We have planned an amazing array of concerts throughout the year for secondary aged students. As always, book early to avoid disappointment.

TSO Masterclasses in Launceston

TSO Masterclasses in Launceston

DOWNLOAD Application Form here.
Applications close Monday 19 March, 5pm

Saturday 14 April
Scotch Oakburn College
Performing Arts Centre, Newstead

TSO musicians take up residence at the Scotch Oakburn College Performing Arts Centre to lead 16 individual masterclasses with selected students from the North and North West of Tasmania. Up to six participants per masterclass will be selected by an application process.  Applicants must be 25 years or under. Masterclasses are available for the following orchestral instruments:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

TSO musicians participating in Masterclasses*

Douglas Mackie flute

David Nuttall oboe

Andrew Seymour clarinet

Tahnee van Herk bassoon

Geoff Lierse horn

Mark Bain trumpet

Jonathon Ramsay trombone and euphonium

Mitchell Nissen bass trombone and tuba

Matthew Goddard timpani

Tracey Patten percussion

Jenny Owen violin (advanced)

Lucy Carrig-Jones violin (intermediate)

David Wicks viola

Sue-Ellen Paulsen cello

Aurora Henrich double bass

*Subject to applications received

Observers are welcome to attend – entry is FREE

In Partnership with Scotch Oakburn College

Australian Chamber Orchestra String Workshop

Australian Chamber Orchestra String Workshop

Applications are open now. Download application form HERE
Applications close 
Friday 6 April

Please note, this  workshop is open to Tasmanian residents only.

HOLST St Paul’s Suite 

Full-time university students &  Grade 11 & 12 secondary school students may apply.
Free to selected participants.

Presented by the TSO in partnership with the UTAS Conservatorium

The ACO conducts String Workshops during their national tours each year. Students become part of the ACO for a morning, learning rehearsal and performance techniques and playing alongside ACO musicians.

The TSO, in partnership with the UTAS Conservatorium, is thrilled to present this workshop in Hobart as an extension activity for advanced Tasmanian string students. The workshop is free of charge and runs for three hours.

Curriculum-linked professional development resources based on rehearsal leadership and techniques are provided for teachers to support the workshop. Teachers are invited to observe the workshop and talk with our musicians afterwards. String workshops are extension activities for advanced string students.

Monday 14 May
Conservatorium Recital Hall

(Photo credit: Fiora Sacco)

Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals

New for 2018!

The TSO will provide a “pre-rehearsal” talk to prepare students about the works they will hear in rehearsal. A speaker will deliver the talk at your school on an agreed date before the Open Rehearsal.

Watch, listen and learn as the TSO rehearses for a Master Series concert. Observe Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Marko Letonja in action and take note of how the rehearsal process works. Listen to the music as it is tweaked, transformed and polished to perfection.

Thursday 8 March
9:30am -11:00am
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no.9

Friday 27 July
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6

Federation Concert Hall
Maximum 60 Students
$100 fee per group per event
(booking fee includes the talk at your school)

Bookings required
For bookings please contact Jenny Compton comptonj@tso.com.au

Composer Scott McIntyre discusses Shostakovich with students at Lambert School.

TSO Composers' Project

TSO Composers' Project

Student composers are invited to participate in this unique collaboration between the TSO and the University of Tasmania. Partnering with TSO and UTAS in 2018 is National Trust-Tasmania. An outstanding opportunity for students and their music teachers to study with leading composer Maria Grenfell and musicians from the TSO, this workshop-based project is available free to Tasmanian students who meet the required course criteria.

Grades 11 – 12

Congratulations to the following participants:







Students Ryan Conway, Kenny King and Nathan Lindner with TSO Composers’Project tutor Maria Grenfell and Elizabeth College Head of Music Jennie MacDonald.










Kaelyn Girao with The Friends’School Head of Music Paul Radford.








Phoebe Greener and Southern Christian College Head of Music Belinda McDermott





Lachlan Chambers and The Hutchins School Head of Music Anne Morgan

Inspiration topics presented by Runnymede volunteer guides Marian Jameson and Nigel Kidd


TSO meets LPO!

TSO meets LPO!

TSO and City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra Side-by-side Rehearsal

Members of the TSO will sit side-by-side with members of the City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra in Launceston’s Albert Hall for a morning of mentored music making and friendship. TSO musicians will share their experience and knowledge as both orchestras come together to rehearse repertoire featured in the upcoming Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

Saturday 14 April
Albert Hall, Launceston

TSO Big Rehearsal

TSO Big Rehearsal


Each year the TSO invites members of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra to join them onstage for an intense day of side-by-side rehearsing. In 2018 aspiring student musicians will be mentored by members of the TSO as they prepare a program of orchestral masterworks under the baton of TSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Marko Letonja.

Saturday 11 August
Federation Concert Hall


Student Pass

Student Pass

The TSO’s Student Season Pass is available to all full-time tertiary and secondary students.

For only $35 students get access to more than 30 TSO concerts in Hobart, Launceston and regional Tasmania subject to availability.

What’s the catch? There isn’t one! Pay $35 for a pass and receive free entry to the 2018 season.

Here’s how it works

Fill out the application form below (proof of full-time student status required), pay $35, receive your Student Season Pass and start booking! Tickets can be booked from two weeks to one day in advance of a concert.

For further information and to purchase a pass contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or email boxoffice@tso.com.au

TSO 2018 Student Pass

To apply for a Student Pass fill in your details below and click submit.
    - Students must present a valid student ID card or School Identification Slip when collecting tickets. - Membership is valid until the end of 2018. - Cards and tickets are non-transferable - Admittance is subject to availability and seating is at the discretion of the TSO Box Office. - The Student Season Pass is valid for all full-time Tasmanian secondary and tertiary students. - The Student Season Pass provides you with access to all TSO Master, Family, Regional and Matinee concert in Tasmania, subject to availability. - Tickets are to be booked no more than 14 days in advance of concert. Tickets collected at the concert. - If Students book tickets and cannot attend they must notify the Box Office prior to the concert or their Pass may be suspended.