Solent Symphony Orchestra

Solent-symphony orchestra

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29.02.24 Profile: Emme Hensel, flautist
11.11.23 “A night at the movies” – video clip
06.03.23 Review: Solent Symphony Orchestra: Spring Classics
27.02.23 Profile – Alexandra Peel, violinist

The SSO was founded in 1992 by a number of forward-thinking musicians. Given the city of Portsmouth’s rich cultural heritage, the need for a first-class symphony orchestra was recognised and accordingly the SSO was established.

Since its inception, the orchestra has provided a forum for local musicians to perform in historic venues as part of a regular concert series. Our current musicians range in profession, from teachers to students, marines to computer programmers.

The Solent Symphony Orchestra has recognised its important and unique musical role within the city of Portsmouth. The orchestra is constantly seeking new ways to broaden the experience of both its players and the audience.

A link has been forged with the Portsmouth Music Festival, thus enabling, each year, an outstanding young local musician the opportunity to perform a concerto with a symphony orchestra.

Many new works by local composers have been premiered by the orchestra alongside classics of the symphony orchestra repertoire.

Whilst our concerts have traditionally been held in the two cathedrals of Portsmouth, the orchestra is also keen to play in a wide variety of local venues and has performed at St Mary’s Church, Fratton; the Royal Marines Museum; St Agatha’s Church; Romsey Abbey and St Mary’s Church, Southampton.

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    March 9, 2024
    Read a review. Holst: A Somerset RhapsodyReinecke: Flute Concerto in D Major. Soloist Emme Hensel (pictured)Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 2 (London) With the Solent Symphony Orchestra. The Concerto Award winner from Portsmouth Music Festival 2023, Emme Hensel will be making...
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    October 28, 2023
    “A night at the movies” – video clip The Solent Symphony Orchestra will include music from: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Dam Busters, Schindler’s List, The Big Country, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Odyssey 2001....
    July 2, 2023
    Rachmaninoff – Scherzo in D minorBruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minorMozart – Symphony 35 “The Haffner” Soloist: Alexandra Peel – winner of the Portsmouth Music Festival Concerto Prize 2022Conductor: Steve TannerLeader: Kirstie Robertson The SSO are offering...
    March 4, 2023
    Read preview notes and a review. Mozart – The Magic Flute OvertureBruch – Violin Concerto No. 1Brahms – Symphony No 2 in D Major Soloist: Alexandra Peel – winner of the Portsmouth Music Festival Concerto Prize 2022Conductor: Steve TannerLeader: Kirstie...
    July 16, 2022
    Albinoni – Adagio for organ & strings Bach – Brandenburg 5 Rossini – Theme & Variations for Clarinet Schubert – Symphony 5 in Bb major Tickets: Adults: £10, Students: £5, “Kids for a Quid” (accompanied) from, One Tree Books...
    June 26, 2022
    The Milton Glee Choir is pleased to bring you lots of your favourite music and songs from the movies. The Milton Glee Choir will be joined by the Solent Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by Valentina Seferinova. It will be a wonderful...
    March 5, 2022
    Booking Details: Tickets: £15, £5 (students), Kids for a Quid and group concessions On the door, online from Ticketsource or from 01730 601074. See link below. For further details see the Solent Symphony Orchestra website. Wagenaar – Overture: Cyrano de...