Rococo Variations

Call it creative recycling, but composers have always engaged with music from earlier times. This concert offers affectionate tributes from one composer to another and from one era to another. In his Variations on a Rococo Theme – which is a cello concerto in all but name – Tchaikovsky summons the sound world of Mozart, […]

Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Hobart

‘Andrew Seymour showed why he’s one of the best in the business with his meltingly beautiful performance of movements from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.’ Mozart had a special fondness for the clarinet and in his Clarinet Concerto, which was written in the last few months of his life, he produced a work of profound and transcendent […]

Nordic Spirit

Many decades have passed since the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra performed Sibelius’ sublime Fifth Symphony. Conducting this remarkable work is TSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Designate, Eivind Aadland. While working on the Fifth, Sibelius likened the task to assembling the pieces of a giant mosaic. Multi-hued and radiant, the Fifth is a grand work of […]

Bravissima!

Come on a journey from darkness to light – from the sombre tones of Haydn’s Symphony No 49 (which, unusually, remains in a minor key throughout) to Mozart’s luminous Symphony No 39, among the last and greatest of all of his symphonies. Along the way, experience some of the most ravishing opera arias of the […]

Hymn of Praise

‘Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!’ Mendelssohn’s inspirational Symphony No 2, Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), is a monumental work for orchestra, choir and vocal soloists. Written to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg, it was premièred in St Thomas’ Leipzig in 1840, the same church […]

Rhapsody in Blue SOLD OUT

THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT THE TSO BOX OFFICE ON 1800 001 190.  An instant classic, Rhapsody in Blue never fails to excite. Full of memorable tunes and brilliant orchestral effects – starting with the irresistibly sleek upward slide on the clarinet – Rhapsody in Blue pulsates […]

Pandemonium

More Lewis Carroll than Mary Shelley, Frankenstein!! mixes orchestral music with nonsense verse on a wide variety of themes, from Superman to James Bond, Dracula to Batman and Robin (Shelley’s Frankenstein is referenced only incidentally). Delivered in a half-sung, half-spoken manner, the children’s rhymes will be performed in this concert by the composer himself, HK […]