Our players’ representative, Dinah Woods 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.

Meet the Musicians in Launceston: Music for Oboe and Harp, including Debussy and Ravel – CANCELLED 


Q&A in Launceston: TSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Eivind Aadland with Simon Rogers, TSO Director Artistic Planning – CANCELLED


TSO Open Rehearsals 

The TSO has made an executive decision that only 80 people are permitted as audience for these rehearsals. There are many reasons for this capped number, but we have to remember that open rehearsals are still professional rehearsals for the orchestra and we are very privileged to be allowed to attend at all.

Guest artists and conductors give permission for us to attend, and 80 people is the maximum audience who can attend without causing distraction and detracting from the musician’s rehearsal.

Please also note that music currently in copyright cannot be performed at open rehearsals due to financial restrictions. And, as always, the rehearsals are at the discretion of the conductor – if the orchestra requires more work on one piece than another, or if they have reached a satisfactory level of rehearsal for the day, the rehearsal structure will change from what we are used to.

As soon as you note the open rehearsals listed in our newsletters and have checked that you are free, click on the RSVP link or phone the Box Office. There is nothing to stop you from accepting now for both events.

Please note that open rehearsals are for TSO Friends members only.

If you accept and then find you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office so they can free your seat to someone on the waiting list. Another Friend will be very grateful!

TSO Open Rehearsals Etiquette 

Please note that we ask you to observe the same etiquette as for any TSO concert.

  • Please ensure that mobile phones (or any devices that may create noise), are turned off – or in silent mode.
  • Please be punctual and gather in the foyer of the Federation Concert Hall, as latecomers cannot be seated.
  • You will be ushered to a seating area.  Once seated, please remain in your chosen seat

As this is a rehearsal, you may hear only parts of the concert program, rather than the full program; you may hear some parts several times, and some parts might be omitted, at the conductor’s discretion.

Additionally we request:

  • Please do not applaud.
  • Please do not enter or leave during the rehearsal
  • To RSVP for TSO Friends Open Rehearsals, email rsvp@tso.com.au or contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190

We hope that you enjoy the rehearsal.

2020 RACT Symphony under the Stars
Saturday February 22, 7pm
City Park, Launceston

Results of TSO Friends Raffle in Aid of Bushfire Relief, City Park, Launceston, drawn 22.02.2020:

1st prize: 1186
2nd prize: 0675
3rd prize: 2765
4th prize: 3598
5th prize: 2650
6th prize: 0132
7th prize: 0430

All prizes were collected by the ticket holders on the night of the draw. Thank you everyone for your support.

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