EVENT RESCHEDULED: A Journey to the Stars
3rd October 2020, 15:30 - 17:00
Let’s take a musical journey to the stars…
Join us for an intergalactic sound adventure that the whole family will enjoy.
Hear some of your favourite space-themed musical pieces, including Star Wars and The Planets.
Try an instrument for the first time, learn how to conduct, or experience performing with a large wind orchestraDiscover more about space, plus new music you'll never have heard before.
The festival day is designed to inspire a new generation of musicians and showcase the talents of young people from within Maidstone Wind Symphony and other local groups.
In addition to the concert, there will be a conducting workshops, an opportunity to play with MWS in the concert finale, Jupiter, plus pre-concert instrument try-outs and a space-themed display by the Mid-Kent Astronomical Society. Details can be found at the bottom of this page along with ticket prices.
This concert is kindly supported by Maidstone Borough Council.
Roger Graham | Conductor
Joseph Pickard | Trumpet
Thomas Hall | Euphonium
Stephen Richardson | Guitar
Also Sprach Zarathustra | Richard Strauss
Godspeed | Stephen Melillo
Ascension | Tom Davoren (featuring Thomas Hall/Joseph Pickard)
Soaring | Sean O’Loughlin (featuring Joseph Pickard)
Mars | Gustav Holst
Metaphysical Flux | Stephen Richardson
Moon Dance from New World Dances | Martin Ellerby
Star Wars | John Williams arr Johan de Meij
Mother Earth | David Maslanka
Jupiter | Gustav Holst
Workshops must be booked in advance (when purchasing tickets), numbers are limited for each workshop as mentioned below. Please note there is no need to book for the pre-concert instrument try outs.
Come and Play with MWS - maximum 20 spaces
Experience what it’s like to play live music with Maidstone Wind Symphony by joining us on stage for the concert finale performance of Jupiter from The Planets. Open to grade 3+ woodwind, brass and percussionists. We will provide parts to suit your playing level. Anyone taking part will need to join us for a rehearsal on concert day from 12pm-12.30pm, before performing in the second half of the concert. Appropriate parts will be provided to suit playing level of participants.
Conducting workshop - maximum 16 spaces
Ever wondered what it’s like to pick up a baton? We’re inviting people aged 9 and over to try your hand at conducting! Our Music Director will be on-hand to give you some top tips as you conduct a small, live musical ensemble. 12:30pm-1.30pm (participants will be allocated a 30 minute time slot). Ages 9+
If you purchased tickets for 28 March your tickets are still valid for 3rd October.
Family (two adults and two children) - £25
Adult (standard) - £10
Concession (over 65) - £8
Children aged 5-18 - £5
Under 5 - free
Mote Hall, Maidstone
Maidstone Leisure Centre
Mote Hall is Maidstone’s largest concert venue and is situated within Maidstone Leisure Centre.
Transport and Parking: Maidstone Leisure Centre is situated to the south of Maidstone town centre, a 15-20 minute walk from the town’s two train stations.It offers amply free parking but you need to register your car inside upon arrival if you are staying more than three hours.
Toilets: Mote Hall has toilets located close to the hall entrance.
Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible.