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.
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)
Seasons reply slip
On July the 13th, why not join the IWSO at Medina Theatre for the final concert in the current season, entitled ‘An Invitation to the Dance’.
The evening’s music features:
Invitation to the Dance – Weber
Dance of the Hours – Ponchielli
Suite from Coppelia – Delibes
Prologue and 5 Dances from Checkmate – Bliss
Emperor Waltzes – Strauss
IWSO July 2013 Concert
Tickets are available now from Medina Theatre Box Office on 01983 527020.
Tickets are now available for the next concert in the IWSO’s season, which will take place on Saturday the 25th of May at (as per usual) Medina Theatre, Newport . Starting at 7.15pm, under the baton of guest conductor Stephen Anthony Brown, the first piece will be Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. Christina Marroni will then perform Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto. The March & Scherzo from Prokofiev’s “The Love of Three Oranges” follows, and to round off the evening, Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite.
Tickets are available from Medina Theatre box office on 01983 527070.
If you’d like to help promote the concert, please click on the image below to download a poster, – or click here to download a black-and-white flier.
Click the image above to download a poster for the May concert.
On Saturday March 16th the next concert in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s exciting season takes place at Medina Theatre, Newport. The evening’s music will be provided courtesy of Dvorak, with his symphonic poem “The Golden Spinning Wheel”; Elgar’s “Sea Pictures” -featuring guest soloist Megan Quick, and Vaughan-Williams “Pastoral” Symphony.
If you would like to help promote the concert, please download a copy of the poster in either A5 or A4 size.
Tickets for the concert are now on sale from Medina Theatre (01983 527020).