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Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra to visit Shrewsbury

Music inspired by the landscapes of Europe will feature in a concert by Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, on Sunday 26th June. The highlight is a performance of Richard Strauss' epic work "An Alpine Symphony"' which is monumental in every sense: a huge orchestra which includes cowbells and wind and thunder machines, depicting a journey in the dramatic mountains where the composer lived and walked, capturing its many moods and hazards along the way.

The Orchestra, this year celebrating its 75th Anniversary, last visited Theatre Severn in March 2015, when they gave an acclaimed performance of Holst's "The Planets".  Very much on terra firma this time, the new programme also includes Dvorak's sunny overture "In Nature's Realm" - an evocation of his beloved Czech homeland - and Bax's atmospheric "Tintagel", which portrays the famous Arthurian castle set amidst the rugged cliff scenery of Cornwall.

Venue spokesman Pip Bayley said ‘We are really pleased to be welcoming such a prestigious Orchestra back to Theatre Severn. We know we will be in capable hands as we have been told Richard Laing will be conducting. Richard was the first Conducting scholar at the Birmingham Conservatoire so has a great pedigree, I am looking forward to see how he keeps the wind machine in time!’ 

The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing on Sunday 26th June, the performance begins at 3pm and tickets are available by visiting the venues website or by contacting the venues Box Office on 01743 281 281.