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Performance Under Pressure

October 30, 2019 Mark Bain on his new project Perfomance Under Pressure If you have missed seeing Mark Bain, trumpet, onstage this year, it is because he and his family packed up their Tassie life to head north for 12 months, taking an opportunity to spend time together as well as giving Mark the opportunity to focus on another passion …

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HUSH Project

October 23, 2019 Hush Foundation: a conversation with Professor Catherine Crock AM It has long been known that music has healing properties and can directly affect us in ways we are still discovering. Nearly twenty years ago, a doctor started a conversation about how music and the arts could be used to bring relief to patients and their families, and …

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TSO Australian Conducting Academy Summer School

TSO’s Australian Composers School September 27, 2019 Eight aspiring conductors will train with Maestro Johannes Fritzsch The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra today announces the successful participants selected for the Australian Conducting Academy Summer School, which will be held in early 2020. Open to Australian and New Zealand permanent residents, The Australian Conducting Academy plays a vital role in nourishing talented emerging conductors …

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TSO’s Australian Composers’ School

Performance Under Pressure November 11, 2019 TSO’s Australian Composers’ School marks its second year; concertino and commercial arranging workshops took place last week of September The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Australian Composers’ School is a unique opportunity to develop orchestral composition skills with one of Australia’s foremost symphony orchestras and forms an integral part of the TSO’s Australian Music Program. Building …

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2019 Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop

September 27, 2019 An opportunity to inspire and engage women conductors The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s second Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop, a conductor training opportunity for female conductors, will take place on September 28 in Hobart. The workshop, named in honour of the late Dr Louise Crossley, whose 2015 bequest to the TSO was intended to develop and identify opportunities for …

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Take A Breath With Amy Dickson

May 30, 2019 Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, who appeared as soloist at RACT Symphony under the Stars, took time out to visit Tasmanian school children and give workshops on breathing techniques. Amy’s custom-made program, called Take a Breath, was delivered to students at Risdon Vale Primary School in Hobart and Mowbray Heights Primary School in Launceston. Amy taught students to breathe …

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Principal Guest Conductor Announced

Johannes Fritzsch will take up the new position of TSO Principal Guest Conductor from the start of 2018. Johannes is no stranger to the TSO and Tasmanian audiences having first conducted the orchestra in 2001 and returned as a guest conductor on many occasions since then.