COVID-19 UPDATE

Friday 24 April 2020

In light of continued recommendations from the Australian Government Department of Health and Public Health Services Tasmania concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra  will continue its suspension of all public performances until July 11.

The concerts now cancelled are:

  • HÅKAN HARDENBERGER IN CONCERT (23 April Hobart, 24 April Launceston)
  • TSO LIVE SESSSIONS (2 May, Hobart)
  • TSO LIVE SESSSIONS (8 May, Launceston)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S FOURTH (15 May, Hobart)
  • THE ART OF MOZART (21 May, Launceston, 23 May, Hobart)
  • THE LITTLE GECKO (3 & 4 June, Hobart)
  • MINI TSO (6 & 13 June, Hobart)
  • TRPČESKI PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY (3 July, Hobart)
  • LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS (9 July, Hobart, 11 July, Launceston)

The TSO will continue to work with the Department of Health during the coming weeks to make a further decision about the remainder of the 2020 concert season and will make further announcements on future plans  in due course.

We are committed to supporting and sustaining the Tasmanian community during this challenging time and we thank you for your loyalty, support and understanding. Please continue to stay safe and well, and we look forward to performing for you live onstage again soon.

The TSO Box Office remains open daily between 10am and 4pm and can be contacted on 1800 001 190.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

In light of recommendations from the Australian Government Department of Health and Public Health Services Tasmania concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra made the decision to suspend all public performances until further notice. 

At this stage, cancelled concerts are:

  • THE LARK ASCENDING 
  • MY PET DRAGON 
  • ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES 
  • ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO
  • HÅKAN HARDENBERGER IN CONCERT 
  • TSO LIVE SESSIONS 
  • TCHAIKOVSKY'S FOURTH 
  • THE ART OF MOZART 

The TSO will continue to work with the Department of Health to make the appropriate decision about performances beyond the above and make an announcement on this decision accordingly. 

Saturday 14 March 2020

In light of recommendations from the Australian Government Department of Health and Public Health Services Tasmania concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra made the decision on Friday to suspend all public performances until further notice. 

At this stage, cancelled concerts are:

  • THE LARK ASCENDING (20 March Hobart, 21 March Launceston)
  • MY PET DRAGON (27 March, Hobart)
  • ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES (3 April, Hobart)

The TSO will review its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in early April. We will continue to work with the Department of Health to make the appropriate decision about performances beyond the above and make an announcement on this decision accordingly.

Friday 13 March 2020

In light of recommendations from the Australian Government Department of Health and Public Health Services Tasmania concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will suspend all public performances immediately until further notice.

Whilst it is heartbreaking to cancel upcoming concerts – particularly A German Requiem this Saturday which is fully rehearsed and performance-ready, we accept the advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer. We are monitoring the situation and will be back as soon as it is safe for Tasmanian audiences.

The TSO Box Office will be in touch with all those who hold tickets to concerts that fall within this period to discuss the options available to them.

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Tuesday 10 March 2020

You may be aware that a Hotel Grand Chancellor staff member tested positive for Coronavirus over the weekend.  Please be assured that this staff member was not in contact with any TSO operations or in the vicinity of Federation Concert Hall.

Any patrons who dined in the Tasman Restaurant on Saturday 29 February who were in proximity of the staff member have been contacted by the Public Health Department.  If you dined at the Tasman Restaurant and have not been contacted, you are not at risk and no action is required other than standard self-monitoring.

Hotel Grand Chancellor has been scrupulous in isolating this one case.

The Public Health Department has given Hotel Grand Chancellor a clean bill to operate and TSO concerts will continue as usual in Federation Hall.  As detailed in an earlier update – additional measures of surface sanitisation have been applied throughout Hotel Grand Chancellor and the TSO.  Hand sanitisers are also located at all entrances to Federation Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sunday 8 March 2020

If you have attended any recent TSO event or performance, please be assured there is currently no cause for concern.

The TSO is working closely with Hotel Grand Chancellor and the Tasmanian Department of Health to ensure the ongoing low risk of Coronavirus transmission at TSO concerts or events.

For general information about coronavirus/COVID-19, call the national 24-hour coronavirus information line on 1800 020 080 or visit the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov.

Tuesday 3 March 2020

The TSO is working closely with the Hotel Grand Chancellor and all venues in which we are performing in the coming weeks to employ precautionary measures at TSO events and performances. These measures include accessible hand sanitisers and surface sterilisation.

The TSO and our venue partners will continue to follow all measures on the advice of the Australian Government Department of Health.

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