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Calendar of Concerts for the 2011-12 season

These are the forthcoming concerts for the 2011-12 season, all concerts taking place in the Market Hall in Appleby.  If you'd like your own copy of the concert dates, as a nice poster to print off and put on your notice board at home, click HERE.


  • Five cracking gigs to look forwards to...      
    3 more new names and 2 firm favourites return for 2011-12.  It's always a difficult balance to attain.  Do we invite old friends back into the fold or bring new ones along to the party that is the North Westmorland arts concert season?  Only one answer - invite them all!
  • Our season opener's this year are the simply dazzling Northern Sinfonia and their Principals Ensemble.  They wowed us last year with some quite exquisite playing and they return to kickstart the new season with a really interesting programme that we know will only serve to underline their reputation once more.  Expect the underlining to be in a really broad-nibbed, indelible felt-tip pen.
  • Next are performers new, not only to our stage, but also to that of the world and they are the rising stars forming within Chethams School of Music in Manchester.  We shall probably all be kept guessing who will appear in front of us on the night as their individual talents are still being moulded and the programme will form in the closing weeks before the concert.  Their students are regular finalists and winners of the BBC Young Musician of the Year.  Could there be a better accolade? 
  • The cold of January will serve up a hot blast of brass from our town's other favourite band, the celebrated, the magnificent, the splendiferous Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band.  We shall squeeze as many of them as we can onto our normally generous stage, but be warned that we may have to open up the balcony - this is always a packed house performance as their fans travel some way to come and hear them.
  • For February's concert, we look to the East.   No, beyond Yorkshire.  To Bulgaria, from where 66% of the Vladigerov Trio originates.  All three are towering individual performers in their own right but they make a fascinating combination of forces on the platform together.  It is probable that we shall seat this concert slightly differently from usual to incorporate the Steinway that has been offered to us for this concert.  Front row seat recommended.
  • Even further East now, to Moscow, for our season's finale, a night with flautist Alena Lugovkina and her accompanist Karim Said.  She won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study under William Bennett (who regular concert-goers will remember from our last season) and has already appeared as soloist with The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and alongside the Berlin Philharmonic's Emmanuel Pahud.  Beautiful tone with an improbable power, incredible technique and a sensuous musicality suggest that Ms Lugovkina is already well on her way to the very top.


At a glance

  • Northern Sinfonia Principals Ensembles
    Sunday 16th October 2011 - 7:30pm £10.00


  • Chethams School of Music - Rising Stars
    Sunday 13th November 2011 - 7:30pm £8.50


  • Yorkshire "Imps" Brass band
    Sunday 29th January 2012 - 7:30pm £10.00


  • The Vladigerov Trio                           Sunday 26th February 2012 - 7:30pm £8.50


  • Alena Lugovkina (Flute) & Pavel Timofejevsky (piano).
  • Sunday 25th March 2012 - 7:30pm  £8.50      


NOTE:  Programme information is often garnered well ahead of a concert and sometimes, as we all know, the best laid plans of mice and men oft gang agley...and so, whilst given in good faith, programmes sometimes do change for a variety of reasons.  If we have prior knowledge, we shall use this website to communicate any such change but the organisers are not able to accept liability for said change if it occurs.