Musical charm and humour with a seasonal twist.
Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor is joined by silver voiced songstress and mando-bass maestro, Hilary James. Expect a fresh look at some familiar favourites alongside mandolin classics, lively fiddle tunes, beautiful French carols, traditional songs, original settings of poems and the silliest of seasonal sing-alongs.
WHY? ‘A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour’ The Guardian
£14 (£12 conc)
Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Tuesday).
With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, The Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas entertainment.
WHY? Featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music - the most recognisable of all ballet scores
Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style setting of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm.
In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Piers Green (alto and tenor sax), Robin Aspland (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).
WHY? ‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)
Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!
Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!
Age guidance 12+ years.
WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor
£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after
The annual sell out concert returns for a 17th year.
Charpentier March (Te Deum)
Telemann Concerto grosso in B flat
Vivaldi Concerto in C for 2 trumpets
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.6
Handel Overture: Hercules
Vivaldi Concerto in D for 2 violins and 2 cellos
Bach Suite No.3 in D
WHY? Including works by Handel, Vivaldi and J S Bach
£18 (£16.50 conc), (£5 under 16s)
The international icon Peter King is one of the greatest ever jazz saxophonists. Forming a sax duet on the night, the challenger is the extraordinary multi-reedist Simon Allen. Supported by one of the acknowledged best rhythm sections in the UK: Alex Hutton (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
WHY? A rare treat for all devotees of this consummate musician to hear his jazz sets of exceptional quality in this intimate club style setting
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)
Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.
Haydn Opus 63 no. 5
Mendelssohn Opus 44 no. 2
Debussy String quartet
This new young string quartet won the prestigious Amadeus prize in 2016 and has played across the UK and internationally.
WHY? Come and hear three great works of the quartet repertoire played by four young women from four different countries
£15, £10 MMS members (£5 under 18s, free with an adult)
Led by Richard Lee.
Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn.
These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.
Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£45 per 6 week course
Suitable for 18+ years
Sing • Dance • Play
We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.
Suitable for ages 0-5 years.
Wednesdays (exc 25 Oct)
10am – 11am
£5 | £4 siblings
Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months.