The most famous symphony in the world

Seventy years ago, almost to the day, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert, which included Beethoven’s Symphony No 5. Lofty, impassioned and invigorating, Beethoven’s Fifth has been performed by the TSO innumerable times since, but has never lost its power to captivate and inspire audiences.

Rory Macdonald conducts Beethoven’s enduring masterwork and an entirely new composition by celebrated Australian composer Carl Vine, the Concerto for Two Pianos. Co-commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto for Two Pianos brings together the dream team of soloists Kathryn Stott and Piers Lane.

*Co-commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, with the support of Geoff Stearn.

Performers in this concert