Masters Orchestral music on a grand scale with symphonies, concertos and other large-scale works performed by distinguished conductors and renowned soloists.

Family Classics Hour-long concerts of popular classics for children, younger listeners and people on the go.

Show Time Glamour and glitz with opera highlights and favourites from musicals.

Matinee Full-length concerts of orchestral classics on a Friday or Saturday afternoon.

Letonja & Hudson

2:30pm Friday 26 Jul 2013 | Venues

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

STANHOPE Piccolo Concerto

HAYDN Symphony No 103, Drumroll

A love offering like no other, the Siegfried Idyll was written in secret, rehearsed on the sly and performed as a surprise birthday gift for Wagner’s wife. Not sure whether she was awake or still dreaming, Cosima Wagner first heard this heavenly music as it drifted through the house on the morning of her 33rd birthday. There was nothing secretive about the first performance of Haydn’s Drumroll Symphony, a work that enjoyed immediate success in London in 1795 and has been a firm favourite ever since. Be part of a first performance yourself as Lloyd Hudson, TSO Principal Piccolo, gives the Tasmanian première of Paul Stanhope’s Piccolo Concerto.

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