Our players’ representative, James Menzies has been particularly busy and musicians from the TSO have been particularly generous, and we will soon announce a wonderful array of treats and performances for those fortunate enough…or savvy enough…to be members of TSO Friends.

Annual General Meeting

TSO Friends Annual General Meeting will be held on 18 March in the TSO Studio at 2.30pm.

Enter from the TSO entrance on the corner of Evans and Macquarie Streets. As usual there will be a musical treat and refreshments.

RSVP to the Box Office on 1800 001 190.
Should you wish to nominate for the committee click here for the nomination form

Open Rehearsal: Gillham plays Grieg

Thursday 12 April, 10AM
Federation Concert Hall 

Since taking out first prize in the Montreal International Music Competition in 2014, Australian pianist Jayson Gillham has been thrilling audiences worldwide with his faultless technique and finely honed judgement. He makes his keenly anticipated debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Grieg’s blistering Piano Concerto.

Schumann’s dynamic Symphony No 3 is one of the touchstones of the symphonic repertoire. Its great sweeping gestures have energised listeners for generations. At the helm of this vibrant concert is acclaimed Norwegian maestro, Eivind Aadland.

TSO Friends Quiz Night

Our popular QUIZ NIGHT, a major fundraiser for the TSO,  will be held on Saturday 5 May 2018 in the TSO Studio at the Federation Concert Hall.

Entry is from the foyer of the FCH. The cost of $20 per person includes supper. Pay at the door.

Invite your friends to make up a table of 8-10 people or come and joined a mixed table and make new friends.

There are spot prizes as well as generous prizes for the winning table.
Drinks are available for purchase throughout the evening.

Bookings are essential. Contact TSO Box Office 1800001190 to book by 3 May.
It is not too early to book now!

Open Rehearsal: Hough plays Rachmaninov

Friday 29 June, 10AM
Federation Concert Hall 

A concerto in all but name, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is one of Rachmaninov’s great achievements, rivalling in popularity his canonical piano concertos. Rachmaninov, the unsurpassed pianist-composer of the 20th century, performed the solo part when the work was premièred in 1934. Taking on that role in this concert is one of the pre-eminent pianists of our time, Stephen Hough.

Dvořák’s Symphony No 6 was a breakthrough work for the composer, bringing his music to the attention of audiences throughout Europe and beyond. Steeped in the Romantic symphonic tradition, Dvořák’s Sixth brims with tuneful melodies and lush orchestral colours, and offers a dash of the vibrant folk music of Dvořák’s native Bohemia.

Open Rehearsal: Viva Violin!

Friday 16 November, 10AM
Federation Concert Hall 

Violinist Ning Feng rises to the challenge of Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, the most demanding – and astounding – of the composer’s violin concertos. Fauré’s Pavane evokes the serenity of an earlier time while the overture to Béatrice et Bénédict captures the quick-witted repartee of the quarrelsome lovers from Much Ado about Nothing.

Likewise jolly is Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, an essay in pure, unalloyed pleasure.

The etiquette for attending an open rehearsal is similar to that for attending a normal concert, but there are a few differences.  Please ensure that all noise making devices, such as mobile phones and pagers are turned off. At rehearsals, performers are fine tuning the subtle nuances of their presentation. Please gather in the foyer of the Federation Concert Hall before 9.50am, as though attending a concert. Please be punctual. You might not be admitted once the rehearsal has begun. As you enter the auditorium, you will be guided to a generous area of seats. You may sit almost anywhere within this area, but please do not move beyond it. Once seated, please remain seated and quiet, even if you see musicians and TSO staff moving about. You might hear only parts of the concert program, rather than the full program; you might hear some parts several times, and some parts might be omitted, at the conductor’s discretion. Please do not enter or leave during the rehearsal, even if you see other people and/or groups entering or leaving. The rehearsals are not, and are not intended to be, “come and go as you like” free concerts, or “picnic” concerts.

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