Concerts for the 2016-2017 season

All concerts are held in the Westmorland Hall, Kendal Leisure Centre, at 7.30pm. For directions click here. All except the Lakeland Sinfonia concerts are preceded by a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm in the Hall. For more information click here.

Parking for the concerts is available at Kendal Leisure Centre free of charge. There are several parking places for blue badge holders near to the entrance. Over-flow parking is available at Kirkbie Kendal School and Murley Moss. All parking is at your own risk.

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(S) denotes Subscription concert.

Saturday 29th April 2017 at 7.30pm

BBC Philharmonic

Michael Seal Conductor
Tasmin Little Violin

Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61
Brahms Symphony no.1 in C minor Op. 68

Saturday 5th November 2016 at 7.30pm (S)

Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus

Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus
Alexandre Bloch Conductor
Malin Christensson Soprano
Benjamin Appl Baritone

Mendelssohn: A Mid-summer Night’s Dream: Overture Op.21, Intermezzo, Nocturne & Scherzo Op. 61
Faure Suite: Shylock Op. 57
Faure: Requiem Op. 48

Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7.30pm (S)

Lakeland Sinfonia

Wyn Davies Conductor
Jess Gillam Saxophone

Rossini Overture: La Cenerentola
Arensky Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
Dave Heath The Celtic, concerto for soprano saxophone
Haydn Symphony no. 101 in D, The Clock
Walton Façade Suite no. 2

Saturday 21st January 2017 at 7.30pm


Louis Langree Conductor
Jian Wang Cello

Prokofiev Symphony no. 1 in D, Classical
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in F minor Op. 36

Saturday 11th February 2017 at 7.30pm (S)

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Hans-Peter Hofmann Director
Nikolai Demidenko Piano
David Blackadder Trumpet

Purcell Sonata for Trumpet and Strings
Grieg Two Melodies Op. 34
Shostakovitch Concerto for Piano and Trumpet op. 35
Elgar Serenade in E minor Op.20
Haydn Symphony no. 57 in D

Sturday 11th March 2017 at 7.30pm (S)

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Bradley Creswick Director/Violin

Warlock Capriol Suite
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat, K364
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round
Mozart Symphony no. 39 in E-flat, K543

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 7.30pm (S)

Lakeland Sinfonia

Philip Ellis Conductor
Emma Johnson Clarinet

Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Elgar Sospiri Op. 70
Weber Clarinet concerto no. 2 in E-flat Op.74
Paul Reade The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite
Haydn Symphony no. 104 in D, London

Saturday 8th October 2016 at 7.30pm (S)

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Julian Rachlin Director/Violin

Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Mozart Violin Concerto no. 3 in G, K216
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op. 64