Far from being a simple fashion statement, concert blacks are intertwined with history and tradition and are enforced through a strict uniform code. But this is all about to change for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
We’re thrilled and delighted to receive the National Luminary Award For An Organisation at the APRA AMCOS Awards 2020 for Australian Composer’s School, Australian Conducting Academy, and professional development opportunities for Australian Classical musicians.
Stephanie Eslake talks to Peter Donnelly about his experience and expectations as a music critic of the Federation concert Hall acoustic upgrades.
TSO violist Anna Larsen Roach, timpanist Matthew Goddard, and French horn player Roger Jackson talk about the Federation Concert Hall, its acoustics and what they are looking forward to with the major upgrades taking place in the hall.
The TSO has just announced a dynamic, multi-platform collaboration with Tasmanian-born and based 2 x ARIA award winning singer/songwriter Monique Brumby. Stephanie Eslake spoke to Monique about why this collaboration is so important to her, and to the TSO’s Sam Cairnduff about the new ground this project will break for the organisation.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Federation Concert Hall’s construction. The TSO has been working to fulfil long-term visions for the hall and to provide a world-class orchestra with a world-class acoustic.
It’s not often a singer is given access to a life jacket.
Picture an overcast Tasmanian winter; a group of choristers sailing across the island’s gateway to Antarctica.
The audition process for a professional Orchestra is demanding, nerve-wracking and downright difficult. TSO Concertmaster Emma McGrath’s own audition memories are hazy, but she’s now on the other side as an adjudicator.
Want to know how we’re staying connected with our audience during these trying times? Stephanie Eslake talks with our Content Manager, Special Projects Curator and producer of the TSO Daily Dose series, Robert Gibson.
In the early days of COVID-19, choir singers in the US and the Netherlands were severely impacted by the virus. This provided a frightening wake up call for choirs across the world. Our own TSO Chorus have sacrificed an exciting international 2020 program to protect the health of their members, and they’ve flipped rehearsals on their head using the internet …