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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.

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

Download and print out a poster for the May concert

Marvellous Music for March

Click the image above to download a PDF poster, or click here to download a black and white flier.

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.

Brighten up January with the IWSO

January 24th 2015 IWSO Concert Poster

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!

Help publicise the new season

Download and print off a poster to help spread the word!

Download and print off a poster to help spread the word!

If you’d like to help spread the word about the first concert in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s new season – which features the return of popular violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky playing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, please download and distribute the attached poster or flier.

The first concert is on Saturday November 15th, at Medina Theatre at 7.15pm, and alongside the Sibelius Violin Concerto, also includes Gounod’s Mireille Overture and Rachminov’s Symphony No. 2.

Click here to download a black-and-white  flier, or click on the poster image to download a PDF of the full psoter.

Shana Douglas with violin

Shana Douglas with violin

Following their recent very successful concert, the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra are back rehearsing for their next performance.

The Orchestra will next take to the stage of the Medina Theatre on the evening of 24th May. At this concert (starting at 7.15pm) the Orchestra will be welcoming Shana Douglas as their soloist in a performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto.

This young star was born in the USA, but now resides in the UK. Having graduated from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music in 2006, Shana crossed the pond to continue her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Shana is a very experienced soloist having appeared with well known orchestras both here and in America.

In the UK she has performed with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra. Nearer to the Island, she has also appeared with the Bournmouth Symphony Orchestra.

The violin concerto will end the first half of the concert. The concert will start with two rarely performed English pieces. The Bamboula by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor will open the concert. This work is based on a Caribbean dance tune, and is a party piece for the whole orchestra. The second work is purely for strings and is a Ballad composed by Eric Coates (he of the Dam Buster’s March fame). Although not published in his lifetime, it is a work he was very pleased with.

The second half of the concert will contain just the one work, the wonderful melodic and lyrical 7th Symphony by Dvorak. This is truly a wonderful piece and a fitting conclusion to the concert.

Tickets are already on sale, and not surprisingly given the reputation of the orchestra, the variety of the programme and the talent of the soloist, over half the tickets have already been sold.

To book your ticket contact the Medina Theatre box office on 01983 527020 or via their website www.medinatheatre.co.uk

More music for March

IWSO-2014-March-Poster

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!

Music for May – get your tickets now!

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.

IWSO May 2013 Concert Poster

Click the image above to download a poster for the May concert.