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.
It may still be winter, but spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the first weekend of the season than with an Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert?
Music on Saturday the 21st of March will be provided courtesty of Tchaikovsky – Excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies, Ibert’s Flute Concerto, Holst’s Egdon Heath and Dvořák’s Symphonic Variations. The Ibert Flute Concerto will feature as soloist the orchestra’s very own Siobhan Cosgrove.
If you would like to help spread the word about what will be a great evening’s entertainment, please download and distribute a poster or flier from this article.
Click to download a PDF of the poster
The first IWSO concert in 2015 will be taking place at Medina Theatre, Newport on Saturday the 24th of January at 7.15pm. Vaughan Williams’ overture from “The Wasps” begins the evening with the York Bowen Viola Concerto, performed by Lorena Canto Wolteche taking us up to the interval in style. The second half’s music comes courtesy of Edward Elgar’s Second Symphony.
Please download and distribute the poster to help publicise this wonderful evening’s music!
Due to unforeseen circumstances the date for the July 2015 concert has been changed, from Saturday the 4th of July to Friday the 3rd. It will still take place at Medina Theatre, Newport, at 7.45pm*.
Ticket prices for the new season have remained the same as last year, with one change – the discounted price of £6 per ticket is now available to anyone under the age of 18.
*This post originally had an incorrect start time of 7.15pm
Download and print off a poster to help spread the word!
If you’d like to help spread the word about the first concert in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s new season – which features the return of popular violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky playing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, please download and distribute the attached poster or flier.
The first concert is on Saturday November 15th, at Medina Theatre at 7.15pm, and alongside the Sibelius Violin Concerto, also includes Gounod’s Mireille Overture and Rachminov’s Symphony No. 2.
Click here to download a black-and-white flier, or click on the poster image to download a PDF of the full psoter.
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. The dates and programmes for next season are now available on this site.
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 say that we are keeping ticket prices the same, so a full price ticket from the box office will be £14 for an adult, but with a season ticket it works out at £12.50 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.
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. For new season ticket holders it is probably best if you contact me either by phone or email before returning your form so that I can tell you which seats are available.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Download the Season Ticket Form
Download the IWSO 2014-2015 Season Brochure