Concerts 2019-20 season

All concerts are held in the Westmorland Hall at Kendal Leisure Centre. For directions, parking and disability access information VENUE INFORMATION.

For our 2019/20 season we have lined up a constellation of international stars and highlights – five separate orchestras, 22 soloists and conductors, and music written between 1695 to 2013. Can we tempt you with Jess Gillam playing with the Hallé, Handel’s Messiah at Christmas, Beethoven’s 250th birthday, wasps, and a 21st century take on Vivaldi? And of course many more………

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Listed below is a very brief summary of each of our 6 subscription concerts and 2 premium concerts. Drill down to get more information about individual concerts.

Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Lakeland Sinfonia
Saturday 21st March 2020

This is one of our 6 subscription series concerts, and is included within a member’s subscription ticket. Overview: Tonight’s ‘chronological’ concert features Purcell’s, music for ‘Abdelazer’, with one of its melodies famous as the one Benjamin Britten ‘borrowed’ for his ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’. Bach wrote his well-loved Double Violin Concerto somewhere between […]


Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Saturday 25th April 2020

This concert IS NOT INCLUDED in a member’s subscription ticket; YOU MUST BUY A SEPARATE TICKET. It’s embarrasing and stressful to discover your mistake just before the concert starts so please CHECK now. BEETHOVEN: Ah! Perfido, op. 65Haydn: Cello Concerto in CMAHLER: Symphony No. 4 Overview: Making a welcome return to Kendal, the Royal Liverpool […]


Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Saturday 5th October 2019

This is one of our 6 subscription series concerts, and is included within a member’s subscription ticket. COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite BARBER: Adagio for Strings BARBER: Capricorn Concerto PHILIP GLASS: Violin Concerto No. 2 ‘The American Four Seasons’ Overview: Our opening concert has an American theme and includes Copland’s joyous ‘Appalachian Spring’, Barber’s intense ‘Adagio’ […]


Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Saturday November 9th 2019

This is one of our 6 subscription series concerts, and is included within a member’s subscription ticket. Please Note: The second half of this concert has been changed from the works previously advertised in our brochures. It’s still Mozart, however the soloist/conductor Julian Rachlin has decided to amend the programme due to a connected tour […]


Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Lakeland Sinfonia
Saturday 30th November 2019

This is one of our 6 subscription series concerts, and is included within a member’s subscription ticket. Vaughan Williams: The Wasps OvertureGrieg: Piano Concerto, op. 16Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 ‘Winter Day-dreams’, op. 1 For our third concert we welcome our own local orchestra, the much loved and well respected Lakeland Sinfonia. The dark November night will […]


Doors open 5:45pm, no pre-concert talk, EARLY START TIME OF 6:30pm

Dunedin Consort
Saturday December 14th 2019

This is one of our 6 subscription series concerts, and is included within a member’s subscription ticket. NOTE THE EARLY START TIME OF 6:30pm. Handel’s Messiah at Christmas Time Overview: Handel’s ‘Messiah’, a  monumental Baroque masterpiece, laced with so much favourite and well loved music, was composed in just 24 days. 53 assorted arias, choruses […]


Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Hallé
Saturday 18th January 2020

This concert IS NOT INCLUDED in a member’s subscription ticket; YOU MUST BUY A SEPARATE TICKET. It’s embarrasing and stressful to discover your mistake just before the concert starts so please CHECK NOW. SOLD OUT: We do not have any further seats to sell. From time to time people do return tickets to us for […]


Talk 6:30pm Concert 7:30pm

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Saturday 22nd February 2020

This is one of our 6 subscription series concerts, and is included within a member’s subscription ticket. BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8, op. 9BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7, op. 92 Overview: Tonight we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the variety of his works. With an all-Beethoven concert, featuring his 7th Symphony […]