AN orchestra is set to perform a concert, featuring the music of Shostakovich, at Romsey Abbey.

Southampton Concert Orchestra, conducted by Paul Ingram, is performing on July 16, starting at 7.30pm.

The programme has Symphonic Variations by Witold Lutosławski and Poem of Ecstasy by Alexander Scriabin in the first half, followed by Dmitri Shostakovich's epic Symphony number 7, know as 'Leningrad'.

Southampton Concert Orchestra was the first full amateur symphony orchestra in Southampton. It was founded in 1964 by Trevor Morgan, a local musician and teacher who trained at the Royal College of Music as a violinist, conductor and composer.

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