Brian North writes:
It is a privilege to listen to such local talent!
After a wet and chilly Saturday, Portsmouth Cathedral was warm and welcoming. Although I have attended many concerts by the Solent Symphony Orchestra (SSO), there was a definite air of anticipation from both audience and players alike that something special was ensuing.
The larger than usual orchestra opened the concert with the Nationalistic Sibelius classic, his Symphonic Poem, Finlandia. The orchestra’s playing was tight under Steve Tanner’s expert direction and conveyed sensitivity and power, enhanced by the Cathedral’s acoustic.
Alicia Denny also writes a review for the Petersfield Post: