The opening concert of Ulverston International Music Festival offers a tonic for the past 18 months.Chamber music has always been at the heart of Ulverston International Music Festival. Close-up collaboration with a group of musicians is one of the most important aspects of music-making and one of the most enjoyable for audiences to watch. It ... Read more
This calendar features events in Ulverston and other towns and villages in South Cumbria, including Barrow, Dalton, Cartmel, Millom, and Bowness. Please check the location details of each event before making plans to attend. You may need a car or other form of transport in order to get to the event.
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Go on a glittering musical tour of Broadway and the West End with hits from your favourite musicals and the Great American Songbook.Pianist Anthony Hewitt and soprano Stevie Jennings-Adams are your guides, with showstoppers from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera sitting alongside classic numbers from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and ... Read more
Celebrate the centenary of Astor Piazzolla, the legendary Argentine composer and bandoneón player who revolutionized the traditional tango.Ulverston International Music Festival favourite Eduardo Garcia returns with his bandoneón to lead this tribute to the great man, playing Piazzolla classics including Adios Nonino - written after his father died, Libertango, Milonga del Angel, and the hauntingly ... Read more
Enjoy a lunchtime recital from the Belarusian pianist exploring connections between the music of Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, and Scriabin.Olga Stezhko explores the four-way influence of Beethoven on the early romantic era’s torchbearers in Chopin and Debussy; and in turn on Russian composer Scriabin.Scriabin’s late piano sonata, No. 8, delves into the deeply mystical, stirring up ... Read more
The man Chick Corea called an original, creative genius brings his brilliant jazz trio to Ulverston International Music Festival.Gwilym Simcock has carved out a career as one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers in Europe. Moving effortlessly between jazz and classical music, his influences are wide-ranging: from jazz legends Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, ... Read more
Enjoy the romanticism of Schumann and Chopin and the modernism of Shostakovich in a lunchtime recital from this up-and-coming young cellist.Winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artist Trust, Azerbaijan-born cellist Jamal Aliyev studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Thomas Carroll and is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the finest cellists ... Read more
Luxuriate in the richness of Richard Strauss’s gorgeous Four Last Songs, sung by Barrow’s own international star contralto.Jess Dandy has been taking the classical music world by storm in recent years, making her debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York with John Eliot Gardiner and as a soloist in the BBC First Night of the ... Read more
Pair morning coffee with the delicate sounds of the guitar, with arrangements of violin and cello masterpieces alongside exquisite Bach.Singaporean guitarist Kevin Loh is an artist of rare sensitivity and insight, who performs traditional classical repertoire with intense emotional depth. His programme will include arrangements of Bach’s suites and monumental landmarks of the violin and ... Read more
Prepare to be captivated as the Welsh ‘Queen of Harps’ and Senegalese kora-master bring together two distinctive musical traditions.Catrin Finch took a Welsh tradition and renewed it for the 21st century, earning her the moniker ‘Queen of Harps’ along the way. Seckou Keita, meanwhile, is the most charismatic – and captivating – kora player of ... Read more
English Touring Opera present an evening of delirious highs and savage lows in a magical, chivalric romance from Britain’s Baroque master.Handel’s opera Amadigi is one of his finest, though rarely performed. Based on a chivalric romance about three young people imprisoned by a sorceress, Handel’s version is brimming with youthful vigour, humour and tears. The ... Read more
Laugh along with four award-winning, Edinburgh Festival-storming, primetime TV-smashing, rib-splitting, side-tickling, extremely funny acts.The return of Friday Night Live to The Coro features:Andrew Ryan - winner of 'Best New Show' at the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival; support act to John Bishop; featured on Russell Howard's Good News ; 'going to be a huge star' (TimeOut).MC ... Read more
Take a nostalgic and fun-packed musical journey back to the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties.Sing and dance along to the music of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more, performed by a cast of leading performers in ... Read more
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