Sunday 17th December 2006
The Kew Wind Orchestra returns to the Playhouse with a special concert of seasonal favourites. The band will be joined by a leading West End singer and dancers for this lively 'Winter Wonderland' concert. What better way to start Christmas week?
Venue: Hampton Hill Playhouse, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, TW12 1NY
Tickets: £10, Concs. £9
More info: Hampton Hill Playhouse
Box Office: 07957307370
Sunday 26th November 2006
KWO is looking forward to playing at the 'East Anglia and South East' regional National Concert Band Festival heats. The band is hoping to impress the judges with its performance of Frank Tichelli's jazzy 'Blue Shades' and Martin Ellerby's atmospheric work 'From Kitty Hawk to the Stars'. Next year's NCBF national finals will be held at The Sage, Gateshead, on Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April.
Venue: Colchester Institute Centre for Music & Performing Arts
More info: NCBF
Friday 10th November 2006
KWO will headline the 9th London New Wind Festival in central London. The orchestra will be performing an exciting programme of contemporary classical and new music - including Stephen McNeff's Wasteland Wind Music II, Frank Tichelli's Blue Shades, Martin Ellerby's From Kitty Hawk to the Stars and Malcolm Arnold's English Dances II. Improvisation trombonist Alan Tomlinson, Molten Brass, and the Adrian Northover Sax Quartet will also be performing.
Venue: Regents Hall - 275 Oxford St, W1C 2DJ
Saturday 21st October 2006
The orchestra will be jetting out to Germany to perform a challenging one-hour programme at the International Berlin Wind Music Festival.
Venue: Palais am Funkturm, Berlin
More info: Event Tours
Saturday 19th August 2006
KWO will be performing in the stunning central London setting of St James's Park. The concert includes the world premiere of Sir Malcolm Arnold's 'Four Welsh Dances' in the new version for wind orchestra by Peter Parkes. This premiere performance is part of the celebrations for Sir Malcolm's 85th birthday year.
St James Park is steeped in historical, political and literary associations with magnificent views of Buckingham Palace, the Mall and Horseguards Parade. With a lake harbouring ducks, geese and pe
Venue: St James Park, Westminster
More info: Royal Parks
Sunday 16th July 2006
"A captivating afternoon of music inspired by America, blues and jazz with two of the UK's top amateur wind ensembles."
KWO is delighted to confirm a debut concert with award-winning XBY Concert Band at this stunning central London concert venue. It is the first time that these two acclaimed amateur ensembles have performed side-by-side. The programme includes: Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F; Philip Sparke's Dance Movements and Sunrise at Angel's Gate; plus the London premiere of Michael Omer's Mulhollan
Venue: St John's, Smith Square, Westminster
Tickets: £10, U16s £5
More info: St John's Site
Box Office: 02072221061
Sunday 25th June 2006
KWO will put on an entertaining 'Last night of the Proms' programme for this family-friendly concert. Bring a picnic and the national flag to celebrate the best of British. The programme includes rousing classics such as Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance as well as popular movie arrangements such as John Williams' Star Wars. The annual event, which is organised by the Cole Park Residents Association, also features games and entertainment for children.
Venue: Moormead Park, Twickenham
Saturday 8th April 2006
KWO to perform Phillip Sparke's challenging 'Dance Movements' at the BASBWE National Concert Band Festival finals.
Venue: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow
More info: NCBF
Saturday 4th March 2006
The Kew Wind Orchestra and Kingston Youth Concert Band present a concert of music from the stage and screen including Star Wars, Miss Saigon, Disney, Schindler's List, Guys and Dolls and Austin Powers.
Venue: Kingston Parish Church (All Saints), Market Place, Kingston.
Tickets: £7, Concs. £4
More info: All Saints
Box Office: 01372842938