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Guys and Dolls

February 2015
7.30pm
 
All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; and Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time, and the stage is set for this year’s Walton High production. 
 
What’s playing at the Roxy? Find out in February 2015 as Walton High brings you it’s unique twist on the classic musical ‘Guys and Dolls’.
 
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Tuesday February 3rd 7.30pm                buy.fw
 
Wednesday February 4th 7.30pm            buy.fw
 
Friday February 6th 7.30pm                    buy.fw
 
 
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The Venue MK

The Venue is the newest addition to performing arts and theatre in Milton Keynes. Situated in the South East of Milton Keynes near Central Milton Keynes, and close to the M1, The Venue is set to become a landmark within Milton Keynes and the surrounding area, supporting both community, professional and corporate use. 

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Milton Keynes City Orchestra

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The Venue is thrilled to welcome back the Milton Keynes City Orchestra for another exciting season. Featuring a stunning mix of musicians, conductors and soloists presenting the finest orchestral music in the city, these are events not to be missed! Under the leadership of new Music Director Damian Iorio the Orchestra presents a season featuring much loved pieces from composers including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

 

jamie walton 1Thursday November 6 2014

7.30pm 

Conductor Damian Iorio

Soloist Jamie Walton

Under the baton of Damian Iorio MKCO introduce Jamie Walton to thrill you with a performance of Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto.

Jamie Walton is a ‘cellist of outstanding performance ability, combining warmth of tone with a technical command that reaches dazzling proportions. He is a musician of great integrity whose performances give great pleasure and although still young he has already been compared by reviewers to great ‘cellists of past times, with his distinctive sound and clean interpretations marking him out as a true individualist. Jamie plays on a Guarneri instrument, dated 1712. 

 Haydn - Symphony 99

Saint-Seans - Cello Concerto

Mozart - Jupiter Symphony 

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DSC 4125Saturday 7 March 2015

7.30pm 

Conductor - Sian Edwards

It is a huge delight to welcome back Sian Edwards to conduct a very special concert performed on National Women’s Day and designed to recognise the huge talent of women involved in classical music today.

Sian has chosen a delightful repertoire, including guest soloists to perform beautiful arias by Mozart. There will be more than a few surprises as MKCO and the Milton Keynes Community Foundation partner for this concert, creating a night to remember for everyone to enjoy. 

Mozart - Symphony No 38 (Prague)

Mozart - Selection of arias

Wagner - Siegfried Idyll

Schubert - Symphony No 3

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Damian202018Tuesday 14th April 2015

7.30pm 

Conductor - Damian Iorio

Soloist - The Yamaha Musi Foundation of Europe Winner

 There is another surprise in store for concert goers in the third concert at The Venue this season. Quite apart from the joy of listening to Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, MKCO has partnered with Yamaha to showcase the work of the winner of their 2015 scholarship. The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe winner will be announced at the Royal Academy of Music in February 2015 and Damian Iorio will assist in the judging and choose a piece of music for the winner to perform in our concert, on their particular instrument from the woodwind or brass family. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience and support the progression of a blossoming music career. 

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

Concerto - To be announced

Beethoven - 7th Symphony

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NQ4O2808Saturday 16th May 2015

7.30pm 

Conductor - Hilary Davan Wetton

Soloists - Ileana and Gillian Tingay

 Hilary Davan Wetton, Founder and Vice President of Milton Keynes City Orchestra, returns to conduct the orchestra at The Venue. He has chosen a repertoire that not only answers the core music theme of the season but continues to surprise, with Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, not heard in Milton Keynes for well over a decade. Ileana Ruheman and Gillian Tingay work together frequently and this Concerto is a signature piece for them to perform. Both soloists have brilliant careers in their own right and are internationally famous. 

 Haydn - Sympony 88

Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto

Honegger - Pastorale d'Ete

Beethoven - Symphony 4 in B Flat

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