Welcome to the web site for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Society.

The IWSO is a well-established non-professional Symphony Orchestra on the Isle of Wight. The Orchestra performs music from a varied repertoire, usually at the Medina Theatre in Newport. This web site provides programme information for past (and future) concerts.

New Season Programmes

After another amazing season of concerts, the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that the upcoming year will be filled with music every bit as wonderful.

From the first concert of the season (on November 17th) featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerot with Melina Mandozzi, and Holst’s Planets Suite –  to the last (on the 6th of July 2019) offering a smörgåsbord of orchestral gems from the world of Opera, it will be a concert season not to be missed.

Follow this link for full programme details.

Season Finale – Tickets Selling Fast!

The final concert of the IWSO’s season is just over a month away! On the 30th of June, join us in a celebration of music that has been used for the silver screen, including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (as featured in Brief Encounter), Mussorgsky’s Nigh on a Bare Mountain (Saturday Night Fever) and many more!

Joining us for the evening will be pianist Dinara Klinton.

If you’d like to help promote what will be a fabulous evening, please download a poster from the link below.

Download a poster for the End-of-Season concert.

Spring concert news

On the 17th of March the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra will be putting on the third concert in their current season, at Medina Theatre in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

The highlight of the evening will be Walton’s Cello Concerto, performed by Jamal Aliyev – who in 2017 gave his solo debut performance for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The concert will be opened with Greig’s Norwegian Dances, with Dvorák’s Fourth Symphony providing the second half of the evening’s music.

Tickets are selling fast, but some are still available from the Medina Theatre Box Office on 01983 823884, or online via the Isle of Wight Council’s website.

If you’d like to help spread the word, please download and distribute a poster.

IWSO March 2018 Concert Poster

Download a poster for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s March 2018 concert

If you’re looking for a gift idea for Christmas, why not tickets for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s New Year concert? Available now from Medina Theatre box office on 01983 823884 or online via the Isle of Wight Council booking system.

On the 20th of January, warm up a cold winter’s night with music from Shostakovitch, Ireland and Elgar.

The concert will begin with Ireland’s Epic March, before the first half concludes with Shostakovitch’s first Symphony.

After the interval we welcome back to the Island violinist Melina Mandozzi, playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor.

If you’d like to help spread the word, please download the poster below.

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra January 2018 concert poster

Click to download a poster for the January 2018 concert by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

 

Tickets for the first concert in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s new season are still available from Medina Theatre, either in person (weekdays 7.00am – 9.00pm, weekends 9.00am – 5.00pm) or online at any time via the Isle of Wight Council’s booking system.

The concert features Gliere’s Harp Concerto, performed by soloist Oliver Wass, along with the Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian, Glinka’s Orchestra Fantasia – Kamarinskaya, and Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony – “Pathetique”.

If you’d like to help spread the word, please download and distribute a poster.

Click the image to download a copy of the November 2017 IWSO poster