Ulverston International Music Festival – Festival highlights

Tuesday 4 June 12.30pm Nicholas Daniel & Huw Watkins
Nicholas Daniel is regarded as one of the world’s greatest oboist. In this performance he is joined by his frequent collaborator Huw Watkins who is equally highly regarded as a pianist and composer. The programme ranges from a Mozart Sonata for Oboe in F major to ‘Monata Taylor’s Blues’ by Matthews.

Thursday 6 June 7.30pm Anthony Hewitt and Friends – French Impressions
This is a celebration of French Chamber Music on the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy It includes a gorgeous programme of works by Debussy, Fauré and lesser known Cancan & D’Indy. Be drawn into the experience of an evening with friends palpably enjoying playing together.

Friday 7 June 1pm Knowing Your Place – Ideas of the North in Words & Music.
Jess Dandy, Neil Curry & Anthony Hewitt
Join the performers at 11.30am for an informal, introductory talk which will conclude with a Q & A.
This unique programme is a rich tapestry of the ways in which people have interacted with the North over the last two millennia – creatively, industrially, spiritually, practical ticvally. It will invite the audience to consider how we too might come to know our place. With words and music by Neil Curry, Norman Nicholson, Edvard Grieg, Hildegard of Bingen and Joel Rust.

Friday 7 June 7.30pm Jazz Night – Dave Bristow Quintet.
For Jazz afficiandos who like their jazz more gentle and subtle, without the ear-splitting decibel levels that often accompany contemporary groups – this is for you. To quote Anthony Hewitt, pianist & Festival Director: ‘The blend and balance of sound is glorious, the most refined jazz sound I have heard in a long time. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were listening to Bach.’

Saturday 8 June 7.00pm Royal Northern Sinfonia
The Festival is delighted to welcome back the Royal Northern Sinfonia, arguably currently the best chamber orchestra in Britain. This performance includes two concertos – Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, which has been described as both sensitive and witty, with Anthony Hewitt pianist. And Saint Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, considered t be one of the finest cello concertos ever written, with cellist Maja Bogdanović. The concert ends with a symphonic flourish – with a performsnce of Beethovan’s Symphony No. 7

For information on all events visit – ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk
To book – thecoro.co.uk/uimf

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