14 February 2019
The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019 !
Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.
A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!
Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.
The Venue, Walton High
Friday 5th October 2018
Conductor: Damian Iorio
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations
Soloist: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
C.P.E. Bach - Symphony in D major
Haydn - Symphony No. 94 Surprise
Since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016 Sheku Kaneh-Mason’s career has taken off big time. His debut recording, Inspiration¸ released in February 2018, leapt into the classical charts; his solo performance at the Royal Wedding in May attracted the highest praise from those who were there and from millions of television viewers worldwide; and in June he won two Classic Brit awards – male artist of the year and the critics’ choice. We are thrilled to welcome Sheku to Milton Keynes.
Richard Wagner surprised his wife with the first performance of the Siegfried Idyll on her birthday on Christmas day 1870. Haydn’s 94th Symphony is known as the Surprise for good reason. And J.S Bach’s son’s Symphony will come as a very pleasant surprise to all who don’t already know it.
During this concert the MK Community Foundation will present the Christopher Hopkinson Memorial Bursary to the winner of their 2019 award for musical excellence. MKCO is delighted to partner MK Community Foundation to find a talented winner.
Friday 2nd November 2018
Conductor: Damian Iorio
Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
The Lark Ascending is undoubtedly one of the most popular pieces in the classical repertoire. Vaughan Williams is said to have composed it while watching British troops embarking for France at the start of World War 1, so it is fitting that its meditational qualities shouldoccupy our senses as the centenary of the end of that war is commemorated.
To perform The Lark Ascending and play Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo capriccioso we welcome the young Korean violinist Yoon-Hee Kim, a fast-rising star.
The programme concludes with Beethoven’s 7th symphony. Popular since its first performance in 1813 it features, to memorable effect, on the soundtrack of the 2010 film The King’s Speech.