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.
Tickets are still available for the finale to the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the current season, so grab them while you can from Medina Theatre, either online via their website or by phone on 01983 823884 (box office opening hours are Mon-Fri 10am-2pm and Sat 10am-1pm).
Music for the summer evening will follow a theme of ‘Saturday Night is Music Night’ with a selection of popular items including Rimsky Korsakov’s Capricio Espagnole, Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite No. 1. The concert will also feature the world premiere of ‘Farthing Down’ an entirely new work by local composer Ian Stuart Lynn.
If you’d like to help spread the word for what will be a great evening’s entertainment, why not click here to download a poster or click here to download a black-and-white flier?
Click to download a poster for the season finale concert
Tickets are now available for both the May and July concerts.
The concert on the 21st of May is looking rather special, with Holst’s Beni Mora – Oriental Suite opening the evening, followed by returning favourite Viv McLean playing John Ireland’s Piano Concerto in E flat. Vaughan Williams’ Job – A Masque for Dancing completes the night.
The IWSO is grateful to both the John Ireland Trust and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society for their support for the performance.
If you’d like to help spread the word, please download a poster, or click here to download a black-and-white flier.
Click to download a poster for the May concert
There are still some tickets available for the next concert by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, which takes place on Saturday March 12th. The concert at Medina Theatre features the return of the talented soprano Jane Streeton, who will be performing Strauss’ 4 Last Songs. Opening the concert will be a lesser known piece by the composer Josef Suk entitled Scherzo Fantastico – a fun, lively start to the evening. The second half of the performance will be Rachmaninov’s 3rd Symphony – considered by many to be his most expressively Russian symphony.
If you’d like to help spread the word, why not download and print out a poster or two – or a black and white flier?
Download a poster for the March concert
It may be dull outside, but the evening of the 23rd of January is set to be a lively one at Medina Theatre as the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra puts on another concert full of wonderful music.
Beginning with Richard Rodney Bennett’s Farnham Festival Overture, and following with Mendelssohn’s Nocture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream the orchestra set the scene for visiting soloist Richard Harwood to perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor.
After the interval Dvorák’s 6th Symphony provides the entertainment for the remainder of the evening.
The first two items of the concert will be conducted by Gareth Balch while the Concerto and the Symphony will be conducted by Major Tony Smallwood rtd (Royal Marines).
Click to download a copy of the January 2016 poster
Due to high demand we actually ran out of printed programmes for last Saturday’s concert, so here’s a digital copy if you missed out!
Click to download a digital copy of the November 2015 Programme