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The Barber of Seville

Maidenhead Music Society presents Barefoot Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, directed by Jenny Miller.

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with the ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, the young singers will delight you with their style and enthusiasm.

Rossini’s music has been compared to ‘the best champagne’, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina tries to manoeuvre her way out of her scheming guardian’s advances and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

WHY? New opera singers impress with their talents / New opera singers impress in Rossini’s comic masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre

£17, MMS members £12
£5 Under 18s or up to two free with an adult ticket

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Die Fledermaus

Windsor and Eton Opera bring a special opportunity to revel in this fully costumed with orchestra, light hearted Opera Die Fledermaus. Thoroughly

Thoroughly high-spirited, with numerous waltz and polka themes. Packed with philandering, comic deceits, a farce of fun and greatly enjoyed music, including the aria aptly called Laughing Song.

WHY? First performed in 1874, the opera continues to be an audience pleaser right into the 21st century

Courtyard Theatre

Presented by Windsor and Eton Opera.


Summer Recital Series: 3

Yehuda Inbar (piano)

To include
Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op.77
Brahms 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119
Schubert Sonata in A, D.959

In last year’s Summer Recital Series, Yehuda Inbar deputised at the last moment and gave an exquisite recital, so we are delighted to welcome him back and in repertoire to which he offers such insight.

WHY? By turns dramatic, song-like and soul-searching, the Schubert Sonata promises to be one of the outstanding experiences in the series

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)


Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K..370
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op.17
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The final recital in the Summer Series continues the Schubert theme with a rare chance to hear Auf dem Strom, an extended song with horn obligato.

WHY? Mozart’s eloquent oboe quartet opens the programme, which ends with perhaps the greatest of all piano quintets

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)


The Pelleas Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Bax Elegiac Trio

Andy Scott Sonata for Flute and Harp

Vieuxtemps Capriccio for solo viola

Ibert Deux Interludes

Couperin Trio Sonata selections

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin arr. J Morlock

A rare opportunity to hear flute, viola and harp playing together. Formed in 2011, The Pelleas Ensemble have won numerous prizes including both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields competition in 2016. They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. Playing with ‘verve and polish’ (The Times) they recently won a Royal Philharmonic award.

Why? Magical music with a unique sound from this special trio

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS members £10)
£5 under 18s or up to two free tickets with an adult ticket


ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Encore screening.

A new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him - with her own ulterior purpose in mind.

Why? Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre


The Wihan String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn Quartet in G, Op.54, No.1

Josef Suk String Quartet No.1 in B flat Op. 11

Janacek String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as: ‘one of the best quartets in the world today.’ Celebrated for over 30 years, it has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of music of its Czech heritage, and of the many masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

The Quartet’s recording of Dvorak Op.105 was chosen as ‘Recording of the Year’ by MusicWeb International. BBC Music Magazine said of their Dvorak Op.61 recording: ‘This is the finest recorded performance I have encountered to date’.

‘This is playing of the highest quality’ The Sunday Times

WHY? Listen to Czech masters of the string quartet

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