Classical Concerts

To book a concert, please contact David Waltham-Hier on 01420 549239 or 
Tickets for coach and concert cost £36
Coach leaves from outside Alton Library at 6.30 pm

Wednesday 20 March 2024 7:30pm
China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra
Tan Dun                      Excerpts from ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’
Chausson                  Poème
Saint-Saëns             Introduction and rondo Capriccioso
Resphighi                  Fountains of Rome
                                        Pines of Rome

Jiapeng Nie                           cello
Tamsin Waley Cohen       violin
DaYe Lin                                 conductor


Thursday 18 April 2024 7:30pm
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Mendelssohn           Symphony No.1
Mendelssohn           Piano Concerto No.2
Mendelssohn           Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’

Sir Andras Schiff                 piano / director


Thursday 9 May 2024 7:30pm
Hallé Orchestra
Brahms                    Piano Concerto No.1
Butterworth          Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad
Elgar                          Enigma Variations

Sir Stephen Hough           piano
Sir Mark Elder                     conductor


General advice:


A waiting list will be held for popular visits. Please let the trip leader know as soon as possible if you wish to be removed from the list.

Contact and membership numbers are required when booking.
Departure time and organiser’s contact details will be given when booking.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended for overnight stays.



Members participate at their own risk and must be responsible for their own ability to attend a visit. Alton u3a does not accept liability for any personal accident or loss or damage to possessions.

Members must also ensure ICE details are accessible, on the reverse of their membership cards or in their purses/wallets for the whole visit.

Dates, timings, prices & locations are liable to change, along with bookings. All information and updates will be notified on the website and emailed to those signed up for the trip.

The coach company we use has done a risk assessment and the seating arrangementswill comply with government guidelines.