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Share your joy

Share your joy

Annual Appeal 2024
Annual Appeal 2024
A school aged child smiling at the orchestra.
That feeling of joy – there’s nothing else like it. And while it’s often a deeply personal experience it’s also one that we can share.

We share joy in the satisfaction of a brilliant concert where we are just as blown away by the musicians onstage around us as you are. The joy in the soaring cadences of beautiful musical passages. Of hearing something new that, although not yet familiar, could soon become a favourite. Of seeing a crowded school hall of students all bobbing along in time. Of being able to visit a residency and connect with our older population. Of performing for an entirely new audience through cross-genre collaborations and seeing them experience classical music for the first time. And the truly simple joy of a shared experience, creating a moment where we all belong, one that we can carry back with us into our daily lives.

This year, we hope you’ll consider joining us and sharing your joy. Your support, no matter the size, makes a world of difference and we’re all so grateful.

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For more information on the Rising Star Competition and prize details please go here.
For any further questions please contact Director Artistic Development Kim Waldock.

  • Entries close: 5pm, Friday 15 Mar 2024
  • Audition times issued: Wednesday 20 Mar 2024
  • Audition date: Monday 25 Mar 2024
  • Audition results issued: Wednesday 27 Mar 2024
  • Tentative Performance date: Saturday 17 Aug 2024

What does joy mean to you?

We asked four of our musicians to share what joy means to them, at home and at work.

By donating to our Annual Appeal, you have an opportunity to make a meaningful and resounding impact by contributing to one of our three dedicated funds:

Emma McGrath

TSO Concertmaster, Emma McGrath, performing a violin solo.

Orchestra Fund

  • From the comforting classics to fresh Australian compositions, we strive to deliver an unforgettable experiences for you the audience and our players.
  • We love showcasing our Tasmanian talent to the world, but our greatest value lies in how our musicians connect with our home state audiences

Support the Orchestra Fund to ensure brilliant concert experiences continue into the future.

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A school aged child smiling at the orchestra.

Children in the audience for our Words and Music Schools Tour.

Schools & Artistic Training Fund

  • Every Tasmanian child should have the opportunity to hear music played live, just for them.
  • Listening to just 10 minutes of listening to or playing music daily is proven to positively impact on the development of our children, from academic outcomes to emotional and social outcomes.

Support the Schools & Artistic Training Fund to help us reach every Tasmanian child by 2030.

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Community brass workshop at Cooee Memorial Hall.

Community Fund

  • We believe all Tasmanians should have access to their orchestra, which is why we work with local musicians, bands and groups across the island to bring performances and workshops.
  • From an ensemble performance in an aged care facility or a concert screening on Bruny Island, we’ll find a way to bring TSO to you.

Support the Community Fund to make music accessible to everyone, regardless of where they live.

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Share your joy

Every dollar you donate will help us bring joy to Tasmanians all over the island. Here's how your donation will help.


Pays for 10 children to attend a concert.


Buys a replacement cello string.


Tunes the piano before the performance.


Takes TSO music into an aged care residence.


Provides a regional community workshop.

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Donate more than $2 before 30 June 2024 to claim your donation in your 2023-24 Tax Return. 

Get in contact

Reach out to our Development team – Sarah, Cath and Susie – to learn how you can support the TSO and help us make a difference.

"As a non-musician I love the opportunity to have a friendship with one of our world class musicians, and to learn and understand their life in music."
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