Club Trips from Malvern to Symphony Hall, Birmingham

For this coming season we are offering six coach trips from Malvern to Symphony Hall – all for afternoon CBSO concerts. These are open to all – whether Club Members or not.

Travel Arrangements

Commandery Coaches will again provide the transport from Priory Road Car Park, Malvern, to Symphony Hall, with pick-up/set-down at Newland and Powick, according to demand. Note that there are only 50 seats (one busload) for each concert and bookings are taken on a first come – first served basis.

The coach leaves Malvern at 1130am: this allows time for pre-concert refreshments and attendance at the free pre-concert event.

Prices and Tickets

The concerts and prices are given below. All are priced at £40. Note that in all cases there is a £2 supplement for non-members of Malvern Concert Club. Prices include seat and transport, and a £1 programme discount voucher for CBSO concerts.

Booking forms, including departure times and prices will be issued 2-3 months ahead of each date. Tickets will also be available online here.

Seating for all concerts will be in the Centre block of Rows L-P of the Stalls (40 seats) and in Rows A and B of the left side (facing the stage) of the Circle (10 seats).

Concert Details

Tuesday 27 November 2018 2.15pm – CBSO

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Soloist: Rudolf Buchbinder) Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Highlights (with CBSO Children’s Chorus) Conductor: Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla (No pre-concert talk)

Thursday 28 February 2019 2.15pm – CBSO

Beethoven: Overture, Leonora No.3 Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E Flat Major K365 (Soloists: Luca and Arthur Jussen) Brahms: Serenade No. 1 Conductor: Olari Elts (No pre-concert talk )

Wednesday 20 March 2019 2.15pm – CBSO

Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Overture and Three Dances Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 (Soloist: Steven Osborne) Schumann Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’ Conductor: Jac Van Steen

At 1pm Michael Seal will conduct the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra in a pre-concert performance (free entry).

Thursday 4 April 2019 2.15pm – CBSO

Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite Barber: Violin Concerto (Soloist: James Ehnes) Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony (James Way, tenor) Conductor: John Wilson

Pre-Concert discussion at 1pm: John Wilson in conversation with CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock. OBE

Friday 31 May 2019 2.15pm – CBSO

Honegger: Pastorale d’été French Chamber Music Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Brahms Symphony No. 2 Conductor: Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla (No pre-concert talk)

Wednesday 19 June 2019 2.15pm – CBSO

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Soloist: Stephen Hough) Schubert: Symphony No. 6 Conductor: Edward Gardner

Pre-Concert discussion at 1pm: Edward Gardner in conversation with CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock, OBE

To be added to the e-mailing list to receive information and booking forms, please fill in the form below or contact Simon Payton, Club Treasurer or ring 01684 575066.