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Chairman Emeritus Marjorie Dymock
Many members and friends of Keswick Music Society will be sad to hear of the death, in early August, of Marjorie Dymock at her home in Homethwaite House in Keswick.
She was familiar to many of us as the Chairman of the Keswick Music Society, which had been started by Joan and Lesley Sparey in 1947. Marjorie joined the Society in its early days, soon after she arrived in Keswick to work for Lord Rochdale, and was soon on the Committee, becoming Hon. Secretary and Vice Chairman and then Chairman until her retirement in 2014. She was a dedicated member of the Committee and her enthusiasm helped to establish classical music in Keswick: it was during her term of office that the Society’s concerts were moved to the Theatre by the Lake and lottery funding for our Steinway piano was allocated. She was keenly involved in the Keswick Young Musicians’ concert over the years.
As Chairman Emeritus she still attended concerts when she could up to last season and was always interested in the programmes and the plans of the Society.
Further details will be found in the Keswick Reminder.
Concerts and Special Performances September & October 2019
(many involve KMS members either performing or as part of the organisation)
Wednesday 11th September - 5.00 pm - Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street, Keswick
More details Alhambra Cinema Keswick
Friday 13th September - 7.30pm - St James Church, Ireby
& Saturday 14th September - 7.30pm - St Margaret’s Church, Wythop
Branwell’s Flute & Hardy’s Hornpipe
With Peter Harrison: flutist, Julia Elliott: presenter
Peter is director of an early music ensemble.
Branwell Bronte and Thomas Hardy were keenly interested in and influenced by music. The concert features music of their times.
Entry £6.00 on the door. Light refreshments.
Further information; 01768772394
Tuesday 17th September - 7.30pm - Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street, Keswick
Rigoletto on the Lake from Bregenz Festival, Austria
More details Alhambra Cinema Keswick
Sunday 22nd September - 7.45 pm - Yewfield, Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0PR
Caroline Pether – violin, Hannah Roberts – cello, Simon Parkin – piano
The duo of Simon Parkin (piano) and Hannah Roberts (cello) has been a frequent and very popular feature of Yewfield concerts for many years. This year they are joined by violinist Caroline Pether to form a piano trio.
~ Programme ~
Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in E flat, Op.1 no.1
Simon Parkin – Piano Trio (1987)
~ Interval ~
Bedrich Smetana – ‘From the Homeland’ (violin and piano)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Vocalise (cello and piano)
Frank Bridge – Melodie (cello and piano)
Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49
This concert is open to all with a collection on the door.
There is a pre-concert supper available at 6.00 p.m. costing £30.00 which includes a donation towards the recital. To book supper, please contact Yewfield preferably no later than a few days before the concert.
Yewfield concerts are held in a country manor house. This provides an exceptional venue, with clear and vivid acoustics in a beautiful room. Yewfield is about a mile along a lane leading northwards at the top of the hill on the B5285 between Coniston and Hawkshead. Directions are on the website (see below). There is parking at the house.
Yewfield, Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0PR. Tel. 015394 36765. Website: www.yewfield.co.uk
Sunday 29th September - 7.30 pm - Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Keswick Music Society
European Union Chamber Orchestra
Alessandro Ruisi Leader/Director
George Todica piano
See KMS next concert page for further details
Saturday 19th October 2019 - 7.00pm - St Andrew's Church, Borrowdale CA12 5XG
Of dreams, Plays and the Sea . . .
Hal Fowler baritone
Derek Harrison piano
Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Quilter: Shakespeare Songs
Fowler/Cooke: Dreams of Longing
Tickets £10 (includes interval glass of wine)
Available from Penny Fowler - pennyfowler@btinternet com
All proceeds in aid of refurbishment of Rosthwaite Village Institute, Borrowdale
See Cockermouth Music Society for details of their concerts
See Penrith Music Club for details of their concerts
See Kendal Midday Concert Club for details of their concerts
See Carlisle Music Society for details of their concerts
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