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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

Return of renowned Violinist


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.

Download the poster

Whilst it seems a little way off yet, the 19th of November is the date of the first concert in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 Season. If you’d like to help spread the word about the performance please download and print a copy of the poster!

The concert includes works by MacCunn, Shostakovich and Dvořák – the latter’s Violin Concerto featuring soloist Eloisa-Fleur Thom.