It's back for another year!
"I am delighted to be able to introduce you to the 2021 festival given the extraordinary restrictions we have all had to endure. Your safety has been paramount in our planning so you can experience rejuvenating, live music in total comfort.
And so to the music!
This year we celebrate the life and work of William Walton through chamber music, song, and talks culminating in a festival finale...."
Stephen Threlfall - Artistic Director
The Program of events! - Please check with the LDSM website for any updates to the below events.
These are a few of our picks, but please check the website for a complete list of all performances.
Friday 30th July 7.30 pm - Ambleside Parish Church
Steven Osborne - Piano
Award-winning pianist Steven Osborne opens the festival in a special programme of piano masterworks in celebration of the founder of the LDSM and his mentor Renna Kellaway MBE.
Saturday 31st July 7.30pm - St Thomas Church Kendal
Manchester Collective with James Mayhew
This ground-breaking concert combines music and visual art. Celebrated artist James Mayhew creates a visual response to Schoenberg's atmospheric Transfigured Night, exemplifying the bold approach of Manchester Collective for a brand new and immersive concert experience.
Tuesday 3rd August 10am - Hawkshead Market Hall
Come and Play with Robert Cohen
Inspiration for Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, the enchanting village of Hawkshead hosts a day of activities starting with an opportunity for local string players to work with acclaimed cellist Robert Cohen.
There is so much going on and of course they are all trying to be as covid secure as possible, please ensure you book the event you wish to attend.