TSO TO YOU

Presenting pop-up performances from Tasmania's orchestra across Tasmania

Musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will embark on the inaugural TSO TO YOU,  a state-wide community tour Oct 13-15, 2021. Over 20 pop-up performances will take place at community centres, schools, aged care facilities and other venues around Tasmania. Some venues are also hosting a morning tea or a performance from members of their community.

With far-reaching locations including Scottsdale, Latrobe, Burnie, Devonport, Bicheno, New Norfolk – as well as Hobart and Launceston – the TSO is aiming to connect with as many Tasmanians as possible in this up-close, community performance project. Musicians are stepping out of their usual orchestral roles and reconfiguring to form varied and unusual ensembles. From string quartets, horn trios, oboe and percussion duos, all sections of the orchestra will be represented.

Performances will be approximately 20 minutes, followed by an opportunity to meet the musicians.

TSO CEO Caroline Sharpen said: “When we found an unexpected opening in our schedule we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pack our instruments and send musicians in all directions across the state. The TSO is committed to our loyal audiences from all corners of  Tasmania who have supported us, not just through the challenges of 2020 and 2021, but for the last 73 years. This tour – the first of its kind for the TSO - is our way of sending a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our friends and supporters by delivering a dose of Tasmania’s orchestra right into their community.’

Full schedule below.

PLEASE NOTE: Venues marked PUBLIC are open for general public to attend. TSO are not responsible for the individual events by each of the venues/organisations. For more information, please contact the venue directly.

TSO TO YOU

Wednesday 13 October

11.00am

Migrant Resource Centre (Hobart) - Private

11.30am

Mathers House (Hobart) - Public

12.50pm

Launceston Library (Launceston) - Public

1.30pm

Cancer Council (Hobart) - Private

Thursday 14 October

9.30am

Bicheno Primary (Bicheno) - School only

10.30am

Mosaic Support Services (Hobart) - Private

2.05pm

St Helens District School (St Helens) - School only

2.30pm

The Barracks (New Norfolk) - Public

10.30am

Scottsdale Mechanics Institute (Scottsdale) - Public

2.00pm

Calstock Estate (Deloraine) - FULL

2.30pm

George Town Library and Community Hub (George Town) - Public

2.30pm

Uniting AgeWell Strathdevon (Latrobe) - Private

6.30pm

Metro Cinema (Burnie) – Public

Friday 15 October

10.30am

YMCA of Launceston (Launceston) - Public

10.30am

Portland Hall (St Helens) - Public

2.00pm

Toosey Aged Care (Longford) - Private

2.00pm

Queenborough Rise (Hobart) - Private

3.30pm

Spring Bay Mill (Triabunna) - Public

6.00pm

RANT Art Gallery (Devonport) - Public with fee