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There’s an art to living creatively

MY journey to the role of chief executive officer and steward of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra started as a subscriber to the TSO with my Mum, and as a graduating student of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.

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Performance Under Pressure

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 – studies into …

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Training News

National Training Programs – September wrap up September has been a month filled with Learning and Engagement National Training Programs. We saw the culmination of the second year of our Australian Composers’ School with performances of four concertino-style works in the Federation Concert Hall and a night at the Odeon showcasing collaborative works with eight singer-songwriting students. We also held …

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HUSH Project

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 the Hush Foundation …

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TSO Australian Conducting Academy Summer School

TSO violin Edwina George has a hidden talent, and it’s extreme 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 …

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TSO’s Australian Composers’ School

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 on the success of past schools, …

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2019 Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop

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 female conductors, will …

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Take A Breath With Amy Dickson

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 in through their …