Season Finale

Overture to Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss II Sheep May Safely Graze Johann Sebastian Bach Soirées Musicales Benjamin Britten Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein Little Suite No.1 Malcolm Arnold A Tribute to the Queen Mother Jonathan Dove The Four Centuries Suite Eric Coates The season finale, like several years past, offers a varied […]

Fergus McCready

Variations of a Theme of Haydn (St. Anthony) Johannes Brahms Oboe Concerto in D Richard Strauss Soloist: Fergus McCready Symphony No.3 in D (Polish) Pyotr Tchaikovsky Brahms borrowed the theme for his Variations of a Theme of Haydn (St. Anthony) from an unpublished divertimento for wind by Joseph Haydn, unaware that Haydn had already borrowed […]

Charlie Lovell-Jones

Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Franz Liszt Pavane pour une infante défunte Maurice Ravel Violin Concerto in A minor Alexander Glazunov Soloist: Charlie Lovell-Jones Scheherazade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Liszt had a strong interest in Hungarian folk music and absorbed its influences in some of his own music. The best known of his folk inspired works are the Hungarian […]

Thomas Luke

Guest conductor: James Thomas Overture to Hänsel & Gretel Englebert Humperdinck Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Sergei Rachmaninov Soloist: Thomas Luke Symphony No.2 in D Jean Sibelius Humperdinck was asked by his sister, Adelheid, to write four songs for her children’s holiday puppet show, based on her own adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy […]

Richard Harwood

Festive Overture – Dmitri Shostakovitch Cello Concerto in B minor – Antonin Dvořák Soloist: Richard Harwood A London Symphony – Ralph Vaughan Williams The season kicks off with Shostakovich’s high-spirited Festive Overture, a buoyant six-minute curtain-raiser that was composed in just two days! Written about a year after the death of Stalin, this is not […]

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra returns to the Island Steam Railway, Havenstreet on Saturday 29th July for what promises to be a fantastic Saturday afternoon of musical entertainment. The concert will commence at 3.00pm, and will feature classical, film and TV favourites, yet more train-related music and our tribute to The Last Night of the […]