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.

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

armed man concert - allan marsh 1

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

iwso - march 2019 - allan marsh from right

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

Proms star to perform with Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Jamal Aliyev

The next Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra welcomes the Proms star, soloist Jamal Aliyev for a performance of the Cello Concerto by English composer William Walton. Book now before it sells out.

Friday, 9th February, 2018 8:27am

By Tim Isard

International Violinist makes welcome return to Isle of Wight

Melina Mandozzi

January sees the long-awaited return of international violinist Melina Mandozzi, when she will perform Elgar’s epic violin concerto with the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 7:52pm

By Tim Isard

IWSO Review: Rousing Russians

russian iow symphony orchestra - allan marsh

The first Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season took place last weekend and according to Jonathan Dodd it was a cracker! Read on to find out why.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 4:49pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Next Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert: From Russia with Love

Oliver Wass

Tickets are selling fast for the next Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert - the first of the season and featuring a solo harpist.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 5:08pm

By Tim Isard