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 on sale for both the remaining concerts in the IWSO’s current season, so why not get yourself (and your friends) good seats by booking early? If you’d like to help spread the word about the excellent music on offer, why not download and distribute a poster or two too?

IWSO May 2014 Concert Poster

Download a poster for the May concert

IWSO July 2014 concert poster

Download a poster for the July 2014 IWSO concert

Flier for March concert

If you’d like to help spread the word about the great music that the Orchestra will be performing on Saturday 22nd of March, there’s now a black-and-white flier that you can download and distribute.

More music for March


Click the above image to download a copy of the March 2014 IWSO concert poster.

Just a quick posting to give notice that tickets for the March concert – and indeed for the rest of the season – are now available from Medina Theatre Box Office, and can be bought in-person, on the phone (01983 527020) or on-line (at http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk/).

March the 22nd is shaping up to be a concert full of contrasts, starting with Ginastera’s Estancia Ballet suite. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D will be performed by visiting Turkish soloist Cansin Kara. The second half of the evening will be provided courtesy of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Society is delighted to welcome our guest conductor for the evening, – Rupert Bond.

If you’d like to help promote this concert, please download and print out a copy (or many copies!) of the poster. IWSO-2014-March-Poster

2014 brings more music

Download the poster for the 25th of January 2014 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

Download the poster for the 25th of January 2014 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

It’s the New Year, so get it off to a great start by being at Medina Theatre, Newport, on Saturday 25th of January (at 7.15pm) to listen to an evening of great music from the IWSO. Britten’s Canadian Carnival Overture begins the proceedings, with Walton’s ‘Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table’ and Butterworth’s Rhapsody ‘A Shropshire Lad’ taking us to the interval. The second half features Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Our guest soloist is Jane Streeton.

Tickets on sale now from Medina Theatre on 01983 527020 or on-line at their website.

November draws near

Poster for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's November 2013 concert

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!