a masterpiece. And, in a new collaboration, we will hear them in the great C major sonata, Op.102.

The Composer Speaks: Sally Beamish 6pm  Ambleside Parish Centre

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Thursday 15 August 2013 Music at Noon: The Rich Seam Yuko Inoue viola Tadashi Imai piano 12noon  Ambleside Parish Centre £16*  UnreservED SEATING

11.30am REFRESHMENTS 12noon CONCERT Rebecca Clarke Sonata for viola and piano  24’ Bridge Pensiero; Allegro Appassionato  8’ Britten Lachrymae  14’ Brahms Sonata in F minor  18’

First appearing in the early 16th century, after the violin, the viola has provided the binding middle voice between the high and low notes of the violin and cello. Its rich qualities enhance quartets, quintets and orchestral scores. The solo viola comes into its own in Rebecca Clarke’s 1919 sonata, Bridge’s rarely played pieces and Britten’s deeply-coloured Lachrymae from 1950. Yuko and Tadashi complete their compelling programme with one of Brahms’s late masterpieces. * includes tea/coffee & biscuits

Cello Masterclass Ursula Smith 2.30pm  Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside £10  UnreservED SEATING

Supported by Mr & Mrs Martin Rayner

Ursula Smith guides cellists at our International Summer Music Academy through the performance of great repertoire.

ViewPoints: The Value of Music 5pm  Blackwell Arts & Crafts

House, nr Bowness

£10  UnreservED SEATING

The poet Heine (1797–1856), whose poems inspired countless lieder, mused for hours: ‘What is Music?’ Victor Hugo summed it up by stating, ‘Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent’ Lord Berkeley, composer, writer and broadcaster, and presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions, explores the value of music in 21st century society. Does music change lives? Join our distinguished panel for this lively discussion, questions and answers, in this major new event in our Festival programme.

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Thursday 15 August 2013

Margaret Phillips organ 7.30pm  Kendal Parish Church A £22  B £10 RV  ZonED SEATING

A tour de force programme performed by one of the UK’s leading organists on both of Kendal Parish Church’s historic instruments. Programme includes: Britten Voluntary on Tallis’s Lamentations  3’ J.S. Bach Concerto in G major after Ernst, BWV592  8’ Hindemith Sonata No.3, On Old Folksongs  11’ Plus works by Scheidt, Dowland, Hesse, Lemmens, Rogg, Langlais, Sixten, and Simon Preston.

Following the huge success of last year’s evening organ recital, this event will again be enhanced by the use of cameras and screen to take the audience right into the action of this thrilling concert.

Late Night Voices Pro Nobis Singers Clive Walkley director 10pm  Bellingham Chapel,

Kendal Parish Church

£10  UnreservED SEATING

A night hour for motets, anthems and part-songs by Dowland, Byrd, Pearsall, and royal music from Britten and Paul Mealor. A wonderful way to end a great evening of music. Combination Ticket for Margaret Phillips & Late Night Voices £26 * *Cannot be used in conjunction with Special Deals

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Friday 16 August 2013 Uniquely Ambleside Serenades LDSM Academy Artists LDSM Academy Ensemble Kazuki Sawa director Morning Serenade


11am  Ambleside Parish Church £16  AllOCATED SEATING

Candlelight Serenade c.120’ 8pm  Ambleside Parish Church £22  AllOCATED SEATING Combination Ticket for both events £30*

Celebrating the return of LDSM’s much-loved Serenade concert to Ambleside, we present a day of outstanding musical talent performed by our LDSM Academy Artists. A box of delights which is only opened on the day, this is an audience’s opportunity to hear musicians destined for great careers. Previous alumni of our Serenade have included violinists Nicola Benedetti and Jennifer Pike, cellist Phillip Higham, pianists Steven Osborne and Carole Presland, and the Sacconi and Heath Quartets. Who will be next? Solos, duos and ensembles, from some of the greatest works of the classical repertoire, culminate in a spectacular fusion of sound and lighting with a performance of Elgar’s magnificent Introduction and Allegro by the LDSM Academy Ensemble. A unique day of concerts not to be missed. *Cannot be used in conjunction with Special Deals 

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Saturday 17 August 2013

Celebrity Morning Recital: Henschel Quartet 2 Yuko Inoue viola Ursula Smith cello 11am  Kendal Parish Church £18  Unreserved SEATING

Christopher Theofanidis Quartet, ‘Visions and Miracles’ EUROPEAN PREMIERE  17’ Sibelius Voces Intimae  32’

Brahms Sextet in G major, Op.36  43’

Earlier this year the Henschel Quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut programme included American composer Theofanidis’s joyous quartet. Another first at LDSM is Sibelius’s 1909 ‘Voces Intimae’ which, as he himself said, ‘turned out as something wonderful‘. Joined by Yuko Inoue and Ursula Smith, the Henschel Quartet bring the programme to a festive end with Brahms’s exotic and sonorous sextet, which coincidentally had its first performance in the USA.

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Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Baden-Baden Festival Opera 2.30pm  Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside £16  AllOCATED SEATING

Renée Fleming as the Marschallin leads Baden-Baden’s stellar cast for this sumptuous production of Strauss’s late-Romantic opera Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose). Accompanied by Sophie Koch as her young lover Octavian, and Diana Damrau as Sophie, with Jonas Kaufmann as the ‘Italian Singer’, the production was described by The Sunday Times as ‘… a deluxe Rosenkavalier.’


Saturday 17 August 2013

Manchester Camerata Isabelle van Keulen director 8pm  Kendal Town Hall Balcony £26  front stalls £18  rear stalls £10 


Britten Sinfonietta , Op.1  15’ Wagner Siegfried Idyll  18’ Schubert Octet in F, D803  52’ Supported by Mr Bruce Pimlott in loving memory of his wife Elspeth

Isabelle van Keulen

Manchester Camerata return to draw our 2013 International Festival to a triumphant finale. Directed by the acclaimed violinist Isabelle van Keulen, the programme celebrates both Wagner and Britten in centenary mode. The Siegfried Idyll was written as a gift for Cosima when their son was born. Its 13-strong instrumentation is the model on which Britten wrote his Sinfonietta. Using wind and strings they surmount the peaks of chamber music. Schubert‘s Octet needs no words. It is supreme.

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How to Book LDSM Patrons priority booking opens MONDAY 13 MAY

Ambleside Parish Centre Box Office

Priority Booking is available to Patrons of LDSM.

Tickets will also be available from Ambleside Parish Centre from Monday 5 August during the Festival, 10am – 4pm and at evening events.

Please return your completed Booking Form marked PATRON, enclosing payment and a stamped addressed envelope. LDSM Patrons are advised to take advantage of the Priority Booking Period, by post from 13–26 May. All ticket orders received after this period will be treated as standard postal bookings.

Online and postal booking opens monday 27 MAY To book online go to A £2 transaction fee applies to online bookings. For postal booking, please return your completed Booking Form, enclosing payment and a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your tickets. A £2 transaction fee will apply to all postal bookings not accompanied by an SAE.

Telephone booking opens Monday 3 June Please call LDSM Box Office on 08456 44 21 44. Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm. A 24hr message service is also in operation.

Booking in person OPENS Monday 3 JUNE Tickets will be available from the Lake District Summer Music offices at Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm). Subject to availability, tickets will also be on sale at the venue on the day of each concert from an hour before the performance.

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Refunds Please check your tickets as soon as you receive them. The Box Office cannot undertake to exchange tickets or refund money. Tickets may only be returned for resale if the event in question is sold out. A £2 handling charge will be made per return. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press, some alterations to the programme or artists may be necessary in exceptional circumstances. The management of LDSM reserves the right to make any necessary alterations without prior notification.


Donors, Sponsors & Supporters

Anonymous Donors Arts Council England Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Benefactors of LDSM Brown Shipley Private Banking Burn How Garden House Hotel Ernest Cook Trust Crewdson & Co. Cumbria Tourism English Lakes Ice Creams Sir John Fisher Foundation Fellinis Forsyth Brothers Ltd Hadfield Trust

David Hayton Peugeot The Matthew Hodder Charitable Trust Mrs Valerie Howe Idlewild Trust Mr Derrick Johnson Kendal College The Estate of Audrey Lambert The Leche Trust LDSM Trust Dr & Mrs Rodney Leach Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Dr & Mrs Peter Lucas

Mr & Mrs Alan Maddocks Sir John & Lady Manduell The National Trust Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw DBE Patrons of LDSM Mr Bruce Pimlott Mrs Mary Powney Mr & Mrs Martin Rayner South Lakeland District Council The Stoller Trust Stramongate Press The Thistle Trust Windermere Lake Cruises Zeffirellis

PATRONS OF L A K E DISTR ICT SUMMER MUSIC Launched in 1985 alongside the International Festival and Summer School the aims of this separate charity are: Supporting young musicians today – ensuring great artists tomorrow To support the activities of LDSM. To raise money to provide scholarships for students attending LDSM Summer Schools

Join today and receive priority booking, invitations to special events and advance information on LDSM and Patron events. For more details contact: Glenn Clifford, Hon. Treasurer Email: Web: or contact 08456 44 25 05

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Festival on a page

Saturday 3 August Sunday 4 August

8pm 2.30pm 8pm 8pm Monday 5 August 12noon 5pm 8pm Tuesday 6 August 12noon 7.15pm 8pm Wednesday 7 August 11am 2.30pm 8pm 12noon Thursday 8 August 5pm 8pm Friday 9 August 12noon 2.30pm 8pm 3pm Saturday 10 August 8pm 11am Sunday 11 August 2.30pm 8pm Monday 12 August 12noon 2.30pm 5pm 6pm 8pm Tuesday 13 August 12noon 2.30pm 8pm 8pm Wednesday 14 August 12noon 2.30pm 6pm 8pm Thursday 15 August 12noon 2.30pm 5pm 7.30pm 10pm 11am Friday 16 August 8pm 11am Saturday 17 August 2.30pm 8pm

Ex Cathedra: Nature Reborn Film: Cinderella Re:Sound: Battles Within and Without Manchester Sinfonia: Serenade by the Lake Cries of London: Vocal Miscellany Lekker Wind Quintet Chilingirian Quartet 1 Poetry at Noon Film: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale 4-MALITY Kazuki Sawa & Emiko Tadenuma YSV Masterclass Beethoven and Britten Kirkby Market Day Concert Spica Quartet Trio di Parma 1 Chilingirian Quartet & Carole Presland YSV Showcase Concert Counterpoise: The American Dream Opera Arias and Songs from the Shows Chilingirian Quartet 2 Violin Masterclass Film: Britten’s Billy Budd Trio di Parma 2 Alicja Fiderkiewicz: A Special Recital Grasmere Concert Archos Quartet Pre-Concert Talk: Richard Boothby Fretwork & Elizabeth Kenny: Lachrimae Timothy Orpen & Tadashi Imai Film: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Music for a Summer Evening Henschel Quartet 1 Archos Quartet Ensemble Masterclass The Composer Speaks: Sally Beamish New Horizons Yuko Inoue & Tadashi Imai: The Rich Seam Cello Masterclass ViewPoints: The Value of Music Margaret Phillips Late Night Voices Morning Serenade Candlelight Serenade Henschel Quartet 2 Film: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Manchester Camerata

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Kendal Parish Church Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside The Box Theatre, Kendal Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Ambleside Parish Centre Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, nr Bowness Kendal Parish Church Kendal Parish Centre Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside The Box Theatre, Kendal Ambleside Parish Centre Carver Church, Windermere Ambleside Parish Church Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, nr Bowness Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside Parish Church Carver Church, Windermere Kendal Town Hall Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside Parish Church Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Ambleside Parish Church Grasmere Parish Church Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, nr Bowness Ambleside Parish Centre Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside Parish Centre Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside Hawkshead Parish Church Kendal Parish Church Carver Church, Windermere Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside Ambleside Parish Centre Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside Parish Centre Brathay Hall, nr Ambleside Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, nr Bowness Kendal Parish Church Bellingham Chapel, Kendal Parish Church Ambleside Parish Church Ambleside Parish Church Kendal Parish Church Fellinis Cinema, Ambleside Kendal Town Hall

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