Top amateur orchestra to return to Northampton in 'spectacular' church concert

The Birmingham Philharmonic is set to pay a return visit to Northampton to perform Berlioz' 'Symphonie Fantastique'.

Thursday, 21st September 2017, 6:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:44 am
The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra.

The concert will take place at St Matthew's Church in Kingsley on Saturday, October 7 at 7.30pm.

The orchestras other main work includes Weber's ebullient Second Clarinet Concerto, which features 'rising star' Michael Webb, who last year carried off first prize in the Birmingham Philharmonic Concerto Competition.

Principal conductor Michael Lloyd said: "These fine musicians show fervour and commitment and we are greatly looking forward to performing once again in the very special church of St Matthew's.

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"I am passionate about his music, which itself was inspired by Weber's romantic style and orchestral colours.

"I am sure this programme of such great works will be both uplifting and highly enjoyable for the players and audience alike."

The Orchestra, who last year celebrated its 75th anniversary with a performance of Mahler's mighty 'Symphony of a Thousand' in the setting of Birmingham's Symphony Hall, performs a wide range of music from Viennese and film music concerts to the works of Wagner, Shostakovich and Richard Strauss.

Tickets cost £16 for standard admission, children and student entries cost £6 and a family ticket for two adults and two children £35.

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