Concert Reviews

We invite any concert-goers to write a short review of a concert that they have attended. This is informative for other concert-goers, and helpful for the Society in evaluating its concerts and in future programming.

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Sumptuous evening of Russian Delights!

The Westmorland Hall was cold that night – too cold, possibly, for the players’ comfort; fingers would be benumbed and stiff; sensitive music-making may be difficult. O ye of little faith, how wrong can we be! The fingers, lungs, brains and hands of the Hallé players and those of their conductor, Louis Langrée, were immune […]

Silver sparkle and zest! Lakeland Sinfonia 10th Dec

There was something different about the atmosphere in the Westmorland Hall prior to the Lakeland Sinfonia’s recent concert. The customary calm, sedate anticipation of an enjoyable evening was replaced by an excited buzz of expectancy; the hall was full, young people and children were there; we elderly, august punters rejoiced. Why was that? The Sinfonia’s […]

Sublime Faure – RNS 5th Nov

Alexandre Bloch is a conductor at the start of what promises to be a stellar career. He is young, enthusiastic, energetic and clearly enjoying life. On November 5th he and the Royal Northern Sinfonia were the guests of the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society. There were no fireworks; instead we heard Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream […]

Wow! What a concert!

At 9.20pm the players of the Royal Northern Sinfonia were doubtless anticipating that soon they would be en route back across the Pennines. But the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society’s audience had delaying tactics in store. As the final bars of ‘ringing triumph’ brought Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony to an end, a standing ovation, lasting several minutes […]

Royal Northern Sinfonia 8th Oct

Dear All, I have attended concerts all over Europe over the years and many of these in Kendal. The performance tonight was the best I have ever seen in Kendal and on par, in many ways better, than some of the more prestigious performances. What made it special was not just the performance, by the […]