Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra

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We're really pleased to have been featured in the March 2013 edition of the Shropshire Magazine who interviewed us about our 125th Anniversary year concert series.


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Jennifer Pike to play Elgar's Violin Concerto in 2016

Jennifer Pike photo by Tom Barnes

We are looking forward to the 2015/2016 season of concerts. We are especially excited to welcome our guest soloist Jennifer Pike who will perform Elgar's Violin Concerto with us.


Jennifer Pike took the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music. She gained international acclaim in 2002, when aged 12 she became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prizewinner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition. At 15 she made debuts at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, soon after becoming a BBC New Generation Artist, winner of the international London Music Masters Award.


She is the only classical artist ever to win the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. Passionate about helping young people from all backgrounds enhance their lives through music, she is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and Patron of the City Music Foundation.


Jennifer is in much demand as soloist with top orchestras worldwide and recently released the Sibelius with the Bergen Philharmonic and Sir Andrew Davis on Chandos.


Read more about Jennifer on her website: click here


Forthcoming Concerts


Wednesday 2nd December 2015 at 7.30pm

Venue: The Alington Hall, Ashton Road, Shrewsbury School

  • Nielsen - Maskarade Overture
  • Schumann - Piano Concerto in A Minor
  • Sibelius - Symphony No.5


Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 7.30pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury

  • Tchaikovsky – March Slave
  • Khachaturian – Spartacus Suite No.2
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.4


Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 7.30pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury

  • German – Welsh Rhapsody
  • Elgar – Violin Concerto
  • SOLOIST: Jennifer Pike
  • Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Theme by Thomas Tallis