Jess will perform “The Celtic” – a concert for soprano saxophone and string orchestra – by Dave Heath with the Lakeland Sinfonia.
“The Society started out as the Kendal Chamber Orchestra, which played in Kendal Parish Church and Kendal Town Hall. The orchestra was renamed the Lakeland Sinfonia, and its series of concerts, augmented by other orchestras, notably the Northern Sinfonia, proved to be very popular. The Society held a gala concert in May 1982 at the opening of the Kendal Leisure Centre, and concerts have been in the Westmorland Hall there ever since.
The BBC Philharmonic came for the first time in 1984, and their concerts were broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Nowadays the orchestra still records its concerts in the Westmorland Hall for future broadcasting. The Hallé first played for us in 1989.
Many well-known artists have graced our stage, some in the early stages of their careers: Dimitri Alexeev, Imogen Cooper, Emma Johnson, Nigel Kennedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, Christina Ortiz, Maxim Vengerov and Simon Rattle. More recently we have given performing opportunities to Alina Ibragimova, Giovanni Guzzo, Robin Ticciati, Garry Walker, Sam Boden and Elena Urioste, all of whom are now carving out their careers on the international stage.
Over the last three years well-established performers such as Freddy Kempf, Nicola Benedetti, Angela Hewitt, Julian Bliss, Tasmin Little, Andrew Gourlay, Thomas Zehetmair and Sir Mark Elder have all brought great pleasure to our audiences with their expert music-making.
The Lakeland Sinfonia, which is the Society’s own orchestra, plays two of the subscription concerts each season. The players greatly appreciate the opportunity to play with internationally renowned conductors and soloists – such an opportunity is not available elsewhere in the area. The orchestra is managed by Peter Crompton.”
For more information, please follow the link below:
Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Information