The Solent Symphony Orchestra, ably conducted by Steve Tanner, presented an exciting programme in the resonant acoustics of Portsmouth Cathedral. The Smetana Bartered Bride Overture and Dances set the atmosphere of the evening with energetic performances all round.These were followed by a rhapsodic account of the Ravel Piano Concerto in G. Refiye Mehmet excelled in the beautiful second movement and the orchestra provided both sensitive and responsive support, especially in the woodwind. After the interval the extended Tchaikovsky Ballet Suite from Swan Lake showed off the orchestra in all departments. The harp, violin and cello solos were a highlight and the climaxes were thrilling, with enthusiastic performances from brass and percussion.