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.

TSO Friends Quiz Night

This popular evening, one of TSO Friends’ annual fundraising events for the TSO, will be held in the TSO Studio on Saturday 25 May, 6.30 for 7.00pm.

Entry is through the main foyer.

Cost is $25 per person, which includes supper. Pay on entry.

Invite your friends to make up a table of 8-10 people, or come and join a mixed table and make new friends. 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 by Monday 20 May.

Meet the Viola

Sunday 11 August:  Meet the Viola
TSO Studio, 2.30pm

Meet Principal Viola Stefanie Farrands, returning to the TSO after an exciting 2018.

RSVP to TSO Box Office 1800 001 190 or rsvp@tso.com.au  by Thursday 8 August.

Open Rehearsal Nordic Spirit

Open Rehearsal Master 8

Friday 9 August
Federation Concert Hall

Eivind Aadland conductor
Javier Perianes piano

TSO Friends 2020 TSO Season Preview

Monday 23 September:  TSO Friends 2020 TSO Season Preview

with Simon Rogers, Director Artistic Planning,

Open Rehearsal Rach 2

Open Rehearsal Special 3

Friday 6 December
Federation Concert Hall

Johannes Fritzsch conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


We look forward to welcoming you to an Open Rehearsal. 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 rehearsalTo 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.

2019 PAST EVENT Meet the Contrabassoon

Meet the Contrabassoon
Sunday 12 May

TSO Green Room, 2.30pm

Come along and hear John Panckridge’s tales of the orchestra and contrabassoon.

Lucky door prizes and afternoon tea.

to TSO Box Office by Thursday 9 May    



2019 PAST EVENT Annual General Meeting of TSO Friends

The Annual General Meeting of TSO Friends Inc will be held Sunday 17 March at 2.30pm in the TSO Green Room at the Federation Concert Hall, Hobart.

Please enter by the TSO entrance at the corner of Macquarie and Evans Streets.

The meeting will include the traditional musical treat by members of the TSO and will be followed by refreshments.

Click here to download more information and the nomination sheet.

RSVP by Friday 11 March.

2019 PAST EVENT Open Rehearsal Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Master 2

Friday 8 March
Federation Concert Hall

Giordano Bellincampi conductor 
Benjamin Beilman violin

2019 PAST EVENT RACT Symphony Under the Stars

Of course the splendid RACT Symphony Under the Stars concerts on Saturday 16 February in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Saturday 23 February in City Park, Launceston are a perfect start to the 2019 season.

Hobart Raffle Winners

First prize:            3258
Second prize:       2985
Third prize:           3255
Fourth prize:        3892
Fifth prize:            1554
Sixth prize:            2868
Seventh prize:       3417


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