Solent Symphony Orchestra

Conductor - Steve Tanner                Leader - Kirstie Robertson

The Orchestra

  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.  In 2002 Paul Weston became our composer-in-residence.

  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.  Our next concert will be at the Royal Marines Museum at Eastney.

Kirstie Robertson - Leader of the Solent Symphony Orchestra

  If you are interested in becoming a playing member of the SSO, please phone  01962 886519

 Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, prior to a concert.

 Opportunities also exist to provide pre-concert chamber music.