The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra is just five weeks away from performing their Summer Concert at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
When Jonathan Butcher brings down his baton at 3pm on Saturday 31st July, the trumpets will sound and the orchestra will play in public for the first time since March 2020. The concert includes classical favourites including The Light Cavalry Overture and Golden Silver Waltz, along with film and TV themes such as Harry Potter, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Blue Peter. There is, of course, some train-related music too including Coronation Scot and Puffing Billy. The first half will end with the family favourite, Tubby the Tuba with the orchestra’s very own Robin Tweddle as Tubby and the legendary Melvyn Hayes as narrator.
The second half will conclude with a tribute to The Last Night of the Proms, including Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia.
This outdoor concert starts at 3pm – please bring your own seating and don’t forget your Union Jacks! A bar and refreshments will be available. Concert tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children (5-15 years) and there is a family ticket at £25. The event is free for IWSO season ticket holders. Visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website for booking and also details of a combined ticket with the railway.