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 already selling fast for the last concert in the IWSO’s current season, which is themed around the United States of America’s Independence Day. Please note, that due to circumstances beyond the Orchestra’s control, the concert is actually on Friday the 3rd of July, and at a later start time of 7.45pm.
Music will include Bernstein’s Candide Overture, two pieces by Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue and Variation on I Got Rhythm), as well as music by Copland, John Williams, Sousa and Ferde Grofe. The orchestra will be joined by returning soloist Viv McLean on piano.
If you’d like to help publicise the performance (of what will be a lively and entertaining evening’s music), please download and distribute either a flier or a poster from this site.
Click to download a PDF poster
The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that the next concert, on Saturday the 16th of May will be sponsored by Esplanade Garage.
There will be a German theme to the evening’s music, from Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger through to Brahms’ second Symphony. Along the way there will be music from Schubert’s Rosamunde Ballet and Mahler’s Songs of the Wayfarer. The IWSO is delighted to welcome back mezzo-soprano Megan Quick to perform with the orchestra.
Tickets are still available from Medina Theatre box office on 01983 823884 (or online via their website). If you would like to help spread the word about what will be a great evening’s music, why not download and distribute a poster or two? Alternatively there is a flier available for download too.
Download and print out a poster for the May concert
If you didn’t manage to get a copy of the programme from last weekend’s sold-out performance, you can now download a copy from here.
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!