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’d like to help spread the word about the great music that the Orchestra will be performing on Saturday 22nd of March, there’s now a black-and-white flier that you can download and distribute.
Click the above image to download a copy of the March 2014 IWSO concert poster.
Just a quick posting to give notice that tickets for the March concert – and indeed for the rest of the season – are now available from Medina Theatre Box Office, and can be bought in-person, on the phone (01983 527020) or on-line (at http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk/).
March the 22nd is shaping up to be a concert full of contrasts, starting with Ginastera’s Estancia Ballet suite. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D will be performed by visiting Turkish soloist Cansin Kara. The second half of the evening will be provided courtesy of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Society is delighted to welcome our guest conductor for the evening, – Rupert Bond.
If you’d like to help promote this concert, please download and print out a copy (or many copies!) of the poster. IWSO-2014-March-Poster
Download the poster for the 25th of January 2014 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert
It’s the New Year, so get it off to a great start by being at Medina Theatre, Newport, on Saturday 25th of January (at 7.15pm) to listen to an evening of great music from the IWSO. Britten’s Canadian Carnival Overture begins the proceedings, with Walton’s ‘Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table’ and Butterworth’s Rhapsody ‘A Shropshire Lad’ taking us to the interval. The second half features Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Our guest soloist is Jane Streeton.
Tickets on sale now from Medina Theatre on 01983 527020 or on-line at their website.
Click to download a poster for the November concert
It’s heading toward the first concert of the new season, with tickets already available from the Medina Theatre Box Office on 01983 527020. The programme for the evening includes Suppé’s Pique Dame Overture, Tchaikovsky’s 1st Symphony and a welcome return to the Island by Viv McLean who will perform Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto.
If you’d like to help promote the concert, please download, print and display a poster!
Once again we find ourselves at the end of another concert season – how time flies! A big thank you to those of you who have been season tickets holders this season. Now available on this site is the proposed programme for next season’s concerts, and I hope you will consider being a season ticket holder once again.
For those who are not season ticket holders, then we do have space for more so please read on if you think you might be interested.
Unfortunately due to increasing costs, we are reluctantly having to raise prices next season. The cost of a ticket from the box office will be £14 per concert for an adult (no price rise for children), the season ticket cost per concert will be £12.50.
This season we have experimented with giving free programmes to season ticket holders. Financially we regret that we cannot continue that generous offer, but next season, season ticket holders will be able to purchase programmes at the reduced price of £1 (usual price £1.50). This means that season ticket holders will receive a benefit of £2 per concert as well as knowing they have their reserved seat for the entire season.
We are also investigating the possibility of a cheese and wine reception for season ticket holders next season.
I hope existing season ticket holders will renew using the attached form, and that we might also attract a number of new members.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mr Tim Isard (IWSO Season Ticket Administrator)
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