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Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Classical Music in the beautiful ambience of the Lake District makes the Summer Music Festival very special. The Classical Music Festival has an International standing and visitors flock to the Lakes every August for these delights.

The Summer Music Festival is performed in interesting & unique venues throughout the Lake District including Keswick's Theatre by the Lake Keswick, Kendal Town Hall, Storyteller's Garden Grasmere as well as the Parish Churches of Kendal, Ambleside, Grasmere, Rydal, Kirkby Lonsdale & Hawkshead. In addition, there are summer music recitals in St Martin's Church Bowness, St Mary's Church Windermere , Penrith Methodist Church, Carver Church Windermere & the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. A veritable Festival feast of classical music throughout the summer in the Lake District's beautiful churches!

There is a summer school associated with the International Music Festival which is one of the great training grounds for young musicians.

The International Festival has been held every August since 1984. The summer festival is now one of the top classical music festivals in the United Kingdom, attracting world class musicians. In 2007 The Independent on Sunday rated the Lake District Summer Music Festival as the third best classical music festival in the United Kingdom. A high accolade indeed.

For the music & Lake District lover, the International Summer Music Festival really does deliver the goods!


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