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2010

season

S e b a s t i a n L a n g - L e ss i n g Chief Conductor & Artistic Director


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The sound of a live symphony orchestra is like no other. It touches, energises and transports you in ways that words cannot describe. Our journey continues in 2010 with outstanding concerts featuring superb soloists in exciting programs. We welcome back cherished and much-loved artists – including pianist and conductor Howard Shelley in his 25th year with the TSO – and introduce a wealth of new talent. Most of all we welcome you, our audience. Whether you’re a newcomer to orchestral music or a longtime enthusiast, we invite you to experience the magnificent, incomparable sound of the TSO. Sebastian Lang-Lessing Chief Conductor & Artistic Director


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Contents The year at a glance

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Hobart

Master Series

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Maestro Series

8

Matinee Series

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Family Classics Series

11

Recital Series

13

Showtime Series

15

Special Events

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Launceston

19

Master Series

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Special Events

21

Burnie

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Sydney

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Booking Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pricing Schedule

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How to Book

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Terms and Conditions

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Seating Plans

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Support the TSO

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Orchestra

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TSO Partners

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The Year at a Glance

Date February

March

April

May June

July

time

series

13

7pm

H

17

7pm

SHW1

20

7pm

L

5

6pm

MAE1

venue

page

B&E Symphony under the Stars

title

TP

17

One More Time. The Whitlams with the TSO

WP

16

B&E Symphony under the Stars

CP

21

Maestro 1

FCH

8

19

8pm

HM1

Electrifying

FCH

5

20

8pm

LM1

Electrifying

AH

20

27

2.30pm

MAT1

Brilliant Performers

FCH

10

10

7pm

HM2

Creatures Great and Small

FCH

5

17

2.30pm

MAT2

22

7pm

B

Celebration of Strings

FCH

10

Dynamic Duo

BTH

22

23

7pm

LM2

Dynamic Duo

PT

20

24

7pm

HM3

Dynamic Duo

FCH

5

29

6pm

FC1

Peter and the Wolf

FCH

12

8

7pm

HM4

Baroque and More

FCH

5

18

7pm

SHW2

Classical Mystery Tour

WP

16

11

7pm

HM5

Howard Shelley 25th-Anniversary Concert

FCH

6

12

7pm

LM3

Howard Shelley 25th-Anniversary Concert

PT

20

19

7pm

HR1

Howard Shelley and Friends

FCH

14

10

2.30pm

MAT 3

The Lark Ascending

FCH

10

17

7pm

HM6

Viennese Classics

FCH

6

28

7pm

H

ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards Stage III

FCH

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Key to Series B: Burnie FC: Hobart Family Classics H: Hobart Special HM: Hobart Master Series HR: Hobart Recital Series

L: Launceston Special LM: Launceston Master Series MAE: Hobart Maestro MAT: Matinee Series SHW: Hobart Showtime Series SYD: Sydney


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Date August

September October

November

December

time

series

venue

page

4

6pm

FC2

Name that Tune!

title

FCH

12

13

7pm

HM7

Grand Concertos

FCH

6

19

7pm

H

The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein

FCH

18

21

2.30pm

L

The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein

AH

21

28

7pm

HM8

Fauré Requiem

FCH

6

3

6pm

MAE2

Maestro 2

FCH

8

18

7pm

HM9

Russian Romantics

FCH

7

2

7pm

H

TSO Gala Ball

WP

18

11

8pm

HM10

Classics Old and New

FCH

7

14

7pm

SYD

Classics Old and New

CRH

23

20

6pm

FC3

TSO Goes to the Opera

FCH

12

1

7pm

HR2

Best of Baroque

FCH

14

11

8pm

LM4

My Homeland

PT

21

13

2.30pm

MAT4

My Homeland

FCH

10

25

7pm

HR3

Bernd Glemser in Recital

HTH

14

27

8pm

HM11

Bernd’s Back!

FCH

7

29

8pm

HM12

New Worlds

FCH

7

30

8pm

LM5

New Worlds

AH

21

11

6pm

FC4

Christmas with the TSO

FCH

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Key to Venues AH: Albert Hall, Launceston BTH: Burnie Town Hall CP: City Park, Launceston CRH: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney FCH: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart HTH: Hobart Town Hall PT: Princess Theatre, Launceston TP: Tolosa Park, Glenorchy WP: Wrest Point, Hobart


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Hobart Master Series Outstanding conductors and soloists perform orchestral classics from all periods of music including Classical and Romantic symphonies, Baroque favourites, some of the most thrilling concertos ever written, superb works for choir and orchestra, and overtures of exceptional brilliance and colour. Please note that in March and OctoberDecember these concerts commence at 8pm, and April-September at 7pm. Venue: Federation Concert Hall Concert starting time: 8pm March and October – December 7pm April – September


Hobart master

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Friday 19 March 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Konstantin Shamray piano WAGNER The Flying Dutchman – Overture PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3 BRAHMS Symphony No 2 GALA opening CONCERT (black tie optional)

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Saturday 10 April 7pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Jian Wang cello WEBERN Variations SCHUMANN Cello Concerto BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus (excerpts)

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Saturday 24 April 7pm

Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor & violin Jürg Dähler viola MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K364 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4

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Saturday 8 May 7pm

Roy Goodman conductor Alison Balsom trumpet TORELLI Trumpet Concerto in D Major, Etienne Roger CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6/2 TIPPETT Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli HAYDN Trumpet Concerto HAYDN Symphony No 100, Military

Electrifying An electrifying season opener with Wagner’s thrilling Flying Dutchman overture, Brahms’ majestic Second Symphony and Prokofiev’s exhilarating Third Piano Concerto performed by Konstantin Shamray, winner of the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition.

Creatures Great and Small Beethoven’s youthful and passionate Creatures of Prometheus shares a program with Schumann’s poignant and expressive Cello Concerto – performed by outstanding soloist Jian Wang – and Webern’s airy and delicate Variations.

Dynamic Duo Conductor and violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky appears as co-soloist with acclaimed Swiss violist Jürg Dähler in Mozart’s grandly conceived Sinfonia Concertante – hear this dynamic duo in action and enjoy Beethoven’s spirited Fourth Symphony.

Baroque and More Renowned Baroque specialist Roy Goodman and sensational trumpeter Alison Balsom, Female Artist of the Year at the 2009 Classical Brit Awards, present a dazzling program of Baroque classics and more.

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Friday 11 June 7pm

Howard Shelley conductor & piano SCHUBERT Symphony No 5 RAVEL Mother Goose – Suite CHOPIN Piano Concerto No 1

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Saturday 17 July 7pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Piers Lane piano

HAYDN Symphony No 38 MOZART Piano Concerto No 21 K467, Elvira Madigan SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo and Finale BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn

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Friday 13 August 7pm

Marko Letonja conductor Feng Ning violin MARCH A Moon Falls and is Gone TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

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Saturday 28 August 7pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Sara Macliver soprano José Carbó baritone TSO Chorus STRAUSS Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme BOWMAN Song Cycle FAURÉ Requiem

Howard Shelley 25th-Anniversary Concert  oward Shelley has forged a special H relationship with Tasmanian audiences since making his TSO debut in 1985 – be part of the celebrations to mark 25 years of breathtaking concerts by this inspiring musician.

Viennese Classics Savour Mozart’s exquisite Elvira Madigan concerto – performed by celebrated pianist Piers Lane making his TSO debut – together with an early Haydn symphony, Brahms’ eloquent homage to Haydn and a superb Schumann rarity.

Grand Concertos Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Violin Concerto – here performed by master musician Feng Ning, who enraptured TSO audiences in 2009 – complements Bartók’s vivid and colourful Concerto for Orchestra, a masterwork of 20th-century music.

Fauré Requiem Be moved by the gentle and consoling strains of Fauré’s Requiem and be entertained by the sparkle and wit of Richard Strauss’ incidental music to Molière’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme.


Hobart master

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Saturday 18 September 7pm

Oleg Caetani conductor Alexey Yemtsov piano Members of the Australian Youth Orchestra RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony

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Monday 11 October 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Vadim Gluzman violin RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2 RAVEL Tzigane BEETHOVEN Symphony No 8

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Saturday 27 November 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Bernd Glemser piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 1 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 5

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Monday 29 November 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Bernd Glemser piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 2 DVORˇÁK Symphony No 9, From the New World

Russian Romantics Rachmaninov’s immortal Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s enthralling Manfred Symphony – inspired by Byron’s stirring dramatic poem –offer an exhilarating night of music and romance.

Classics Old and New Violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman astonishes and amazes in fiery masterpieces by Prokofiev and Ravel, and Sebastian Lang-Lessing energises Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and Beethoven’s glorious Eighth Symphony.

Bernd’s Back! Bernd Glemser makes a triumphant return to Tasmania following his sensational appearances in 2008 – don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the great pianists of our time perform Brahms’ sizzling First Piano Concerto.

New Worlds Bernd Glemser performs Brahms’ brilliant Second Piano Concerto and Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts Dvorˇák’s ever-popular New World symphony – voted Australia’s favourite symphony in ABC Classic FM’s nationwide poll.

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maestro

hobart maestro

Join Sebastian Lang-Lessing for a personal insight into some of his alltime orchestral favourites. Maestro Lang-Lessing will discuss symphonic classics by Schumann and Schubert and open your ears to the subtleties and complexities of these great works. Each concert will conclude with a complete performance of the featured symphony. Venue: Federation Concert Hall Concert starting time: 6pm

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Friday 5 March

Maestro 1

SCHUMANN Symphony No 2

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Friday 3 September

Maestro 2

SCHUBERT S ymphony in B Minor, Unfinished


hobart Matinee Series Experience the full range of symphonic classics with great conductors and brilliant soloists in the relaxed time-slot of 2.30pm on a Saturday afternoon. Venue: Federation Concert Hall Concert starting time: 2.30pm

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hobart Matinee

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Saturday 27 March

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Wendy Page horn Sue-Ellen Paulsen cello VERDI The Sicilian Vespers – Overture SCHUMANN a rr FAIRCHILD Adagio and Allegro LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 BERLIOZ Le Corsaire SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No 1 VERDI The Force of Destiny – Overture

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Saturday 17 April

Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor/director BACH arr SITKOVETSKY Goldberg Variations TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

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Saturday 10 July

Radoslaw Szulc conductor & violin MOZART Symphony No 25 K183 STANHOPE Fantasia on a Theme of Vaughan Williams VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4, Italian

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Saturday 13 November

Nicholas Milton conductor Jun Yi Ma violin SMETANA My Homeland – The Moldau MOZART Violin Concerto No 3 DVORˇÁK The Noonday Witch WEINER Hungarian Folksong Suite

Brilliant Performers Two of Verdi’s best-loved overtures bookend a program showcasing the brilliant talents of TSO musicians Wendy Page in Schumann’s lyrical Adagio and Allegro, and Sue-Ellen Paulsen in Saint-Saëns’ dramatic First Cello Concerto.

Celebration of Strings Hear Bach’s glorious Goldberg Variations as you’ve never heard it before – in Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s radiant orchestration for strings – and take pleasure in the beautiful melodies of Tchaikovsky’s enduring Serenade for Strings.

The Lark Ascending Vaughan Williams’ evocative Lark Ascending and Paul Stanhope’s inspiring tribute to Vaughan Williams stand beside Mozart’s tempestuous “little” G Minor Symphony and Mendelssohn’s sunny Italian symphony.

My Homeland The warmth and elegance of Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto contrasts with the haunting melodies and energetic rhythms of music inspired by the vibrant folk traditions of Central and Eastern Europe.


Hobart Family Classics series The ideal series for families and newcomers to orchestral music! Hear excerpts from the great classics in short, entertaining programs and be guided through each concert by an informative compere. Concerts commence at 6pm and as a special enticement, one adult ticket entitles two children under 16 to be admitted free! Venue: Federation Concert Hall Concert starting time: 6pm

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hobart family classics

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thursday 29 April

Kevin Field conductor Christopher Lawrence compere Robert Jarman narrator Program includes: PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf MUSSORGSKY Pictures from an Exhibition, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks RESPIGHI La Boutique Fantasque, Tarantella BIZET Children’s Games, Galop

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Wednesday 4 August

Stanley Dodds conductor Guy Noble compere Program includes: BEETHOVEN Symphony No 7 (excerpt) BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Playful Pizzicato CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6/10 LEOPOLD MOZART Toy Symphony MARSCHNER The Vampire – Overture

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Wednesday 20 October

Graham Abbott conductor Christopher Lawrence compere TSO Chorus Program includes: VERDI Nabucco, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves VERDI Aïda, Triumphal March and Chorus WAGNER Lohengrin, Wedding March and Chorus WEBER Der Freischütz, Hunting Chorus MASSENET Thaïs, Meditation

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Saturday 11 December

Brett Weymark conductor Christopher Lawrence compere TSO Chorus Program includes: HANDEL Messiah (excerpts) TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker (excerpts) CORELLI Christmas Concerto ANDERSON Sleigh Ride Silent Night, O Come all Ye Faithful, The First Nowell

Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has captivated and inspired audiences for generations – hear this orchestral classic afresh alongside other enthralling works that will stir your imagination and thrill your senses.

Name that Tune! Have you ever wanted to attend a concert in which some of classical music’s most appealing works are gathered together in one great extravaganza? Look no further!

TSO Goes to the Opera Enjoy rousing marches, magnificent choruses and gorgeous melodies – the very best that opera has to offer – in a special Family Classics concert that celebrates all things operatic. Bravo!

Christmas with the TSO Welcome the festive season with the TSO! Hear all your Christmas favourites and sing along too! A fun-filled event for all the family, Christmas with the TSO is a concert you won’t want to miss.


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Hobart Recital Series Join TSO players and distinguished guests as we perform chamber music, a Baroque program and a piano recital – music at its most intimate. Please note that the first two concerts will be held in Federation Concert Hall, the third in Hobart Town Hall. Concert starting time: 7pm


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Saturday 19 June

Howard Shelley piano Strings of the TSO SCHUMANN Piano Quintet Op 44 SCHUBERT Quintet D667, The Trout Venue: Federation Concert Hall

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Monday 1 November

Paul Wright director Strings and Winds of the TSO Program includes: BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe BWV 1060 CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D Major Op 6/7 BACH Orchestral Suite No 3, Air TELEMANN Don Quichotte TWV 55:G10

Howard Shelley and Friends A special concert to commemorate Howard Shelley’s 25th anniversary with the TSO – experience Howard up close and personal in chamber classics for piano and strings including Schubert’s celebrated Trout quintet.

Best of Baroque Acclaimed violinist Paul Wright directs a program of Baroque classics including Bach’s heavenly “Air on the G String”, Telemann’s whimsical Don Quichotte and Corelli’s exquisite D Major Concerto.

Venue: Federation Concert Hall

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Thursday 25 November

Bernd Glemser piano Program includes: BRAHMS Intermezzo Op 118/1 & 2 MENDELSSOHN Songs Without Words (excerpts) CHOPIN Ballade No 1 CHOPIN Nocturne Op 27/1 & 2 CHOPIN Mazurka Op 17/4 and Op 24/4 CHOPIN Scherzo No 4 Venue: Hobart Town Hall

Bernd Glemser in Recital Bernd Glemser’s 2008 Hobart recital was described by one concert-goer as “one of the most marvellous concerts I have ever attended” – get ready for more fireworks from this astonishingly gifted performer.


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Hobart showtime Series Big names from the world of show business join the TSO for concerts at Wrest Point packed with energy, pizzazz and sophistication. Venue: Wrest Point Entertainment Centre Concert starting time: 7pm


hobart Showtime

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Wednesday 17 February

One More Time. The Whitlams with the TSO

Benjamin Northey conductor The Whitlams After the phenomenal success in 2008 of the sold-out It’s Time. The Whitlams with the TSO, The Whitlams and the TSO team up for one more concert. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear one of the Australia’s favourite bands with the full backing of the TSO.

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Tuesday 18 May

Martin Herman conductor The “Fab Four” suddenly got a lot more fabulous! Hear Beatles classics performed by an internationally acclaimed tribute band supported by the TSO in orchestral arrangements that will make these enduring hits shine all the brighter.

Classical Mystery Tour


Hobart special events

Saturday 13 February

B&E Symphony under the Stars

Marc Taddei conductor Tim Cox compere

FREE EVENT Venue: Tolosa Park Glenorchy Time: 7pm Time: 7pm Summer just wouldn’t be summer without B&E Symphony under the Stars, the TSO’s free outdoor concert in Tolosa Park, Glenorchy. Gather family and friends, pack a picnic hamper and settle down for a night of great music in the great outdoors.

Wednesday 28 July

ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards Stage III

Kenneth Young conductor Venue: Federation Concert Hall Time: 7pm The best-value concert of the year! Hear the TSO and fresh, up-and-coming soloists at a fraction of the cost of a regular concert. Don’t miss the thrills and excitement of this once-a-year event!

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hobart special events

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Thursday 19 August

The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein Featuring Stars of the West End

Martin Yates conductor Jacqui Scott vocalist Simon Bowman vocalist Venue: Federation Concert Hall Time: 7pm Oh what a beautiful evenin’. Enjoy all your favourite hits from classic Rodgers and Hammerstein shows such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and The Sound of Music. Relive the golden age of the musical in this special one-off concert!

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Saturday 2 October

TSO Gala Ball

Venue: Wrest Point, Tasman Room Time: 6.30 for 7pm

Enjoy black-tie elegance, gourmet Tasmanian food and fine Tasmanian wine at the TSO Gala Ball. Dance to the live strains of the TSO and take part in the silent fundraising auction for your chance to win some great prizes. Whether you’re a couple, party of ten or corporate group, the TSO Gala Ball is the perfect occasion to wine, dine and dance in black-tie style. Book early to secure the best places at what promises to be the most glamorous event of 2010.


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Launceston Enjoy orchestral favourites at the TSO’s free outdoor concert B&E Symphony under the Stars, the traditional prelude to the Launceston season. Take advantage of great symphonies, concertos and overtures performed by celebrated international conductors and outstanding soloists in the fiveconcert Launceston Master Series . Please note that Master Series concerts commence at 8pm in March and October – December, and at 7pm April – September.


Launceston Master

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Saturday 20 March 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Konstantin Shamray piano WAGNER The Flying Dutchman – Overture PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3 BRAHMS Symphony No 2 Venue: Albert Hall GALA opening CONCERT (black tie optional)

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Friday 23 April 7pm

Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor & violin Jürg Dähler viola MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K364 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 Venue: Princess Theatre

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Saturday 12 June 7pm

Howard Shelley conductor & piano SCHUBERT Symphony No 5 RAVEL Mother Goose – Suite CHOPIN Piano Concerto No 1 Venue: Princess Theatre

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Thursday 11 November 8pm

Nicholas Milton conductor Jun Yi Ma violin SMETANA My Homeland – The Moldau MOZART Violin Concerto No 3 DVORˇÁK The Noonday Witch WEINER Hungarian Folksong Suite Venue: Princess Theatre

Electrifying An electrifying season opener with Wagner’s thrilling Flying Dutchman overture, Brahms’ majestic Second Symphony and Prokofiev’s exhilarating Third Piano Concerto performed by Konstantin Shamray, winner of the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition.

Dynamic Duo Conductor and violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky appears as co-soloist with acclaimed Swiss violist Jürg Dähler in Mozart’s grandly conceived Sinfonia Concertante – hear this dynamic duo in action and enjoy Beethoven’s spirited Fourth Symphony.

Howard Shelley 25th-Anniversary Concert Howard Shelley has forged a special relationship with Tasmanian audiences since making his TSO debut in 1985 – be part of the celebrations to mark 25 years of breathtaking concerts by this inspiring musician.

My Homeland The warmth and elegance of Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto contrasts with the haunting melodies and energetic rhythms of music inspired by the vibrant folk traditions of Central and Eastern Europe.


Launceston master and special events

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Tuesday 30 November 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Bernd Glemser piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 2 DVORˇÁK Symphony No 9, From the New World Venue: Albert Hall

Saturday 20 February

New Worlds Bernd Glemser performs Brahms’ brilliant Second Piano Concerto and Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts Dvorˇák’s ever-popular New World symphony – voted Australia’s favourite symphony in ABC Classic FM’s nationwide poll.

B&E Symphony under the Stars

Marc Taddei conductor Tim Cox compere FREE EVENT Venue: City Park Time: 7pm Summer just wouldn’t be summer without B&E Symphony under the Stars, the TSO’s free outdoor concert in City Park. Gather family and friends, pack a picnic hamper and settle down for a night of great music in the great outdoors.

Saturday 21 August Martin Yates conductor Jacqui Scott vocalist Simon Bowman vocalist Venue: Albert Hall Time: 2.30pm Enjoy all your favourite hits from classic Rodgers and Hammerstein shows such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and The Sound of Music. Relive the golden age of the musical in this special one-off concert!

The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein Featuring Stars of the West End

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Burnie

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It is with great pleasure that the TSO brings this concert of symphonic classics to NorthWest Tasmania. Experience the TSO in the hands of two brilliant international guest artists.

Thursday 22 April 7pm Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor & violin Jürg Dähler viola MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K364 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 Venue: Burnie Town Hall

Dynamic Duo Conductor and violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky appears as co-soloist with acclaimed Swiss violist Jürg Dähler in Mozart’s grandly conceived Sinfonia Concertante – hear this dynamic duo in action and enjoy Beethoven’s spirited Fourth Symphony.


sydney

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The TSO returns to Sydney for the sixth consecutive year for a concert at City Recital Hall Angel Place. Hear the orchestra under Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Chief Conductor & Artistic Director, and be dazzled by violinist Vadim Gluzman.

Thursday 14 October Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Vadim Gluzman violin RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2 RAVEL Tzigane BEETHOVEN Symphony No 8 Venue: City Recital Hall Angel Place Time: 7pm

Classics Old and New Violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman astonishes and amazes in fiery masterpieces by Prokofiev and Ravel, and Sebastian Lang-Lessing energises Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and Beethoven’s glorious Eighth Symphony.


booking information

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Frequently asked questions Q. Are there different ways to purchase tickets?

Q. Are there any special benefits to fixed package subscribers?

A. Y es, there are two distinctly different ways of attending TSO concerts.

A. Yes, fixed package subscribers can access discounted single ticket prices (Pricing Schedule 1) for any additional concerts they may wish to attend, either when subscribing or subsequently. Please identify yourself as a FIXED PACKAGE subscriber to TSO Box Office if purchasing later in the season.

1. S ubscribing – within this category one can purchase a fixed package (see Pricing Schedule Table 3); or have the flexibility of becoming a “Compose your own” package subscriber (minimum 6 concerts per individual) (Pricing Schedule Table 1). 2. Purchasing single ticket prices (Pricing Schedule 2).

Q. Are there different types of fixed packages? A. Y es, the following fixed packages are available for the 2010 season:

Hobart

1. Master + Matinee (16 concerts) – this is the complete Master series combined with the complete Matinee series – for the subscriber who does not wish to miss a single one of the TSO’s full-scale core concerts.

2. Master (12 concerts) – the complete Master series of evening concerts.

3. Matinee (4 concerts) – a mini series for those who prefer to enjoy an afternoon time-slot.

4. Family Classics (4 concerts) – a family-friendly introduction to the joys of classical music. Launceston

1. Master + Special (6 concerts) – this comprises five traditional symphony concerts plus the Special The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein featuring Stars of the West End. 2. Master (5 concerts) – the complete core symphony series as performed in Launceston.

Fixed package subscribers also retain the same seats if renewing to an identical package and submitting their booking form before the closing date for this category (25 November).

Q. Do flexible package subscribers retain the same seats? A. No, although we will do our best to ensure flexible package (“Compose your own”) subscribers are allocated seating as close to that which they have been allocated in the previous season, we cannot guarantee any particular seating for this category of subscriber.

Q. I wish to support the TSO by buying tickets, but am unable to commit to specific dates at this point. Is there anything for me? A. Yes – by purchasing a TSO voucher (minimum value $200, available in increments of $100) you can redeem it for concerts of your choice at your leisure. This entitles you to all the benefits of being a flexible package subscriber.

Q. Can flexible package subscribers also access discounted single tickets? A. Yes, there is a discount (approximately 5%). The prices are not published in this brochure.


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Q. Are there other benefits which apply to all subscribers? A. Y es – all subscribers enjoy significant savings compared to the price of single tickets. For example, purchase a full Master and Matinee Series package and save up to 20% on the cost of a single ticket. They also access the following:

Priority seating Season ticket holders receive booking priority for all TSO special events.

Complimentary programs Receive free of charge the informative program booklet for each of the Master and Matinee concerts booked. Please present your program voucher at the concert.

Complimentary ticket exchange For subscribers taking a package of 10 or more concerts, all ticket exchanges (up to a maximum of 10) will be processed free of charge.

Newsletter posted to you TSOvertures keeps you up-to-date with the latest happenings at the TSO.

Ticket discounts with other Australian orchestras Take advantage of special rates on selected events with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Queensland Orchestra. For further details visit the TSO website or call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

Discounts on CDs and other merchandise from the TSO Box Office Enjoy a 10% discount on all merchandise from the TSO Box Office.

Complimentary glass of wine When dining at Mures Upper and Lower Deck before or after a concert, present your TSO ticket and receive a complimentary glass of wine.

Discounts to Musica Viva Tasmania concerts Discounts are available for Musica Viva Tasmania concerts. Hobart Town Hall events only (5% discount).


Pricing schedule Table 1

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Discounted Single Ticket Prices Use this table to calculate your costs if you are composing your own package (minimum 6 concerts) or adding additional concerts to your fixed package. Series

ADULT

CONCESSION

Hobart

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Student

Master 1 and 9

$78

$66

$56

$72

$56

$44

$19

Other Master concerts

$70

$59

$51

$66

$51

$40

$19

Matinee

$70

$59

$51

$66

$51

$40

$19

Showtime

$78

$66

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Special: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein

$78

$66

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

(Bronze)

Special Young Performers Awards

one price only – $20

TSO Ball

one price only – $189 UNRESERVED

ADULT

CONCESSION

STUDENT

Maestro

$36

$29

$19

Hobart Recital

$51

$41

$19

UNRESERVED Adult

standard Family 1+2 $35

Family 2+4 $70

Concession Family Family 1+2 2+4 $28 $56

Adult $28

Student

Family Classics

$35

Launceston

A Reserve

B Reserve

A Reserve

B Reserve

(B Reserve)

Master 1

$66

$56

$56

$44

$19

Master 2-5

$59

$51

$51

$40

$19

Special: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein

$66

$56

n/a

n/a

n/a

ADULT

Regional

$19

CONCESSION Student

ADULT

CONCESSION

STUDENT

$51

$40

$19

ONE RESERVE ONLY Burnie

ADULT Sydney

CONCESSION

Premium

A Reserve

B Reserve

Premium

A Reserve

B Reserve

$95

$75

$46

n/a

$58

$28


Pricing schedule Table 2

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Standard single ticket prices Use this table to purchase tickets to individual concerts from the TSO Box Office after January 2010.

Series

ADULT

CONCESSION Student

Hobart

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Master 1 and 9

$87

$73

$62

$80

$62

$49

$21

Other Master concerts

$78

$66

$57

$73

$57

$44

$21

Matinee

$78

$66

$57

$73

$57

$44

$21

Showtime

$87

$73

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Special: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein

$87

$73

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

(Bronze)

Special Young Performers Awards

one price only – $20

TSO Ball

one price only – $210 UNRESERVED

ADULT

CONCESSION

STUDENT

Maestro

$40

$32

$21

Hobart Recital

$57

$45

$21

UNRESERVED Adult

standard Family 1+2 $39

Family 2+4 $78

Concession Family Family 1+2 2+4 $31 $62

Adult $31

Student

Family Classics

$39

Launceston

A Reserve

B Reserve

A Reserve

B Reserve

(B Reserve)

Master 1

$73

$62

$62

$49

$21

Master 2-5

$66

$57

$57

$44

$21

Special: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein

$73

$62

n/a

n/a

n/a

ADULT

Regional

$21

CONCESSION Student

ADULT

CONCESSION

STUDENT

$57

$44

$21

ONE RESERVE ONLY Burnie

ADULT Sydney

CONCESSION

Premium

A Reserve

B Reserve

Premium

A Reserve

B Reserve

$105

$83

$51

n/a

$64

$31


Pricing schedule Table 3

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Fixed package prices Use this table to calculate the cost of your subscriber package.

No. of concerts

Series Hobart Master+Matinee Master Matinee

16 12 4

UNRESERVED Family Classics

CONCESSION

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Student

$1013 $808 $280

$856 $684 $236

$738 $585 $204

$946 $756 $264

$738 $585 $204

$571 $453 $160

$269 $216 $76

standard Family Family 1+2 2+4 $140 $140 $280

Adult 4

ADULT A Reserve B Reserve

Launceston Master+Special Master

ADULT

Adult $112

CONCESSION Family Family 1+2 2+4 $112 $224

A Reserve

CONCESSION B Reserve

(Bronze)

Student $76

Student

(B Reserve)

6

$368

$316

$316

$248

$114

5

$302

$260

$260

$204

$95

Purchasing one of the above fixed packages or a “Compose your own� package (minimum 6 concerts) entitles you to the benefits of becoming a TSO subscriber.


How to Book

If you are renewing your package

Missing tickets

Please fill in the personalised renewal form included with the brochure. If you have not received your personalised renewal form, please call 1800 001 190.

If you misplace your season tickets please contact the TSO Box Office to arrange replacements. If you forget your tickets on the day of the performance please come to the Box Office at the venue one hour before the concert and you will be issued documentation to enable you to gain access to the concert.

If you are booking a package for the first time Please fill in the booking form included in this brochure. Select the type and number of fixed packages you would like, or if you are booking a flexible package please write down the number of tickets you require in the boxes corresponding to individual concerts (see Table 1 for prices).

Concessions Full-time students, Australian social security card holders and Veterans’ Affairs pensioners are eligible for concession package prices. Seniors Card holders are not eligible for concession prices except in the Matinee and Family Classics series. To claim a concession, please enclose photocopied proof with your booking form.

Seating preference If you are booking for the first time please indicate in which section of the hall you would prefer to be seated.

Ticket exchange As a season ticket holder you can exchange tickets to any equal value seat at any concert in the TSO season, subject to availability. Each ticket exchange incurs a service charge of $5.50. (NB: subscribers purchasing individual packages of 10 or more concerts are exempt from this charge.)

Submit your season booking Post: TSO Subscriptions GPO Box 1450 Hobart TAS 7001 Phone: 1800 001 190 In person: TSO Box Office Federation Concert Hall 1 Davey Street, Hobart

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Terms and Conditions Processing of season ticket applications Seating will be allocated strictly in date order of receipt within each season ticket category. The categories are prioritised as follows: • Renewing fixed package season ticket holders • R  enewing fixed package season ticket holders requesting seating changes • N  ew applicants for fixed package season tickets • R  enewing flexible package season ticket holders without changes • R  enewing flexible package season ticket holders requesting changes

Other important information The following are the general terms and conditions applying to the purchase of tickets to TSO performances. By forwarding a season ticket application, it is understood that you have accepted the terms and conditions. If you acquire tickets on behalf of anyone else you will be deemed to have agreed to these terms on your behalf as well as agent for them. • T here will be no refunds or exchanges except as outlined in these terms and conditions. • A  ny advertised ticket prices are valid until 31 December 2010.

• New applicants for flexible packages

• T SO reserves the right to vary, substitute or withdraw advertised programs, artists, venues and seating arrangements.

Requests for a seating change must be in writing and lodged with the subscription renewal form. Changes, where possible, will be done in strict date order of receipt.

• T SO is not liable to you for any claims, damages, compensation, losses or expenses as a result of a TSO performance being cancelled, postponed or changed.

Payment by cheque, money order or credit card must accompany your application, or cash if your application is lodged in person at the TSO Box Office in Hobart (Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey Street – in the Hotel Grand Chancellor complex).

• Y ou acknowledge you are responsible for your own safety and property, and the safety and property of any person accompanying you.

Flexible payment option You can pay for your season tickets by credit card in five equal instalments. These deductions take place on the 15th day of every month commencing in February 2010, and concluding in June 2010. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to take advantage of this option.

• P atrons arriving late will not be admitted into the venue’s auditorium until there is a suitable break in the performance. For a full listing of all conditions and terms relating to the purchase of tickets to TSO events, please visit www.tso.com.au


Seating Plans Federation Concert Hall Hobart (Master/Matinee concerts only – balconyFederation is notConcert openhall for Matinee)

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Wrest Point Hobart

Balcony Balcony BRONZE SILVER SILVER

B RESERVE GOLD

Stalls BRONZE SILVER

SILVER TASMAN ROOM

BRONZE SILVER

BRONZE

GOLD

GOLD

GOLD

SILVER

SILVER

SILVER

Stalls

BRONZE

A RESERVE SEATING

DISABLED

STAGE

Federation Concert Hall STAGE

Concert hall Special: The World Federation of Rodgers and Hammerstein only Balcony Balcony

STAGE

STAGE

SILVER SILVER

GOLD

SILVER

SILVER

Stalls SILVER TASMAN ROOM

GOLD

GOLD

GOLD

SILVER

STAGE STAGE


seating plans

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princess theatre Launceston

Albert Hall Launceston Albert Hall Upper level

Balcony B RESERVE

B RESERVE

Balcony B RESERVE

A RESERVE

Albert Hall Lower level

STAGE STAGE PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON

Stalls

Lower Level

B RESERVE A RESERVE A RESERVE B RESERVE

STAGE

STAGE


Support the TSO Private giving The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra welcomes the generosity of its philanthropic donors. Giving programs include Chair Sponsorships, TSO Patrons, Name a Seat in Federation Concert Hall and the TSO Foundation. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Play your part in helping the TSO to fulfil its vision to become one of the world’s great small orchestras. To discuss philanthropy options, please contact Lisa Harris on (03) 6232 4414 or email harrisl@tso.com.au.

Friends of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (FOTSO) Share your love of orchestral music with like-minded friends and help strengthen relationships between the TSO and the community by becoming a member of Friends of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (FOTSO). Membership rates Single $35 ($22 concession) Couple $48 ($33 concession) Life (single) $350 ($220 concession) Life (couple) $480 ($330 concession) Members enjoy access to TSO rehearsals and members-only social events. Call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Holdings Limited (TSOH) You can show your support for the TSO by signing up as a member of Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Holdings Limited (TSOH), a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. TSOH is the holding company of Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd. Membership costs $20 per annum and is open to all Australian residents. By becoming a member of TSOH you will be standing up as an advocate for the orchestra, will have the right to be involved in the election of the Board and will be entitled to stand for the Board. You will also receive the TSO’s annual report. To request a membership form, please contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or email boxoffice@tso.com.au.

Chair Sponsors GHD Chief Conductor Mike and Carole Ralston Concertmaster R H O’Connor Associate concertmaster John and Jo Strutt Principal viola Richard and Gill Ireland Principal cello Patricia Leary Principal double bass Melanie Godfrey-Smith Principal oboe Julia Farrell Principal bassoon Alan and Hilary Wallace Rank and file bassoon Mr Kenneth von Bibra AM and Mrs Berta von Bibra OAM Principal horn Joy Selby Smith Principal trumpet John and Marilyn Canterford Principal timpani Dr and Mrs Michael Treplin Principal harp

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violin

viola

double bass

Jun Yi Ma Concertmaster Elinor Levy Associate Concertmaster Lucy Carrig Jones Principal Second Vacancy Principal First Rohana Brown Miranda Carson Yue-Hong Cha Cherelle Gadge Anthea Hetherington Michael Johnston Christine Lawson Susanna Lazaroff Alison Lazaroff-Somssich Christopher Nicholas

Janet Rutherford* Charlotte Burbrook de Vere Rodney McDonald William Newbery Anna Roach

Stuart Thomson* Michael Fortescue Stephen Martin

cello Sue-Ellen Paulsen* Ivan James Martin Penicka Brett Rutherford

flute Douglas Mackie* Lloyd Hudson

oboe David Nuttall* Dinah Woods


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clarinet

trumpet

timpani

Duncan Abercromby* Chris Waller

Yoram Levy* Vacancy

Matthew Goddard*

bassoon

trombone

Lisa Storchheim* John Panckridge

Donald Bate* Liam O’Malley

horn

bass trombone

Wendy Page* Roger Jackson* Greg Stephens Vacancy

Robert Clark*

tuba Timothy Jones*

percussion Gary Wain*

harp Vacancy *principal player


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TSO partners CORE PUBLIC SUPPORT

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for Tourism and the Arts, and the Tasmanian Icon Program.

Premier PARTNERS

MAJOR PARTNERS


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LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

PARTNERS

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

WE ALSO WISH TO THANK Cazaly Club Fitness, Foot & Playsted Fine Printers, Fotso, Xerox Shop Tasmania.


Š 2009 Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd ABN 81 088 230 184 The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has the right to vary, without notice, programs, artists and/or venues as may become necessary. All transactions are final and refunds are not available. All details are correct at time of printing. PRIVACY STATEMENT: The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will collect confidential information from you from time to time. This information will be for ticketing and TSO use only. To obtain a copy of the TSO’s privacy policy, please visit www.tso.com.au or contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

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