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People affected by strokes in the Portsmouth area are the latest group to benefit from the Portsmouth Philharmonic’s next charity concert which takes place in March.

The city’s classical orchestra is playing a concert in the David Russell Theatre at Portsmouth Grammar School on Saturday March 16 (7.30pm) and the net proceeds will be going to the Stroke Association.

The programme features Beethoven’s ‘Egmont’ overture and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, which regularly tops the Classic FM Hall of Fame Poll. Mark Hartt-Palmer will be the soloist.

Coupled with Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ Symphony No 94, the event promises to be a treat for classical music enthusiasts in the city.

Chair of the orchestra and ‘cellist Di Lloyd said: “We are really excited about putting on this programme. The Beethoven and the Haydn are challenging pieces for the orchestra, while Vaughan Williams’ perennial favourite is sure to be popular.”

The Stroke Association is the leading charity working to support people affected by the condition and local volunteers will be supporting the concert and providing information for people at the event.

Tickets priced £8 for adults will be available on the door and can also be purchased in advance here. (£1.05 booking fee applies). Accompanied under 18s are entitled to a free ticket.

Portsmouth Philharmonic was founded in 2009 and is now in its eleventh concert season. It has raised more than £15,000 for local charities in that time.

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