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.

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

 

New Season Fast Approaching

Once again we find ourselves at the end of another concert season; I hope you have enjoyed the concerts.

A big thank you to those of you who have been season ticket holders and I hope you will consider being a season ticket holder again for next season. Full details on the dates and music for the 2017/2018 season can be found on our Programmes page.

For those of you who are not season ticket holders, but think you might be interested in becoming one, then we do have some spaces.

I am pleased to announce that ticket prices are being kept the same as for the 2016/17 season, so that the box office price will be £14.50 and the season ticket price £13 per concert. Season ticket holders also get a saving on their programme (normal cost £1.50, season ticket holders £1).

This means that season ticket holders will benefit by £2 per concert as well as knowing they have their chosen seat reserved for the whole season. Please note that if you book online for individual concerts, the Medina Theatre will charge you a booking fee of £1 per ticket.

Audience numbers were very good for the last season with all concerts sold out, so a season ticket is the best way of ensuring your seat.

If you would like to renew your season ticket then I would ask you to complete the attached form and return it to me by post (with a S.A.E.). For new season ticket holders it is probably best if you contact me either by phone or email so that I can tell you which seats are available.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tim Isard (Chairman)chairman@iwso.info – 01983 400074

Download the Season Ticket reply slip.

Marvellous May-time Music

On the Saturday 20th of May the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra will be proud to welcome Miriam Nerval, former Island resident and rising star in the international music scene. Miriam will be performing not one, but two recorder concertos with the Orchestra – the Recorder Concerto in C Major by Vivaldi and Bedford’s Recorder Concerto.

In addition to the two concertos the Orchestra will be performing Marquez’s Danzón 2 (made famous by  the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela) and Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony.

Tickets are available now from Medina Theatre, both online and via the box-office (telephone 01983 823884). Online bookings incur a booking fee of £1 per ticket.

Click to download a poster for the next concert

Music for springtime

On March the 18th the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra will be providing another great evening’s entertainment at Medina Theatre, Newport.

Music for evening will come courtesy of Poulenc (“Les Biches”), Ravel (Piano Concerto in G Major), Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah) and Franck (Symphony on D minor).

Making a welcome return to the Island to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto will be Viv McLean.

Tickets are still available from Medina Theatre via telephone on 01983 823884 or online via http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk. Please note that online bookings incur a booking fee of £1.

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, March 2017 Concert Poster

Click to download a copy of the poster