“I was honoured when asked to lend my name to the TSO’s bequest society. The TSO is very dear to my heart, not only because I am a Tasmanian (by birth) but because this orchestra has done so much to support the work of Australian composers like myself and to give opportunity to so many. They truly are deserving of your support.”
Peter Sculthorpe AO

What is the Sculthorpe Society? It is the TSO’s bequest society. We named it after Peter Sculthorpe, one of Australia’s finest contemporary composers and a proud Tasmanian.

Why was the Sculthorpe Society formed? It was founded to acknowledge and celebrate in the present, bequests gifts promised for the future.

How do you become a member? Membership is automatic for anyone who gifts a bequest to the TSO. Members share a commitment to the TSO and benefit from their contact with similarly minded music lovers.

What does membership involve? Once a year, you and a guest will be invited to a birthday celebration in honour of Peter Sculthorpe, and to a concert on the same day.

What happens at the birthday celebration? We usually celebrate Peter’s birthday in April and enjoy cake and a drink together. We also hear about the progress of the TSO Foundation and other TSO news. It is quite informal.

Can I bring someone with me? Yes, we warmly welcome a guest with each member of the Sculthorpe Society. You might bring a family member, a friend, or someone else who may be interested in gifting a bequest.