Tarporley & District

Concert Goers

BOOKING FOR THE NEW SEASON IS NOW AVAILABLE

MEMBERS WISHING TO BOOK FOR THE FIVE CONCERTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED (SEPT, OCT, NOV, FEB AND MARCH) MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR CHEQUE IS WITH THE CONVENOR BEFORE 27TH JUNE

General information about the group
Concert Goers started up in May 2018. Any member of T & D U3A is welcome to join the group – there is no limit on the number of members we can take, no fee to join the group and no requirement to attend a fixed number of concerts each year. If you would like to join us, please contact the Group Convenor using the link to the right.
Information about forthcoming concerts is circulated to group members by e-mail and displayed on this web site. E-mails about concerts are NOT sent to those members of T & D U3A who are not actually members of the Concert Goers group.
Members of the group are welcome to suggest concerts that might be of interest – the only proviso being that it should be a performance with the primary focus on live music (not musicals or ballets!)
Transport is arranged for each concert – this will usually be a 36-seater coach. The cost of the transport generally adds about £14 to the discounted price of the ticket
The coach leaves from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm if we are attending a concert in, for example, Liverpool, Manchester or Llandudno. This is to avoid peak time traffic and enable members to have a meal before the performance. If we are going to Clonter, we leave at 4.50 pm in order to arrive about 6 pm, when doors open. Members are also able to board the coach in Kelsall about 10 minutes after our departure from Tarporley
Places may only be secured for a particular concert on receipt of full payment, which should preferably be made by cheque payable to “Tarporley and District U3A”. This may be delivered to the Convenor directly. Alternatively, members can speak to a representative from the group in the Committee Room between 9.45 am and 10.15 am on the day of the monthly meeting

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jul 23rd Don Giovanni - Clonter
Tuesday 23rd July2019
Price £50 (includes seats in rows L or M normally costing £45, return travel by coach and reservation of covered picnic table)
Cheques, made payable to “Tarporley and District U3A”, should be with the convenor by Saturday 30th March.
The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 4.45 pm and will stop to collect members at Kelsall Community Centre at 5 pm.
We will arrive at Conter at 6 pm, when doors open, giving us time to socialise and enjoy our “picnic” before the performance begins at 7.30 pm. There will also be a 30 minute interval. Members will need to bring their own picnic including beverages (alcoholic or otherwise) if desired - a bar will also be available.
Don Giovanni is a bedazzling tragicomedy showcasing the genius of Mozart and Da Ponte at the height of their powers. The Martin Lloyd-Evans production will transport this serial seducer and charismatic anti-hero into the midst of contemporary society to reveal staggering hypocrisy hidden beneath a surface of respectability.
Thu Sep 19th

Thursday 19 September 2019 - £50

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Vasily Petrenko, conductor, in his last season with the Liverpool Phil, opens with a stunning programme:
Dani Howard Coalescence - the World Premiere of a piece commissioned by Liverpool Philharmonic
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 - one of the most popular and recognisable concertos in the classical repertoire played by the incredibly talented pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique – the composer goes crazy with love, and dreams of festive parties, opium hallucinations and a witches’ sabbath. Sounds incredible? It will do, because the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will soon be one of the few orchestras in the world to own a complete set of full-size church bells.
The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Thu Oct 10th

Thursday 10 October 2019 7.30pm - £45

The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No.1
Elgar Symphony No.1
The prospect of Sir Mark conducting Elgar’s First Symphony, a work so deeply associated with the Hallé since its premiere by the Orchestra and Hans Richter in 1908, guarantees a major highlight of the season. Elgar said that at its heart it expressed ‘a wide experience of human life with great charity (love) and a massive hope in the future’. Richter regarded it as ‘the greatest symphony of modern times, and not only in this country’. A French first half combines Debussy’s languid, sensuous evocation of the desires and dreams of a Faun, with Bizet’s first L’Arlésienne Suite, brim full of the melodic gifts that characterise the composer of Carmen.

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included.

Sat Nov 2nd

Saturday 2 November 2019 - £55

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Carmen

Welsh National Opera

No man can resist the charms of opera’s ultimate seductress Carmen. Carefree and spirited she is determined to keep her independence, so when she enchants the soldier, Don José who sacrifices his old life for her, she is unprepared for the events that will evolve. Bored, she turns her attention to the handsome Escamillo, and Don José’s jealousy erupts into a thrilling finale.
Jo Davies’ new production, set in the recent past, will bring all the passion and drama expected of this iconic opera. Bizet’s alluring music, from the famous Toreador Song to Carmen’s provocative Habanera, exposes the emotion of the characters to create a tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Sung in French, with English and Welsh surtitles

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Sun Feb 23rd 2020

23 February 2020 - £35

Theatr Clwyd - Anthony Hopkins Theatre

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

‘Breathtaking’ – The Guardian
‘He commands the stage with aristocratic ease…makes you sigh with joy’ – New York Times
A Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and Classical Brit winner, Grosvenor is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, now internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations.
Programme:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.4 Op.7
Liszt: Ballade No.2
Liszt: Valses oubliées Nos 1 & 2

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.50 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance.

Sun Mar 15th 2020

Sunday 15 March 2020 - £35

Theatr Clwyd - Anthony Hopkins Theatre

Jess Gillam & Zeynep Ozsuca

‘Lustrous tone and winning passion… Jess gave a great show’ – The Times
Saxophone sensation Jess Gillam was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and has featured at the Last Night of The Proms in 2018. She is a regular performer and presenter on BBC radio.
Programme:
Britten: Temporal Variations
Poulenc: Sonata FP184

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.50 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance.

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