A Journey to the Stars

28 March 2020 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Mote Hall, Maidstone

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Letís take a musical journey to the starsÖ

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 orchestra

Create your own space-themed music with the help of our professional composer.

Discover 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 conducting and composition 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 Astronimical Society. Details can be found at the bottom of this page along with ticket prices.

PLUS Read on for details of a competition to design the concert programme cover. 

This concert is kindly supported by Maidstone Borough Council.




Concert Programme

Roger Graham | Conductor
Joseph Pickard | Trumpet
Thomas Hall | Euphonium
Stephen Richardson | Guitar



Sprach Zarathustra | Richard Strauss

Godspeed | Stephen Melillo

Ascension | Tom Davoren (featuring Thomas Hall/Joseph Pickard)

Soaring | Sean OíLoughlin (featuring Joseph Pickard)

Mars | Gustav Holst

Metaphysical Flux | Stephen Richardson 

Star Wars | John Williams

Mother Earth | David Maslanka

Jupiter | Gustav Holst 

* Programme may be subject to change

Competition to design the programme cover

We want to harness the artistic talents of young people in Maidstone by offering them the chance to design the concert programme cover, to have their artwork exhibited during the concert, and to have their artwork published on the MWS Facebook page.

We are looking for poster-style artwork depicting personal interpretations of a journey to the stars. The artwork must be an original design and not copied. It might feature rockets, planets, stars, extra-terrestrial beings, or whatever else the imagination might conjure! All we ask is that it incorporates the words ĎA Journey to the Starsí.

Designs need to be A4-sized and portrait (upright). Designs can use pencils, pens, paints or digital graphic design, but please no 3D or mixed material designs.

We welcome individual entries as well as mass entries from local schools and other youth organisations.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 28 February. All entrants will receive a 10% discount on concert tickets.

The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or under (as of 28 March 2020). One primary-aged and one secondary-aged winner will be chosen by members of MWS, and the winnersí artwork will be used as the front and back covers of the concert programme.

All entries that meet the brief will also be displayed digitally on a big screen during the concert. 

Download more information and the Entry and Consent Form


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.

Closing date for workshop bookings is Saturday, 7 March 2020.

Come and Play with MWS - maximum 20 spaces

Experience what itís 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 itís like to pick up a baton? Weíre inviting young people aged 9-18 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 9-18.

Composition masterclass - maximum 20 spaces

Get creative and help compose a brand-new piece of space-themed music! Under the guidance of professional composer Stephen Richardson and teachers from within MWS, youíll come up with some spectacular sounds, and the final piece will be performed during the afternoonís concert. Please bring your own instrument along with you. 12.45pm-2.15pm. 


Tickets 

Family (two adults and two children) - £25

Adult (standard) - £10

Concession (over 65) - £8 

Children aged 5-18 - £5 

Under 5 - free

Buy now 

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poster_jpeg

Letís take a musical journey to the starsÖ

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 orchestra

Create your own space-themed music with the help of our professional composer.

Discover 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 conducting and composition 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 Astronimical Society. Details can be found at the bottom of this page along with ticket prices.

PLUS Read on for details of a competition to design the concert programme cover. 

This concert is kindly supported by Maidstone Borough Council.




Concert Programme

Roger Graham | Conductor
Joseph Pickard | Trumpet
Thomas Hall | Euphonium
Stephen Richardson | Guitar



Sprach Zarathustra | Richard Strauss

Godspeed | Stephen Melillo

Ascension | Tom Davoren (featuring Thomas Hall/Joseph Pickard)

Soaring | Sean OíLoughlin (featuring Joseph Pickard)

Mars | Gustav Holst

Metaphysical Flux | Stephen Richardson 

Star Wars | John Williams

Mother Earth | David Maslanka

Jupiter | Gustav Holst 

* Programme may be subject to change

Competition to design the programme cover

We want to harness the artistic talents of young people in Maidstone by offering them the chance to design the concert programme cover, to have their artwork exhibited during the concert, and to have their artwork published on the MWS Facebook page.

We are looking for poster-style artwork depicting personal interpretations of a journey to the stars. The artwork must be an original design and not copied. It might feature rockets, planets, stars, extra-terrestrial beings, or whatever else the imagination might conjure! All we ask is that it incorporates the words ĎA Journey to the Starsí.

Designs need to be A4-sized and portrait (upright). Designs can use pencils, pens, paints or digital graphic design, but please no 3D or mixed material designs.

We welcome individual entries as well as mass entries from local schools and other youth organisations.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 28 February. All entrants will receive a 10% discount on concert tickets.

The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or under (as of 28 March 2020). One primary-aged and one secondary-aged winner will be chosen by members of MWS, and the winnersí artwork will be used as the front and back covers of the concert programme.

All entries that meet the brief will also be displayed digitally on a big screen during the concert. 

Download more information and the Entry and Consent Form


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.

Closing date for workshop bookings is Saturday, 7 March 2020.

Come and Play with MWS - maximum 20 spaces

Experience what itís 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 itís like to pick up a baton? Weíre inviting young people aged 9-18 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 9-18.

Composition masterclass - maximum 20 spaces

Get creative and help compose a brand-new piece of space-themed music! Under the guidance of professional composer Stephen Richardson and teachers from within MWS, youíll come up with some spectacular sounds, and the final piece will be performed during the afternoonís concert. Please bring your own instrument along with you. 12.45pm-2.15pm. 


Tickets 

Family (two adults and two children) - £25

Adult (standard) - £10

Concession (over 65) - £8 

Children aged 5-18 - £5 

Under 5 - free

Buy now 

Mote Hall, Maidstone

Maidstone Leisure Centre
Mote Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 7RN

Mote Hall is Maidstoneís 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 townís 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.

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