All members of Farnham U3A are very welcome to join Concert Club which is for people who enjoy listening to live classical music. We organise trips to about eight concerts each year at various venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican in London and the Anvil at Basingstoke. We travel by coach from two pick-up points in Farnham – near the car parks at the Hart and Sainsbury’s Water Lane. For the London trips we try to arrive at the venue about an hour before the concert begins to allow people to have a meal beforehand if they so wish.
The concerts that we choose are intended to cover as wide a spectrum of music as possible – we try to vary the orchestras, venues and repertoire to please as many of our members as we can and they can select as many concerts (or as few) as they like. Please ask us if you require accessible seating – we are sometimes able to offer this.
We hold a coffee morning at the Maltings at the end of each Concert Club year to launch our next year’s programme, to ask for opinions on the current year’s concerts and as a social event.
We warmly welcome new members, so if you would like to join us please let us know your name, U3A number, telephone number and email address (our contact details are below). You will then be added to our mailing list. We invite bookings, normally about two months before each concert, by sending an email with a link to download the booking form.
Please don’t worry if you don’t have email or regular access to computer or printing facilities – if you send us your address we will send the booking forms by post but we ask you to pay a small annual charge (£7) to cover postage and stationery costs.
The organisers are Alison Boydell; Mary Cooper (Tel. 01252 728575); Juliet Evans.
We have a group email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
CONCERT PROGRAMME 2019/20
Wednesday 18 September 2019, 7.30pm at the Barbican
London Symphony Orchestra . Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2. Piano: Emmanuel Ax; Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
This concert is now fully booked. If you would like to be placed on the reserve list, please phone Mary Cooper: 01252 728575
Friday 1 November 2019, 7.30pm at G Live Flanders Symphony Orchestra.
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez
Villa-Lobos: Three Preludes Beethoven: Symphony No. 7.
Guitar: Milos Karadaglic; Conductor: Ilya Maskevich
Wednesday 4 December 2019, 7.45pm at the Anvil
The Sixteen at Christmas Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Harp : Frances Kelly; Conductor: Harry Christophers
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 7.00pm at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3
Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington
Thursday 5 March 2020, 7.45pm at the Purcell Room
Feinstein Ensemble – Handel, Telemann and Bach
Handel: Trio Sonata in B minor for flute, violin & continuo
Op.2 No.1, Sonata in F for violin & continuo
Op.1 No.12, Trio Sonata in F for recorder, violin & continuo
Telemann:Fantaisie No.6 in D minor for solo flute
Quartet in A for flute, violin, viola da gamba & continuo (Paris Quartet No.3),
Trio Sonata in G minor for recorder, violin & continuo
Sonata in C for recorder & continuo JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Flute, recorder: Martin Feinstein, Violin: Catherine Manson, Cello, viola da gamba: Christopher Suckling, Harpsichord: Robin Bigwood
Wednesday 29 April 2020, 7.30pm at the Royal Festival Hall
London Philharmonic Orchestra Ravel: La Valse
Gibbons: Pavan in G minor Nico Muhly: Organ Concerto (UK premiere)
Fauré: Pavane Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 (Organ)
Organ: James McVinnie Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Thursday 21 May 2020, 7.30pm at the Barbican
London Symphony Orchestra. Haydn: Symphony No. 88
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ’From the New World’
Violin: Nicolaj Szeps-Znaider; Conductor: Ádám Fischer
Wednesday 24 June 2020, 7.45pm at the Anvil
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 Wagner: Overture: Tannhäuser
Piano: Stephen Hough; Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Summer Special to be announced