A Night of Celebrations A large, and entranced, audience, went to listen to Keswick Music Society’s presentation of Wild Art’s Opera Evening at the Theatre on the Lake on Saturday.  Wild Art’s opening concert for the season, this was also their ‘First Night’ to celebrate the glad news received, just two days earlier, that the […]

On Saturday March 5th, an enthusiastic audience came to listen to Keswick Music Society’s first concert of their Spring 2022 programme at St. John’s Church. Sophie Rosa, violin, and Ian Buckle, piano, are young and dynamic players based in Manchester. Both have varied and distinguished careers as soloists and chamber musicians, and they offered a

The centrepiece of the concert was Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 3 which was first performed just after the composer’s death in 1976. Hearing a live chamber music performance again after so long was as emotional as it was therapeutic; this programme was chillingly appropriate in view of the pandemic we are enduring. Cellist Felix

A happy and enthusiastic audience of members of Keswick Music Society and friends gathered at St. John’s Church Keswick on Saturday evening for their first live post-Covid concert. Ever since lockdown in 2020 brought an end to that concert season, various attempts to arrange concerts had been made, only to be overtaken by spikes of

“The Brandenburg Seasons” A powdered wig and a Musical Saw! On Sunday night, Storm Dennis blew Johann Sebastian Bach’s best wig away.Dutch violinist, Tim Kliphuis, and his Trio snatched hold of one of the Brandenberg Concertos and with a few confident chords they were off on a fantastical, kaleidoscopic musical journey, mixing styles, mixing rhythms,

On Wednesday February 12th a full house of parents and siblings were treated to a most enjoyable evening – a concert given by the young musicians of Keswick with the support of the Keswick Music society. Pupils in an age range from Junior schools to Keswick School produced a really impressive programme of instrumental and

An appreciative audience at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake was treated to a lovely concert last Sunday by the brilliant young saxophone player Jonathan Radford and his gifted accompanist Ashley Fripp on the piano, a combination of instruments that doesn’t readily come to mind in the classical sphere, but we needn’t have worried.From the first

A large and appreciative audience at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake was treated to a delightful concert last Sunday by the all-woman, five-guitar ensemble, Gitarrissima of Vienna. Wearing glorious scarlet and playing three normal-sized guitars, one smaller octave guitar and one larger classical bass guitar this was a programme of joyful music-making for the Christmas

A large and appreciative audience at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake was treated to a lovely concert last Sunday by the Pelleas Ensemble. Comprising Luba Tunnicliffe (Viola); Oliver Wass (Harp) and Henry Roberts (Flute), this was music-making of very high quality indeed. The varied and thoughtful programme gave each of the musicians the opportunity to

A large and enthusiastic audience were delighted by the programme of piano music given by Katya Apekisheva in the Theatre by the Lake for Keswick Music Society last Sunday evening. A varied programme of contrasting works enabled Katya to exhibit her considerable technical keyboard skills as well as to display a wide range of dynamics