Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra perform every two months through the season between November – July.

Members of the orchestra are Islander, most of which have other jobs, that devote considerable amounts of their own time to a rigorous regime of rehearsals. They are joined at each performance by a guest soloist, from the global array of specialist performers.

OnTheWight: Proud supporters
OnTheWight has been an active supporter of the IWSO since 2010, over which time the audience for the performances has grown considerably. We take great pride in helping more Islanders experience the glory of a full orchestra, playing live on our Island.

Below are some of the event features and reviews of Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concerts.

Book now for classical concert featuring wide-ranging programme from 18th century baroque to 20th century film scores

james and siobhan

The concert will feature a wide-ranging selection the musicians hope will appeal to everyone, with 18th century baroque music, American jazz and classical White House favourite Earl Wild, and film composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 5:18pm

By Peter Gruner

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Trombone Triumph

IWSO March 2019 by Allan Marsh

Renowned Trombone Soloist, Peter Moore, delivered an outstanding performance at the latest Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert. Read more in Jonathan's review.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 5:33pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Top trombonist to appear with Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Only 60 tickets left

Peter Moore

Only 60 seats left for the next Symphony Orchestra concert which welcomes a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, as well as a bursting orchestra, including two harps, for Elgar's First Symphony. It's going to be immense!

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:53am

By Tim Isard

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: A European Odyssey, from Bohemia To Slovenia and Finland, via Italy

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra January 2019 by Allan Marsh

Jonathan shares his review of Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2019. Find out what he thought of the Bassoon Concerto by Nino Rota, expertly played by Rebecca Eldridge.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 4:13pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra offers a treat for music lovers

Conductor

Beat those post-Christmas blues and book up for the next Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert which takes place at Medina Theatre on Saturday 19th January and features a variety of music.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 11:52am

By Tim Isard

Review: Isle of Wight Cantata Choir perform The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins

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It’s a challenge for any choir to sustain the emotional range and intensity demanded by this work by Karl Jenkins, however, Cantata Choir rose to the challenge well, with barely a hesitation, accompanied by the excellent Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 11:50am

By Toby Wallis

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Fire in the Holst (Review)

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert by Allan Marsh

First concert of the season for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra was one of the best we've seen. Here's what Jonathan thought of it and details of the next.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 3:42pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra announces new season’s programmes

Peter Moore

Season tickets for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra are on sale now. Secure your seat for the season before tickets go on general release.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 2:54pm

By Tim Isard with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Too Hot to Handel

iwso jul 2018 allan marsh - pianist

Jonathan shares his review of the last Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Find out why he went home happy and filled with wonder.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:18pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s penultimate concert of season

Max Spiers

The penultimate Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season features a Cor Anglais solo by visiting musician, Max Spiers. Just a few tickets left so be quick and book yours now.

Friday, 18th May, 2018 6:46am

By Tim Isard

A musical mixture for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Max Spiers

Book now for the penultimate concert of Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's present season to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 1:21pm

By Tim Isard

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Gorgeous Grieg

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Find out why Jonathan Dodd enjoyed last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert and why he's looking forward to the next one.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 5:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments