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New Season Programmes

After another amazing season of concerts, the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that the upcoming year will be filled with music every bit as wonderful.

From the first concert of the season (on November 17th) featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerot with Melina Mandozzi, and Holst’s Planets Suite –  to the last (on the 6th of July 2019) offering a smörgåsbord of orchestral gems from the world of Opera, it will be a concert season not to be missed.

Follow this link for full programme details.

Season Finale – Tickets Selling Fast!

The final concert of the IWSO’s season is just over a month away! On the 30th of June, join us in a celebration of music that has been used for the silver screen, including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (as featured in Brief Encounter), Mussorgsky’s Nigh on a Bare Mountain (Saturday Night Fever) and many more!

Joining us for the evening will be pianist Dinara Klinton.

If you’d like to help promote what will be a fabulous evening, please download a poster from the link below.

Download a poster for the End-of-Season concert.

Spring concert news

On the 17th of March the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra will be putting on the third concert in their current season, at Medina Theatre in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

The highlight of the evening will be Walton’s Cello Concerto, performed by Jamal Aliyev – who in 2017 gave his solo debut performance for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The concert will be opened with Greig’s Norwegian Dances, with Dvorák’s Fourth Symphony providing the second half of the evening’s music.

Tickets are selling fast, but some are still available from the Medina Theatre Box Office on 01983 823884, or online via the Isle of Wight Council’s website.

If you’d like to help spread the word, please download and distribute a poster.

IWSO March 2018 Concert Poster

Download a poster for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s March 2018 concert

If you’re looking for a gift idea for Christmas, why not tickets for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s New Year concert? Available now from Medina Theatre box office on 01983 823884 or online via the Isle of Wight Council booking system.

On the 20th of January, warm up a cold winter’s night with music from Shostakovitch, Ireland and Elgar.

The concert will begin with Ireland’s Epic March, before the first half concludes with Shostakovitch’s first Symphony.

After the interval we welcome back to the Island violinist Melina Mandozzi, playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor.

If you’d like to help spread the word, please download the poster below.

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra January 2018 concert poster

Click to download a poster for the January 2018 concert by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

 

Tickets for the first concert in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s new season are still available from Medina Theatre, either in person (weekdays 7.00am – 9.00pm, weekends 9.00am – 5.00pm) or online at any time via the Isle of Wight Council’s booking system.

The concert features Gliere’s Harp Concerto, performed by soloist Oliver Wass, along with the Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian, Glinka’s Orchestra Fantasia – Kamarinskaya, and Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony – “Pathetique”.

If you’d like to help spread the word, please download and distribute a poster.

Click the image to download a copy of the November 2017 IWSO poster

 

New Season Fast Approaching

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. Full details on the dates and music for the 2017/2018 season can be found on our Programmes page.

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 announce that ticket prices are being kept the same as for the 2016/17 season, so that the box office price will be £14.50 and the season ticket price £13 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. Please note that if you book online for individual concerts, the Medina Theatre will charge you a booking fee of £1 per ticket.

Audience numbers were very good for the last season with all concerts sold out, so a season ticket is the best way of ensuring your seat.

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 (with a S.A.E.). For new season ticket holders it is probably best if you contact me either by phone or email so that I can tell you which seats are available.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tim Isard (Chairman)chairman@iwso.info – 01983 400074

Download the Season Ticket reply slip.

Marvellous May-time Music

On the Saturday 20th of May the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra will be proud to welcome Miriam Nerval, former Island resident and rising star in the international music scene. Miriam will be performing not one, but two recorder concertos with the Orchestra – the Recorder Concerto in C Major by Vivaldi and Bedford’s Recorder Concerto.

In addition to the two concertos the Orchestra will be performing Marquez’s Danzón 2 (made famous by  the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela) and Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony.

Tickets are available now from Medina Theatre, both online and via the box-office (telephone 01983 823884). Online bookings incur a booking fee of £1 per ticket.

Click to download a poster for the next concert

Music for springtime

On March the 18th the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra will be providing another great evening’s entertainment at Medina Theatre, Newport.

Music for evening will come courtesy of Poulenc (“Les Biches”), Ravel (Piano Concerto in G Major), Saint-Saëns (Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah) and Franck (Symphony on D minor).

Making a welcome return to the Island to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto will be Viv McLean.

Tickets are still available from Medina Theatre via telephone on 01983 823884 or online via http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk. Please note that online bookings incur a booking fee of £1.

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, March 2017 Concert Poster

Click to download a copy of the poster

Winter warmer

On Saturday the 21st of January why not spend an evening in the company of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, for an evening’s music that is sure to entertain?

Guest conductor Rupert Bond returns to the Island, starting the concert off with Parry’s Elegy to Brahms. Brahms own Violin Concerto in D Major (op. 77) follows, with soloist Joo Yeon Sir making her debut with the IWSO. The second half of the evening’s entertainment is provided by Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, – let yourself be transported to far away, warmer lands (whatever the weather is doing outside)!

IWSO January 2017 Concert Poster

Click to download a copy of the poster

While it doesn’t seem a moment since July, the first concert of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s 2016/2017 season is fast approaching. Some tickets are still available for purchase from Medina Theatre, and if you’d like to help spread the word about the evening’s programme why not download a poster or flier?poster

Bush’s Yorick Overture gets the new season off to a good start, with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto following on. Mendelssohn’s “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage” overture and the ever-popular Enigma Variations from Elgar round out what will undoubtably be a great evening of music.

Making their first appearance with the IWSO will be the Stankov Ensemble; originally from Bulgaria, since settling in the UK, they have performed individually and together to great critical acclaim at all the major chamber music venues in London including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St-Martin-in-The-Fields, King’s Place and the Purcell Room, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall, St. George’s Hall, and De Montfort Hall, to name a few.