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WMSO 50th anniversary Gala concert 11th March'23

Saturday 11th March 2023  at 7pm  (note the earlier start)
at the Baylis Theatre, Braywick leisure centre, Maidenhead SL6 1BN

JANÁČEK Sinfonietta
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
HOLST The Planets

Piano:  Martin James Bartlett 
BBC Young Musician of the year 2014

For our 50th anniversary gala concert we present three masterpieces from the 20th century all written within 8 years of each other, and yet of very contrasting styles.  We are delighted to welcome back Martin James Bartlett to play with us again, after his previous sell out performances in the pre-COVID years.  Rhapsody in Blue is Gershwin's much loved 'concerto' where Jazz and Classical music combine to produce one of the great innovative works of the 20th century.  To start the concert we have Janáček's Sinfonietta, a piece depicting scenes from his home country of Czechoslovakia requiring the use of 23 brass players!  And the ever popular Planets suite by Holst completes the concert, with its musical descriptions of the astrological characters of the planets.

Tickets: £18, £5 (student/child) - all tickets include a programme

A small handling fee will be added to the cost of all tickets to cover our box office costs

WMSO Summer Family concert 2nd July 2023

 Family Concert -  Sunday 2nd July 2023 at 4pm
Sir Bernard Miller Centre, Odney Rd, Cookham SL6 9SR

Vaughan WIlliams - English Folk song suite
Sibelius                 - The Wood Nymph
Grøndahl               - Trombone Concerto
Coates                  - Knightsbridge March
Elgar                     - Enigma variations

Trombone: Thomas Gibbs 

For our family concert of this golden anniversary year, we present a  delightfully varied programme that includes some pieces played during the first year of the orchestra's foundation (Coates & Vaughan Williams) an old favourite we've played many times (Elgar) and a couple of  pieces by Scandanavian composers which we've never played before (Sibelius & Grøndahl).  We're delighted to welcome Thomas Gibbs to play the solo Trombone - he started his musical journey with Berkshire Maestros and is now professionally established as both a soloist on multiple brass instruments as well as a composer with awards from the BBC Proms, the Royal Philharmonic Society and Wigmore Hall.

Tickets: £18, £5 (student/child) - all tickets include a programme

A small handling fee will be added to the cost of all tickets to cover our box office costs