Jonathan Dodd’s Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: From Russia With Love

March IWSO Concert by Allan Marsh

The next Symphony Orchestra concert is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can read how last weekend's enthralled the audience

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 10:57am

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Hot Firebird

January 2020 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

Find out why last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert was Jonathan Dodd's most enjoyable since he first started reviewing them in 2013

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:12pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight bands ‘Rock for Good’ to raise money for WightAid

Rock for Good gig

Rock for Good has established itself as a highlight on the Isle of Wight's musical calendar. Rachel Rocks reports back from the most recent fundraising event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:08am

By Rachel Rocks

Bobbin and the Babymakers rock the Balcony

Bobbin Dixon and Seb Clark

Music reviewer Rachel Rocks believes the new manager of The Balcony has put the venue "back on the map for good night out"

Monday, 30th December, 2019 8:37am

By Rachel Rocks

Burlesque, blue hair and the blues made for a belter of a night

Dan Smith with his guitar

Wondering what Nick Painless’ Black Cat and Top Hat events are like? Read Rachel Rocks' latest review

Friday, 6th December, 2019 5:40pm

By Rachel Rocks

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Sweet Karelia

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra - November 2019 by Allan Marsh

Jonathan Dodd shares his review of the first Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Allan Marsh shares a great set of photos of the event

Sunday, 24th November, 2019 10:02am

By Jonathan Dodd

The Castalian Quartet and clarinetist, Matthew Hunt woo audience with masterful concert

The Castalian Quartet performed at West Wight Arts Association

These five musicians brought out every beautiful nuance of the music led by the masterful playing of the clarinet, which was a privilege to hear on a rainy night

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:31pm

By Judith Hunt

Million Dollar Bash hailed a ‘great success’

Wishbone Ash

Artists and festival-goers gathered at the County Showground on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 8:50am

By Jo Macaulay with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Operatic Offerings

The conductor

Jonathan shares his review of the final Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season and gives us a sneaky peek of what's coming up next.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 4:55pm

By Jonathan Dodd

18-year-old Isle of Wight Festival-goer found happy vibes and endless entertainment

Isle of Wight Festival stage with audience in front

The Isle of Wight Festival is often mooted as being aimed at just the middle-aged or more mature festival-goer, so what did an 18-year-old think of it?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:54pm

By Alpha Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Prokofiev Tempestoso

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Read Jonathan’s review of the penultimate Isle of Wight symphony Orchestra concert of the season.

Friday, 31st May, 2019 5:59pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Review: Triumphant performance for latest Cantata Choir concert

sheet music close up

The latest Cantata Choir concert was thoroughly enjoyed by choir and audience. Read on for review of the concert.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 9:22am

By Heather Bentley