Music

  • Windsor's Bandstand
    2.00pm Sunday, 17th September 2017
    Quickly becoming an annual tradition, join us around the Bandstand in Alexandra Gardens for an afternoon of music to mark the start of this year’s Festival.
  • Nathan Meltzer with the Philharmonia Orchestra
    7.30pm Tuesday, 19th September 2017
    This year our flagship Waterloo Chamber concert offers a feast of romantic classics and young talent. Under the direction of Michael Francis, a British conductor whose star is on the rise, the Philharmonia present a programme of music for which they are renowned.
  • Russian Treasures
    7.30pm Thursday, 21st September 2017
    The Eastern Orthodox Churches are associated with a wealth of choral music dating back to the 16th century. Tenebrae are one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for their passion and precision.
  • Peter and the Wolf
    2.00pm Friday, 22nd September 2017
    This delightful afternoon children’s concert will bring young people face to face with all the characters from Prokofiev’s colourful Peter and the Wolf.
  • Hackney Colliery Band
    8.00pm Friday, 22nd September 2017
    Part of the great appeal of Hackney Colliery Band lies in their diverse set list. Taking their cues from the worlds of contemporary rock and electronica, jazz and global brass, they switch between high energy and moody introspection, from cutting edge jazz to dancefloor rave.
  • Jazz at the Brewery
    8.00pm Saturday, 23rd September 2017
    Multi-award winning saxophonist Simon Spillett (BBC Jazz Awards, British Jazz Awards) brings his barnstorming quartet to the Festival for an evening of ‘classic’ modern jazz, drawing on the repertoire of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes.
  • A Song for Peace: A concert of Music and Poetry on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele
    7.30pm Sunday, 24th September 2017
    In the tranquillity of one of Windsor’s beautiful, but lesser-known churches, vocal ensemble Voci present this concert of choral pieces, recitations and organ music, played on the recently renovated J W Walker 1875 organ.
  • Hallelujah!
    7.30pm Monday, 25th September 2017
    Celebrating the great composers of the early English Choral tradition, this programme of music by Handel and Purcell sees The Choir of St George’s Chapel joined by a period instrument ensemble.
  • Eton Boys' Concert
    8.15pm Thursday, 28th September 2017
    The Eton Boys’ Concert, set in the handsome surroundings of Eton College School Hall, continues the Festival’s close relationship with the school’s thriving music department.
  • Piano Recital with Daniel Kharitonov
    7.30pm Friday, 29th September 2017
    Daniel Kharitonov has attracted attention as an ambitious and undeniably talented young pianist. Born in the Russian Far East, he emerged at the very top of the Tchaikovsky International Competition in 2015 aged just 16 years old.
  • Schools' Coffee Concert
    11.00am Saturday, 30th September 2017
    A regular feature of Windsor Festival programmes in recent years, this year's Schools’ Coffee Concert will consist of a mix of choral, instrumental, ensemble and solo items.
  • The Creation
    7.30pm Saturday, 30th September 2017
    Established in 1837, when William IV was on the throne, Windsor and Eton Choral Society are one of the 10 oldest choral societies in the country. Supported by fine soloists and the internationally in demand Brandenburg Sinfonia, here they present Haydn’s supreme setting of the story of the Creation.
  • La Boheme
    7.30pm Thursday, 21st September 2017
    Maidenhead Music Society present Barefoot Opera Company’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme, an opera where youth, joie de vivre and passion are depicted struggling against the hard, dark city.