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 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).
Click to download a copy of the poster for the next IWSO concert.
The upcoming concert by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra sees the welcome return of renowned violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky to Medina Theatre. The orchestra will be accompanying Alexander in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a work that was originally composed under conditions of severe censorship in the Soviet Union during the post-war years (it was only performed many years later in 1955 – after Stalin’s death).
Glinka’s overture to Russlan and Ludmilla and Faure’s Pavane precede Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto, with Sibelius’ atmospheric and enigmatic 5th Symphony providing the second half of the evening’s music.
Tickets are available as normal from Medina Theatre box office, and the concert starts at the new time of 7.15pm on Saturday the 26th of January.
Tickets for the first concert in the IWSO’s 2012-2013 season are now available on sale from Medina Theatre, with prices maintained at the same as last season. A full listing of all the concert programmes is available online, and a poster for the first concert (on the 17th of November) can be downloaded from here.
Please note that concerts now start at the slightly earlier time of 7.15pm!
The new season begins on Saturday the 17th of November with Nicolai’s overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, followed by the return of pianist Christopher Guild to play Schumann’s Piano Concerto. The second half of the evening’s music is provided by Rachmaninov’s first Symphony.
As we reach the last concert of the present season, I thought I would take the opportunity to thank you for your support this year.
The orchestra members hope you have enjoyed the varied programme this season, and will want to continue to do so during our 2012-2013 season, which begins on November the 17th right here at Medina Theatre.
Despite continued rising costs we are keeping ticket prices the same for next season, and so the cost of a season ticket will also remain the same. However, next season as a “Thank you” season ticket holders will also be entitled to a free programme at each concert; just show your season ticket at the programme table.
We are very keen to boost the number of season ticket holders, and would ask you to try and encourage your friends to consider becoming members, especially given the improved rewards.
The season ticket renewal form can be downloaded from here, but of course people can contact me directly via at the following address and phone number:
IWSO Season Ticket Administrator
65 Perowne Way
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 400074
Please do feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mr Tim Isard
IWSO Season ticket Administrator