Jonathan Békés cello recital – Flinders Island
Jonathan Békés cello recital – Flinders Island
Dutilleux Trois Strophes sue le nom de Sacher
Kodály Solo Sonata Op.8, 1st mvt
Bach Suite No.3 in C major
Saturday 16 September
FAEC - Flinders Arts & Entertainment Centre
Tickets are available to purchase at the door from 5pm, Saturday 16 September.
Overland Ensemble – Scottsdale
David Robins trombone
Pius Choi trombone
Mitchell Nissen bass trombone
Rachel Kelly tuba
ROSSINI (arr Rahbee)
Overture to Barber of Seville
DEBUSSY Trois chansons
TOMASI To be, or not to be
VERHELST Angel’s Tango
JONES A Royal Pair
GERSHWIN (arr Armitage)A Portrait
Sunday 24 September
Scottsdale Mechanics’ Institute Hall
Tickets are available to purchase at the door from 12pm.
At the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra we believe that music is for everyone – including young listeners who might have trouble sitting still, paying attention, or trying new things.
That’s why we’ve designed our Relaxed Concerts.
Informal and fun, Relaxed Concerts offer you and your children 50 minutes of music in a casual setting with conductor Gary Wain, presenter Gina Rose and 15 musicians of the TSO. You get to hear great tunes, familiar favourites and maybe even get to conduct the orchestra!
Our Relaxed Concerts are for children aged from 5 to 10 years and are presented in the safe environment of the TSO Studio. (bring a cushion!)
TSO has partnered with Psychology and Play Therapy Australia (based in Hobart) to create an inclusive, accessible and welcoming concert experience for all, including neurodivergent audiences, children who have experienced trauma, and anyone with sensory processing, regulation difficulties, or other unique needs.
We’ve created a video you can watch with your child which introduces the environment of the TSO Studio, the conductor and what to expect at a Relaxed Concert.
The concert will include a performance of ‘Throw Your Tooth on the Roof’ – an interactive work written and arranged by Tasmanian songwriter Eleanor Tucker. You may like to watch and learn it with your child before attending the concert:
We understand that parents/caregivers can sometimes feel uncertain or anxious about bringing their child with unique needs to concerts. You don’t need to be. It’s the very reason we’ve created our Relaxed Concerts.
We have reduced the audience size to ensure a safe environment with plenty of space.
Children can bring items to support them such as their weighted blanket/toy, fidget toys or noise cancelling headphones. They can stand up, sit down, or move around. They can even take a break away from the music if they need to.
For any enquiries, please contact the TSO Customer Service team on 1800 001 190 Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, or email email@example.com
at City Baptist Church
TSO Live Sessions are a laid back and relaxed way to experience the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. You’ll hear The Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from a Mozart opera, new works by a Tasmanian composer and more, all performed by a pint-sized orchestra featuring the winds (and some strings) of the TSO. Speaking of pints, there's a bar on site and for a bite to eat, wander over to Princes Square where there'll be food trucks galore. It’s the perfect night out for family and friends!
Birds of Tokyo
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Rock soars to new heights with Symphony of “Birdsongs”
One of Australia’s most beloved bands is teaming up with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for an electrifying concert experience called “Birdsongs”.
Enjoy the soaring melodies and raw energy of classic anthems like "Plans", "Lanterns", “Good Lord” and "Anchor", alongside some new works, all reimagined with stunning orchestral arrangements.
Birds of Tokyo have cemented their place as Australia’s most successful contemporary rock band. They have captured the hearts of music fans with three chart-topping albums and multiple appearances on iconic events like the AFL Grand Final while also winning APRA’s ‘Rock Work of the Year’ an extraordinary seven times. But it's their concerts that truly set them apart - from explosive energy to spine-tingling moments of intimacy, Birds of Tokyo are captivating live performers whose sweeping and dynamic songs are ideally suited to orchestral interpretations.
Don't miss your chance to witness this incredible collaboration.
Wednesday 13 September
Wrest Point, nipaluna/Hobart
TSO Live Sessions are laid back and relaxed. They’re a chance to experience high-level, TSO music-making in a low-key, informal setting. We’re excited to be bringing TSO Live Sessions to New Norfolk for the first time!
Sit around tables with family and friends or pull up a barstool or two. Enjoy the food and drink options on the night – we’ll have a range of choices to tempt your palate – and take in a variety of music, starting with the brilliant support act, gypsy jazz ensemble Django’s Tiger. TSO Brass and Percussion musicians take to the stage at 7pm with a whole lot of different music, from the soft and soulful to the brassy and brilliant. The War Memorial Hall is an intimate venue so get in quick and don’t miss out!
Woolmers on-screen events
GALA & HIGH TEA
Sunday 16 April
Woolmers Estate, Longford
Celebrate the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Diamond Jubilee with a screening of our 75th-Anniversary Gala Concert. The festivities commence with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival followed by a live, 15-minute In-Conversation between Robert Gibson and a small panel of musicians from the orchestra. A screening of the 75th-Anniversary Gala Concert follows, after which a sumptuous High Tea is served in the on-site restaurant, The Eleanor, and the adjacent Rose Garden.
The dazzling program – under the direction of Chief Conductor Eivind Aadland – consists of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor with soloist Lukáš Vondráček, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. This is an afternoon of insights, indulgence and joyous music. Too good to miss!
1.15pm. Sparkling wine on arrival.
1.30pm. Live In-Conversation.
1.45pm. Screening of 75th-Anniversary Gala Concert.
3.30pm. High Tea in The Eleanor/Rose Garden.
Symphony on the
Jessica Gethin conductor
Saturday 11 February
Official Opening of the Waterfront Precinct, by Mayor Alison Jarman and Senator Anne Urquhart at 5.45pm
Community Choir Performance by Right on Cue at 6.00pm
Waterfront Park, Devonport
Settle back with family and friends in the beautifully landscaped surrounds of the Waterfront Park in Devonport and be serenaded by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at this FREE concert. Pack your own picnic, enjoy the sounds, take in the sights and relish the atmosphere at Novotel Devonport Symphony on the Waterfront. Save the date and reserve your tickets!
Although Novotel Devonport Symphony on the Waterfront is free, tickets are required. Tickets will be available from Tuesday 17 January 2023.
Percussionist Claire Edwardes is a force to be reckoned with. She brings her astounding musicianship and untrammelled energy to an eclectic range of music including Rebonds, a solo percussion classic by 20th-century great Iannis Xenakis. All the other music on the program is by living composers, including Steeling Fire by Natalie Williams – which pays homage to women workers in the steel industry – and Fertility Rites by Christos Hatzis, which marries solo marimba with recorded throat singing by Inuit women from the Canadian arctic. Claire takes a rest and the TSO Strings come to the fore in Resting with Angels by Ella Macens (which is every bit as celestial as it sounds) and Entr’acte by Caroline Shaw. As always, Obscura is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears with lighting effects to enhance the music, and we’ll have a bespoke cocktail to tantalise your tastebuds.
Thursday 10 August
Around the world in a single evening, Equinox combines enthralling music by Henning Kraggerud and brilliant storytelling by Ben Winspear. The premise is a simple one: traversing the globe, an imaginary traveller journeys through the world’s time zones and musical keys.
Ben Winspear, enlivening an original text by best-selling author Jostein Gaarder, takes you places, opening up worlds and unlocking your imagination. Bespoke visuals enhance the spectacle. Composer and violinist Henning Kraggerud directs the TSO Strings in this immersive, multi-sensory concert.
Thursday 18 May