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

White Hot Chili Peppers rock The Kasbah: Review

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Friday night at the newly reopened Kasbah in Ryde was a huge success for the fans, the bar and the band. The White Hot Chilli Peppers hit the spot perfectly, says Rachel Rocks.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Rachel Rocks

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

Love letter to The Lud from three Isle of Wight bands

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Three Isle of Wight bands played tribute to The King Lud's rich musical heritage with an emotional farewell gig before its refurbishment and new life as a craft pub.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 12:48pm

By Rachel Rocks

A night of beautiful burlesque and ‘Strange’ live music to celebrate the ‘Crimbo Limbo’

Nick Painless leaping by Allan Marsh

Rachel reviews The Black Cat and Top Hat show held at The Tap in Sandown between Christmas and New Year. Hosted by Nick Painless and featuring Mr Strange and Ravenna Grimm.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 4:04pm

By Rachel Rocks

Excellent performance from The Tritone Singers

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This small but dedicated group performed to a high standard, with several pieces sung unaccompanied showcasing their excellent ability to maintain pitch. Don't miss the next concert in March.

Friday, 28th December, 2018 12:12pm

By Jacky Haysted

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

Vectian bring a unique and inspired sound to Isle of Wight music scene

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Last weekend our columnist and regular reviewer of Symphony Orchestra concerts, Jonathan Dodd, went along to listen to the music of new Island-based band, Vectian. Here's what he thought of it.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 4:55pm

By Jonathan Dodd

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

Triumphant final concert of 25th year for Orpheus Singers

Leading Isle of Wight chamber choir, Orpheus Singers, were joined by renowned composer and conductor Jonathan Willcocks as conductor for their final concert of their 25th Anniversary Year.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 8:04am

By Lesley Ann Bryant with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius Sunset

IWSO May 2018

Jonathan shares his delight at the penultimate concert of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra. Find out why he loved it so much.

Monday, 28th May, 2018 9:48am

By Jonathan Dodd