|Contact||By telephone on 07932 143 748 or by clicking on the blue bird to send an e-mail.She is also at most coffee mornings on Wednesdays 10.00am to 11.00am|
|Venue||Birmingham Symphony Hall|
We are now taking bookings for our next trip to Symphony Hall on Thursday 14th May 2020.
This is a special concert to celebrate the centenary of the CBSO. It will be conducted by Mirga Grazyinte-Tyla, who is a joy to watch in addition to producing fabulous music with the orchestra.
The programme is: Holst: The Perfect Fool (ballet suite) Ades: Angel Symphony (Commissioned for CBSO Centenary) Holst: The Planets (first heard in Birmingham 100 years ago) The coach will leave Uttoxeter (Tesco bus stop) at 10.30 a.m., returning by about 6.15pm (depending on traffic in Birmingham.)
The concert starts at 2.15pm. There will be plenty of time for lunch before the concert.
To make a definite booking, please pay £35 per person by Wednesday 3rd March 2020, either to me or to Teresa Kinvig at any coffee morning. In addition to our usual seats in the "Choir" area (facing the conductor), I can request seats in the stalls (for a similar price, and of course subject to availability).
We can also include seats in the wheelchair positions.
This is the information about such spaces from the CBSO website:
"Spaces for patrons who need to stay in their wheelchair during the
performance are on the Stalls/Upper Circle levels of Symphony Hall.
Wheelchair spaces and disabled companion tickets must be booked over the
phone by calling 0121 780 3333 or by visiting Symphony Hall in person.
Customers who book a wheelchair space will also only pay £2.50 per ticket
commission for the ticket they purchase and nothing for any free carer ticket."
It may be best, if you want to use the wheelchair spaces, for you to ring Symphony Hall yourself, explaining that you will be travelling with Uttoxeter U3A and would be part of our group booking. There may be questions that I can't answer. I can give you our booking information if it is needed.
The coach company we use has wheelchair accessible coaches and we would make sure we could use one of them before taking your payment!
If anybody would like to be the first Uttoxeter U3A member to take advantage of this facility, perhaps we could work out a suitable admin.procedure between us & with the help of the very helpful Symphony Hall
There may well also be coach seats for those who would like to go shopping, or to visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, or the National Trust's "Back to Backs". Seats on the coach for non-concert goers will be £10. If you don't know Birmingham or would like to know where to go for your lunch, there are several useful downloadable and printable maps on the website: visitbirmingham.com. If you ask in advance, I will try to have copies available on the day or before.
Contact Brenda as above for more information