Explore music inspired by nature with the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra. Grieg's Peer Gynt includes a famous depiction of sunrise as well as the sinister In the Hall of the Mountain King. Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending is one of the most popular of all English classics. Smetana's portrait of a great Czech river, Vltava, is one of a set of pieces that paint vivid pictures of his homeland. Finally, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony is one of the great musical portraits of nature, imagining idyllic country scenes and a ferocious storm.