News and Updates March – April – May 2022

At last some more concerts! On Saturday March 5th at 7.30pm at St. John’s Keswick Sophie Rosa, violin, and Ian Buckle, piano, young and dynamic musicians with a growing reputation, will play a very varied programme for violin and piano duo: sonatas by Schumann, Beethoven (The Spring), and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov – and, at its centre, a selection of pieces by English composers. 

We look forward very much to seeing our members again. Tickets (£15) can be bought at Bookends or on the door (correct change much appreciated!). Covid restrictions will be relaxed by then, but we hope that by showing consideration we can enable everyone to feel comfortable.

Then, briefly, the following month, on April 23rd, the wind ensemble Festivo Winds will be performing, also at St. John’s, and in May we will at last be back at Theatre by the Lake for an unusual (for us) concert, for which tickets will soon be on sale from the Box Office. We will present an evening of Opera Highlights at the Theatre, informally staged to make a narrative that connects the music, performed by four world-class singers and five fine chamber musicians. The evening includes arias and ensembles by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Bernstein with some other surprises and unusual gems. 

We hope that by early summer we will be able to restart our Membership Scheme.