A Journey to the Stars

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

Mote Hall, Maidstone

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Join Maidstone Wind Symphony and young performers and instrumentalists on a spectacular musical exploration of space.

The Festival day is designed to inspire a new generation of musicians and showcase the talents of young people from within the orchestra and other local groups.

The day will also include conducting, composition workshops and an opportunity to play with MWS in the concert finale, Jupiter, plus pre-concert instrument try-outs. Details can be found at the bottom of this page along with ticket prices.

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





Concert Programme

Sprach Zarathustra | Richard Strauss

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

Soaring | Sean O’Loughlin (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 ‘A Journey to the Stars’.

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 winners’ 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.

Come and Play with MWS - maximum 20 spaces

Join MWS in the concert finale performance of Jupiter. Open to woodwind, brass and percussionists grade 3+. Appropriate parts will be provided to suit playing level of participants. Rehearsal on concert day 12pm-12.30pm

Conducting workshop - maximum 16 spaces

Your chance to conduct members of the band under the expert tuition of our Music Director and Assistant Music Director. 12:30pm-1.30pm (participants will be allocated a 30 minute time slot). Ages 9-18.

Composition masterclass - maximum 20 spaces

Lead by composer Stephen Richardson and teachers from within MWS. Bring along any instrument and help compose a group piece inspired by space to be performed in the concert! 12.45pm-2.15pm. 


Tickets (available soon)

Adult (standard) - Ł10 in advance 

Concession (over 65) - Ł8 in advance 

Children aged 5-18 - Ł5 in advance

Under 5 - free

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Join Maidstone Wind Symphony and young performers and instrumentalists on a spectacular musical exploration of space.

The Festival day is designed to inspire a new generation of musicians and showcase the talents of young people from within the orchestra and other local groups.

The day will also include conducting, composition workshops and an opportunity to play with MWS in the concert finale, Jupiter, plus pre-concert instrument try-outs. Details can be found at the bottom of this page along with ticket prices.

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





Concert Programme

Sprach Zarathustra | Richard Strauss

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

Soaring | Sean O’Loughlin (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 ‘A Journey to the Stars’.

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 winners’ 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.

Come and Play with MWS - maximum 20 spaces

Join MWS in the concert finale performance of Jupiter. Open to woodwind, brass and percussionists grade 3+. Appropriate parts will be provided to suit playing level of participants. Rehearsal on concert day 12pm-12.30pm

Conducting workshop - maximum 16 spaces

Your chance to conduct members of the band under the expert tuition of our Music Director and Assistant Music Director. 12:30pm-1.30pm (participants will be allocated a 30 minute time slot). Ages 9-18.

Composition masterclass - maximum 20 spaces

Lead by composer Stephen Richardson and teachers from within MWS. Bring along any instrument and help compose a group piece inspired by space to be performed in the concert! 12.45pm-2.15pm. 


Tickets (available soon)

Adult (standard) - Ł10 in advance 

Concession (over 65) - Ł8 in advance 

Children aged 5-18 - Ł5 in advance

Under 5 - free

Mote Hall, Maidstone

Maidstone Leisure Centre
Mote Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 7RN

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.

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