Countdown to Ulverston International Music Festival’s more than classical 20th Anniversary programme

Countdown to Ulverston International Music Festival’s more than classical 20th Anniversary programme

For our 20th anniversary there is a feast of ‘more than classical’ concerts. With venues in Ulverston, Barsdea, Swarthmoor, Coniston, Levens, Cartmel and Grange. With twenty-four performances, covering a wide range of musical styles and genres, over ten days, there’s much to choose from. Headlines from the festival include:

The Royal Northern Sinfonia – arguably Britain’s best chamber orchestra – with Anthony Hewitt, internally-renowned classical pianist and the Festival’s Director, in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.17 in G major. The remarkable cellist Maja Bogdanović is soloist in Saint Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and the evening will end with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.

For our jazz night Paris-based jazz pianist and composer Dave Bristow – who is emerging as one of the most original and talented jazz musicians in Europe – appears with The Dave Bristow Quintet.

Alberto Mesirca


For nature lovers, try ‘Ode to Hoad’ a performance inside the Sir John Barrow Monument at the top of the Hoad followed by an Italian themed gourmet lunch & guitar recital at BASE.

French Impressions celebrates French chamber music. Expect a gorgeous programme of Debussy, Fauré and lesser-known composers D’Indy and Sancan. Performed by Anthony Hewitt and friends.

A performance rooted in Northerness – Knowing Your Place: Ideas of the North in Words & Music – with locally born & bred and extraordinarily talented singer Jess Dandy, pianist Anthony Hewitt and poet Neil Curry.

Ukulele at the Coro, with the ever popular and unforgettable The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

Tango which, this year will be a fitting finale with its nostalgic melodies accompanied by tea and scones. Dancers Letitia Wilkinson & Andes Sosa will enhance the spectacle. Bring your dancing shoes!

For details on all events visit or pick up a brochure at The Coro or in your local shop.

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31 May –  9th June


The Coro, Ulverston Parish Church, Holy Trinity Church Bardsea and The Roxy

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