Philharmonic Visits

Join us for a coach trip to the Phil!

Coaches leave Aughton Village Hall .............
........ on some evenings and some Sundays daytime ............ 6.15 pm for evening concerts and 11.30 am for Sunday lunch concerts
  • Leader: Ann Robinson - 01695 571303
  • Coordinator: Margaret Black - 01257 463632
  • Assisting: Ivy McMorran

Bookings are taken at the Horizons meetings for this season’s RLPO concerts. Each concert booked should be paid for with a separate cheque.

Please check the Philharmonic Visits News Post  for some extra and  important information relevant to April and May.

Please note: The Philharmonic now requires booking confirmation 4 weeks in advance. So to ensure your seat, please book early. Cancellations will only be accepted up to then. After that, if you cannot pass your ticket to a friend, we will try to resell it at Horizons. If we are unable to do so, there will be no refunds.

Proposed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Visits 2019

Sunday 17 March: Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Vasily Petrenko conductor, Sean Shibe Guitar. Falla The Three Cornered Hat; Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez; Rimski Korsakov Sheherazade. Afternoon concert with two-course lunch at Ego. £42.00. Pre-order please.

Thursday 11 April: Virtuoso Violin. Michelle Mariotti conductor, Ray Chen Violin. Rossini Overture Semiramide; Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1; Dvorak Symphony No. 8. £26.50

Sunday 19 May: Russian Passion. Vasily Petrenko conductor, Alban Gerhardt Cello. Tchaikovsky Cossak dance from Mazeppa; Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante Raymonda; Khachaturian Spartacus Suite. After­noon Concert with two-course lunch at Ego. £42.00  Preorder please.

Thursday 4 July: The Music Makers. Vasily Petrenko conductor, Kathryn Rudge Mezzo Soprano, The Royal Philharmonic Choir. Holst The Perfect Fool; Walton Facade; Elgar The Music Makers. £26.50

Coach leaves Aughton Village Hall at 6.15pm for evening concerts and 11.30am for Sunday concerts with pre-concert lunch. Bookings have to be confirmed a month in advance of the concert. Booking table will close at 11.00am at all Horizon meetings.

More details of all RLPO concerts are on the RPLO website.

If you need any further help, please ring the Group Leader and leave a message or see the Group Leader or Coordinator at their Horizons Desk.

Philharmonic Visits News

A message from Ann Robinson, the Philharmonic Visits Coordinator:

Could I please ask anyone who wishes to come to the concert on Sunday 19th May, Russian Passion with Vasily Petrenko, with lunch at The Refinery, to book this Thursday, April 11th, or contact me by phone.
(There will be no Philharmonic table at Horizons on 18th April when bookings should be confirmed.)


The new season launch is 8th May and I would be pleased if someone would come with me and help to choose the new programme.


Finally, if anyone missed the concert on Sunday 8th April, for which we were given free seats in the Grand Circle, it was broadcast on Radio 3 on Sunday and could be heard on iplayer. You missed a treat!

“It Was 50 Years Ago Today”

The Philharmonic Concerts Group enjoyed a special occasion on 31st May this year, marking 50 years since The Beatles’ “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” revolutionised popular music. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with the well known Bootleg Beatles to recreate all the tracks on the famous album, plus a few more for good measure.

A Triple Musical Celebration at the Phil!

The July 2016 visit coincided with Vasily Petrenko’s 40th birthday, his 10th Anniversary with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the 10th visit of the Philharmonic Concerts group to the Summer Nights’ concert.  Group Leader, Ann Robinson, assembled  her members for this photograph before the coach left for Liverpool.

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