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W ELCOME

A live performance by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is an intensely personal experience. It affects each member of the audience differently; a unique interpretation of what we hear, see and feel. This sensory connection is what makes live orchestral experiences so remarkably powerful. For some people, music might be felt as an intense prickling of the skin. For others, the orchestra transforms into a tangible presence, filling the concert hall with its energy. Compositions can even appear as explosions of colour and movement, an involuntary response to sound. Our 2017 season is a vibrant collection of performances, each bringing its own mood and emotion. Bursting with colour is Carmen, which builds on our recent opera-in-concert initiatives. We celebrate the genius of Rachmaninov in two concerts showcasing all four of his piano concertos, and audience favourite Karen Gomyo returns to perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1. In a number of concerts, we will be shining the spotlight on principal players from within the orchestra. Stepping up to the role of soloist, these musicians are identified in the following pages by the symbol §. I invite you to create your own interpretation of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 season by experiencing our exceptional program for yourself.

Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director


B EE THOVEN’S NINTH

MASTER 1

Powerful, moving and uplifting Marko Letonja conductor Valda Wilson soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Henry Choo tenor James Clayton bass TSO Chorus IVES The Unanswered Question BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9

Beethoven’s Ninth is powerful, moving and uplifting. Its joyous message of human benevolence is as relevant today as it was two hundred years ago. A musical game changer, Beethoven’s Ninth presents the massed forces of a large orchestra, choir and vocal soloists in a spectacle for the eyes and ears. Marko Letonja conducts this inspiring, season opening concert.

Saturday 4 March 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Insurance salesman by day and composer by night, Charles Ives is one of music’s true originals. In his short orchestral work The Unanswered Question, Ives brings separate instrumental groups into a conversation where the parties never quite reach an agreement. Ives’s enigmatic and captivating work counterposes the universal human ideals of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. * There will be no interval for this concert.

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ODE TO NELLIE MELBA

Nellie Melba 1898 by Ernest Walter Histed. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Friday Friday 10 March 17 March 7.30pm 7.30pm Federation Burnie Concert Hall Town Hall Hobart Saturday Thursday 18 March 16 March 7.30pm 7.30pm Gaiety Albert Hall Theatre Launceston Zeehan*

Before there was The Voice, there was “The Voice”, as Dame Nellie Melba was known to describe herself. Famous from St Petersburg to San Francisco, the Melbourne-born soprano was idolised in the theatre and mobbed on the street. A celebrity who enjoyed all the trappings of superstardom – seven kings and queens attended one of her gala performances; a dessert was created in her honour – Nellie Melba basked in the spotlight at Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, La Scala and…Hobart City Hall, Launceston’s Albert Hall and Zeehan’s Gaiety Theatre.

HOBART SPECIAL 1 LAUNCESTON 1/REGIONAL

Marko Letonja conductor Lorina Gore soprano

Stunning Australian soprano Lorina Gore performs Nellie Melba’s signature arias, including “Caro nome” from Rigoletto, the “Jewel Song” from Faust, the “Waltz Song” from Roméo et Juliette, and lots more. The diva on the hundred dollar note comes to life in this sumptuous tribute concert. Nellie Melba captured the hearts of the nation. Lorina Gore as Nellie Melba will capture yours too. * The Zeehan concert consists of Lorina Gore with piano accompanist Jennifer Marten-Smith.

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THE RITE OF SPRING Striking colours, brutal harmonies MASTER 2

Marko Letonja conductor Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) LIGETI Lontano RICHARD STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra STRAVINKSY Le sacre du printemps

Several Circles by Wassily Kandinsky

Friday 24 March 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps – or, to use its English title, The Rite of Spring – arrived like a thunderclap in Paris in 1913, provoking a riot that has gone down in the annals of music history. Its pulsating rhythms, striking colours and brutal harmonies have lost none of their power to shock, but audiences today are more likely to be invigorated rather than outraged by the work’s seismic energy. Also shocking in its own way is Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, a work composed in 1896 and, in the words of the composer, “Dedicated to the 20th Century”. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, Also sprach Zarathustra was used to spectacular effect as the title music in Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ligeti likewise won a whole new audience for himself thanks to 2001. Lontano is like a mirage – sounds appear from nowhere, float dreamily and disappear into the ether. Music meets metaphysics in this strange and haunting work.

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FAMILY CLASSICS 1

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The Sneetches and Tubby the Tuba Thursday 30 March 6pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Sneetches are curious two-legged creatures from the fecund imagination of Dr Seuss. In this witty and wise tale – accompanied here by a specially written orchestral score – prejudices within the Sneetch community are shown to be based upon shallow preconceptions. There’s a message here for us humans! Your children will be captivated by the music and uplifted by the storytelling. In a similar vein, Tubby the Tuba, which also combines music and narration, reminds us that each individual has a unique role to play. It’s just a question of discovering what that role is! Hobart actor Jeff Michel narrates these heart-warming and witty fables of diversity, tolerance and acceptance. The music, it goes without saying, is entrancing. Recommended for children aged 6 and above.


THE TRUE ROMANTICS Schubert + Bruckner MASTER 3

Johannes Fritzsch conductor Australian String Quartet SCHUBERT Rosamunde (excerpts) HINDSON The Rave and the Nightingale BRUCKNER Symphony No 6

Friday 7 April 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

What sort of music would Schubert write if he were alive today? That is the question posed by Australian composer Matthew Hindson in The Rave and the Nightingale, a work that incorporates Schubert’s String Quartet No 15 – performed here by the acclaimed Australian String Quartet – with original music by Hindson. Given Schubert’s skills as a songwriter, Hindson wonders whether 21st-century Schubert would find inspiration in today’s popular genres. Schubert goes clubbing in The Rave and the Nightingale. The play Rosamunde enjoyed a very short life in the theatre but Schubert’s charming incidental music – written in the space of only a few days – has long been the composer’s most enduring music for the stage. Much larger in scope is Bruckner’s magisterial Symphony No 6. Bruckner was in awe of Beethoven and devoted to Wagner and combines in his music the grandeur of the former and the rapture of the latter.

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B EE THOVEN’S E ROICA

MASTER 4

Breaking up with Bonaparte Rory Macdonald conductor Boris Giltburg piano

Beethoven threw away the rule book when he composed his Symphony No 3. Originally intended as a tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte, the symphony was subsequently given the appellation “Eroica” (i.e. heroic) when Beethoven, disgusted by Napoleon’s imperial ambitions, tore up the dedication sheet. One could hardly look for a more powerful example of the intersection between music and politics and the assertive position taken by a creative individual. The Eroica is passionate, raw and forceful. Boris Giltburg, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013, makes his TSO debut as soloist in Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No 23, a work that traverses a whole universe of human emotions within its three captivating movements. Conductor Rory Macdonald, who is in demand throughout the world, also makes his first appearance with the TSO in this concert. He opens the program with the award-winning Habits of Creatures by Australian composer James Ledger.

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Friday 5 May 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Napoleon crosses the St Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Malmaison), 1801.

LEDGER Habits of Creatures MOZART Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 3, Eroica


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Thursday 11 May 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Friday 12 May 7.30pm Princess Theatre Launceston

Emma McGrath director & violin § Elinor Lea violin §

HOBART BAROQUE 1 LAUNCESTON 2

VIVALDI Concerto in G, RV151, Alla rustica VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV522 (from L’estro armonico) VIVALDI Concerto in A, RV158 VIVALDI Violin Concerto in A minor, RV356 (from L’estro armonico) RICHTER Recomposed: Vivaldi The Four Seasons

There’s a vitality to Vivaldi’s music that modern audiences find thrilling. Rhythmically vigorous and harmonically compelling, Vivaldi’s concertos unfurl according to their own inner logic, offering beauty of form and beauty of sound. They are also glittering showpieces for the violin, as you will hear in this concert when Emma McGrath takes on the dual role of director and soloist and teams up with Elinor Lea in the Concerto for Two Violins in A minor. Taking his cue from what precisely is so modern about Vivaldi’s music – the patterned motifs, propulsive rhythms and forceful bass lines – contemporary composer Max Richter reimagines Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Recomposed, a stunning deconstruction of Vivaldi’s classic that has wowed audiences throughout the world. Richter simultaneously pays homage to The Four Seasons and fashions something impressive, radiant and new.

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FO UR SEASO NS


A NG E L A H E WI T T IN R E C I TAL

Solo recital

Co-presented with Musica Viva Tasmania

JS BACH Partita No 1 in B flat JS BACH Partita No 4 in D SCARLATTI Sonatas (selection) RAVEL Sonatine CHABRIER Bourrée fantasque

HOBART RECITAL

Saturday 13 May 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Few pianists have developed such a strong affinity with the music of JS Bach as Angela Hewitt. Described by the Sunday Times as “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation”, Angela Hewitt commences this recital with two of Bach’s most resplendent keyboard works before delving into music by Bach’s illustrious contemporary, Domenico Scarlatti. Neoclassical works by Ravel and Chabrier complement the Baroque repertoire: the exquisite Sonatine and coruscating Bourrée fantasque.

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S I R S C A L LY WAG AND THE GOLDEN U N D E R PA N T S If you think that losing a sock in the wash is a big deal, spare a thought for poor King Colin who has lost his golden underpants, the source of all his power. A king without power (and a cold bottom) is not a good thing, so six-year-old Sir Scallywag and his loyal steed Doofus are summoned to put things right. Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants, by award-winning children’s author Giles Andreae, comes to life in a concert that combines music, storytelling and projected images. Music educator and composer Paul Rissman narrates this tale of courage and determination. Will Sir Scallywag survive his quixotic quest? Will King Colin be reunited with the royal undergarment? Come along and find out but be warned: concert includes audience participation! Recommended for children aged 6 and above.

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Tuesday 16 May 6pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart


THE CALM I N G SEA

MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage KERRY Captain Flinders’ Musick WAGNER Siegfried Idyll SCHUMANN Symphony No 1, Spring

Saturday 27 May 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

MATINEE 1

Clemens Schuldt conductor Alison Mitchell flute

Gordon Kerry’s flute concerto, Captain Flinders’ Musick, was inspired by navigator and cartographer Matthew Flinders who, in addition to his maritime skills, was an amateur flautist. Kerry’s work evokes Flinders’ voyages of discovery and pays homage to the music that Flinders very likely played on those long journeys. The concerto was written for the soloist in this concert, distinguished artist Alison Mitchell. Mendelssohn was likewise inspired by ocean-going travel in his illustrative concert overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. A personal friend of Robert Schumann, Mendelssohn conducted the first performance of Schumann’s Spring Symphony, a work that brims with hope, optimism and the promise of new life. New life also informs Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, a gift from the composer to his wife, Cosima, in thanks for the safe arrival of their baby boy, Siegfried.

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BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL

MASTER 5

Johannes Debus conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello DEAN Pastoral Symphony SCHUMANN Cello Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6, Pastoral

Friday 2 June 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart Welcome to the great outdoors. Beethoven loved to wander through the countryside outside Vienna and in his Pastoral Symphony paid homage to nature’s revitalising pleasures. Australian composer Brett Dean is likewise a fan of the natural world but is mindful of the destructive influence of humankind. His Pastoral Symphony, which includes recorded sounds of native birds, takes its inspiration from the Australian bush but also sounds a note of warning about contemporary society’s precarious relationship with nature. At what point does paradise become paradise lost? Like many composers of the post-Beethoven generation, Schumann felt he had much to live up to. His Cello Concerto strikes the perfect balance between Beethovenian rigour, dramatic tension and heartfelt emotion. A gifted composer for the human voice, Schumann makes the cello sing in all its magnificent glory. Don’t miss extraordinary talent Daniel Müller-Schott making his TSO debut.

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James Feddeck conductor Andrew Seymour clarinet § Tahnee van Herk bassoon § SCHUBERT Symphony No 8, Unfinished RICHARD STRAUSS Duett-Concertino GRENFELL Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon COPLAND Appalachian Spring – Suite

Don’t be put off by the nickname “Unfinished”. Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony is one of the composer’s finest creations, packing a whole world of Romantic fervour into its two superbly crafted movements. In 1944 composer Aaron Copland and dancer Martha Graham created Appalachian Spring, a ballet that enacts scenes from American pioneer life and includes among its melodies the well-known Shaker song “Simple Gifts”. An instant classic, Appalachian Spring went on to win a Pulitzer Prize, cementing Copland’s already significant reputation. The Appalachian Spring – Suite draws from the ballet’s principal episodes, capturing both the choreographic vitality and the tender moments of this great American work. Richard Strauss’s Duett-Concertino for clarinet, bassoon, strings and harp dates from his so-called “Indian summer” period, the final years of his life when he produced some of his most rapturous music, including the Oboe Concerto and the Four Last Songs. The Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon by Hobart-based composer Maria Grenfell, here receiving its first performance, has been specially commissioned to complement the Strauss Duett-Concertino.

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Sunday 25 June 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart


FIR EWOR KS

PURCELL (arr Egarr) King Arthur – Suite LAWES Fantasia in C HANDEL Arias HANDEL Royal Fireworks Music

Friday 7 July 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart Saturday 8 July 7.30pm Albert Hall Launceston

HOBART BAROQUE 2 LAUNCESTON 3

Richard Egarr conductor Sara Macliver soprano Yoram Levy trumpet §

This concert guarantees fireworks in every respect with Handel’s celebratory Royal Fireworks Music – one of the glittering jewels of the Baroque – and sparkling arias from Giulio Cesare, Alcina and Samson, including “Let the bright Seraphim”, sung by Sara Macliver. Before Handel took London by storm, the British capital was in thrall to the music of Purcell, King Arthur being one of his finest and most popular works. Conducting the ensemble is Richard Egarr, Music Director of the renowned Academy of Ancient Music, making a welcome and much anticipated return visit to the TSO.

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RAC HMANI NOV P IA NO CONCER TOS

DEBUSSY Printemps RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 1 RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 2

Saturday 15 July 7.30pm

DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 3 RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 4

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Alexander Shelley conductor Howard Shelley piano

“I love Rachmaninov, I love Tasmania and the TSO, and of course I love my son, so I cannot imagine a more thrilling and satisfying project than performing these sensational works in Federation Concert Hall, a home away from home.”

Howard Shelley

HOBART SPECIAL 2 & 3

Thursday 13 July 7.30pm

Here’s a formidable proposition: all four piano concertos by Rachmaninov in the space of only a few days. Taking on this gargantuan task is father and son team, Howard and Alexander Shelley. With a lifetime’s experience of performing and recording the concertos of Rachmaninov, Howard Shelley is attuned to the fervour, muscularity and brilliance of this most pianistic of composers. No stranger to playing the Rachmaninov concertos as a cycle, Howard nonetheless has never performed them complete with his son, Alexander, as conductor. Since winning the Leeds Conductors Competition in 2005, Alexander Shelley has been a maestro in demand and currently holds leading positions in Europe and North America, including Music Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Rachmaninov’s blistering works in close proximity. A daunting proposition for the performers but exhilarating for the audience. Be part of it.

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CO LO UR S OF T H E EAS T MASTER 6

Scheherazade + more Marko Letonja conductor Alina Ibragimova violin SCULTHORPE Sun Music II BARTÓK Violin Concerto No 2 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

The exotic element is likewise prevalent in Bartók’s Violin Concerto No 2, a work which draws its inspiration from Eastern European folk music. One of the great violin concertos of the 20th century, Bartók’s Concerto No 2 is exuberant and introspective, multicoloured and mesmerizing. It finds its perfect exponent in soloist Alina Ibragimova.

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Friday 4 August 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart Scheherazade by Sophie Gengembre Anderson

Just as painters work with a varied palette, composers utilise a whole range of tone colours when writing for orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov was one of the most brilliant orchestrators of all and in Scheherazade, a symphonic suite based upon tales from The Arabian Nights, he applies colour, light, shade, depth and texture with the proficiency of an Old Master. Peter Sculthorpe turned to the traditional music of Bali when seeking inspiration for Sun Music II. Like Scheherazade, Sun Music II inhabits a world of sight and sound, colour and imagination.


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CARMEN

Elena Maximova as Carmen© ROH. Photographer Catherine Ashmore

Marko Letonja conductor Elena Maximova Carmen Marcelo Puente Don José Teddy Tahu Rhodes Escamillo Emma Pearson Micaëla Shane Lorenchev Zuniga Samuel Dundas Moralès/Le Dancaïre Kathryn Radcliffe Frasquita Sally-Anne Russell Mercédès Jonathan Abernethy Le Remendado TSO Chorus

Saturday 12 August 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Presented in association with

HOBART SPECIAL 4

Concert performance

The dusty backstreets of Seville, the smugglers’ hideaway, the boisterous bullring…Carmen comes to life in this concert performance of Bizet’s gritty and powerful opera. Packed with incredibly popular set pieces – Carmen’s hot-blooded “Habanera”, Don José’s sensitive “Flower Song”, Escamillo’s swaggering “Toreador Song” – Carmen is an opera that remains as fresh and vital today as when it was first written. Conductor Marko Letonja has assembled an all-star cast including Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova, the preeminent Carmen of our times, Argentinian tenor Marcelo Puente and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Sung in French with surtitles.

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HOBART BAROQUE 3

BAC H + THE F R E NCH M E N

Bach at his trailblazing best! Matthew Halls conductor & harpsichord Emma McGrath violin § Douglas Mackie flute § MILLS Chorale Meditation on Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn by JS Bach* J-F REBEL Les élémens – Suite JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No 5 RAMEAU Pigmalion – Suite JS BACH Orchestral Suite No 4

With three soloists – violin, flute and harpsichord – Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5 is a stunner, particularly when the harpsichord breaks away from the pack and delivers a cadenza of unprecedented length and complexity. Bach at his trailblazing best! Making his first appearance with the TSO is Baroque specialist, conductor and harpsichordist, Matthew Halls. Equally wonderful is Bach’s Orchestral Suite No 4, where the ever versatile Johann Sebastian doffs his hat to French musical practises. Appropriately, Bach’s music sits alongside works by two eminent French contemporaries, Jean-Féry Rebel and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Bach is the object of admiration in a new work by Australian composer Richard Mills, here receiving its first performance. *Commissioned with the generous support of TSO Patron, Peter Stanton

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Thursday 17 August 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart


THE S N OW M A N

A young child can’t believe his eyes when the snowman he has created comes to life. One of the best-selling children’s books of modern times, The Snowman is even more enchanting when it’s experienced in this big-screen, animated version with live music soundtrack. Lapped up by audiences throughout the world, The Snowman makes timely landfall just as winter is heading out the door. In further seasonal offerings, the concert includes family favourites such as Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, Prokofiev’s “Troika” and music from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snow Maiden. Join the TSO for a cosy night of winter warmers.

FAMILY CLASSICS 3

Thursday 24 August 6pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Recommended for children aged 6 and above.

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Friday 1 September 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

GOMYO +BR UC H MASTER 7

Bruch Violin Concerto Andrew Gourlay conductor Karen Gomyo violin HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel – Prelude BRUCH Violin Concerto No 1 DELIUS The Walk to the Paradise Garden MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 5, Reformation

Karen Gomyo created a sensation when she first appeared with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2015. A violinist of dazzling prowess and heartfelt emotion, she promises a night to remember when she performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1, a work which has been described as “the richest, the most seductive” of all Romantic violin concertos. Although numbered fifth among Mendelssohn’s five symphonies, the Reformation is an early work, brimming with youthful energy and ingenuity. It presents a compendium of different musical traditions and textures including the Lutheran chorale, old-school polyphony and Beethovenian drama. Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hansel and Gretel draws from the opera’s most beguiling melodies while Delius’s The Walk to the Paradise Garden is a gentle, understated tone poem on themes of love and longing.

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HOBART SPECIAL 5 LAUNCESTON 4

SO U NDS O F T H E S ILV ER SCR E E N

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and more Guy Noble conductor Music and the movies have always gone together. Intergalactic battles, pirate ships storming the high seas and ferocious games of quidditch are fine enough on their own, but sound a whole lot better when there’s an orchestra giving them a bit of extra oomph. And what’s a love scene without romantic strings surging in the background? Music fires up your imagination, takes you into the action and unleashes your sympathies. The best movie soundtracks enjoy a life of their own and in Sounds of the Silver Screen you get to hear music from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and lots more. Conducted by the always entertaining Guy Noble, this concert promises a night of fantasy, adventure and romance.

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Thursday 7 September 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart Saturday 9 September 7.30pm Albert Hall Launceston


N OR WEG IA N MO O D S

Henning Kraggerud director & violin Sue-Ellen Paulsen cello § GRIEG From Holberg’s Time SAINT-SAËNS La muse et le poète KRAGGERUD Variations for Violin and Cello KRAGGERUD Suite from Equinox (selections) MASSENET “Meditation” from Thaïs GRIEG (arr LUND & KRAGGERUD) Violin Concerto in G (arrangement of Violin Sonata No 2)

MATINEE 3

Friday 22 September 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

One of the most versatile musicians on the planet, Henning Kraggerud appears as violinist, director, composer and arranger in this concert. He performs as co-soloist in his original composition, Variations for Violin and Cello, and Saint-Saëns’ La muse et le poète, a little known gem for violin, cello and orchestra. Another French morsel is “Meditation” from Thaïs, one of the best-loved miniatures ever written for violin. Old and new meet head-on in the Violin Concerto in G, an orchestration by Kraggerud and Bernt Lund of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No 2. If Kraggerud and Lund pay homage to fellow Norwegian Grieg in the Violin Concerto, Grieg honoured music of an earlier time in From Holberg’s Time (also known as the Holberg Suite), a loving tribute to music of the Baroque.

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HAR O L D IN ITA LY MASTER 8

The sights and sounds of Italy André de Ridder conductor Antoine Tamestit viola ROSSINI L’italiana in Algeri – Overture FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande – Suite LALO Le roi d’Ys – Overture BERLIOZ Harold in Italy

Inspired by Lord Byron’s narrative poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Berlioz’s Harold in Italy occupies a unique space between symphony and concerto. Technically a symphony, Harold in Italy includes a prominent part for solo viola. Indeed, the viola represents Harold as he takes in the sights and sounds of the Italian peninsular – a mountain serenade, a chorus of pilgrims, a mob of bandits. French violist Antoine Tamestit, who will be making his TSO debut in this concert, has performed the work to acclaim throughout the world. Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri presents another traveller in an alien landscape – an Italian girl in Algiers – while French composers Fauré and Lalo take their point of departure from Gallic literature and mythology: Maeterlinck’s symbolist drama Pelléas et Mélisande and the enduring medieval legend of the lost city of Ys.

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“His playing blends warmth and clarity, intensity and freshness that simply grabs you: pure Beethoven joy.�

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Pure Beethoven Joy

MENDELSSOHN Ruy Blas BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 4 SCULTHORPE Port Essington SCHUMANN Symphony No 4 in D minor

Friday 6 October 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart Saturday 7 October 7.30pm Albert Hall Launceston

MASTER 9 LAUNCESTON 5

Douglas Boyd conductor Saleem Ashkar piano

Commencing with a meltingly beautiful episode for the soloist, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 is a poetic meditation for piano and orchestra that strikes a perfect balance between the tender and the brilliant. Palestinian-Israeli pianist Saleem Ashkar, a Beethoven interpreter of distinction, appears with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the first time in this concert. Schumann felt that a symphony ought to be the sum of its parts rather than a series of disconnected movements, and in his Symphony No 4 he achieves a grand and coherent narrative from start to finish. Disconnection is precisely what Peter Sculthorpe dramatizes in Port Essington, a work that takes an event from Australian history – a failed attempt by white settlers to establish a trading post in the far north of the country – as the subject matter for a work that contrasts “polite” colonial music with the primeval forces of nature.

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M E GAN WASH INGTON +THE TSO Songs from her upcoming album and all her hits Megan Washington vocals Benjamin Northey conductor Megan Washington originally performed jazz music and evolved to indie pop and alternative rock where she sings and plays piano and guitar. Megan’s debut multiplatinum album I Believe You Liar won two ARIA Awards for “Best Female Artist” and “Breakthrough Australian Artist”. Her ARIA top five album, There There, attracted the attention of a wider audience with Megan’s trademark lyrical hooks and new-romantic pop references. Don’t miss one of the defining Australian female voices of our age in this special collaboration with the TSO.

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Tuesday 24 October 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart


BEETH OVE N ’S SEV ENTH Apotheosis of the dance

ESCAICH Baroque Song MOZART Piano Concerto No 21, K467 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 7

Thursday 2 November 7.30pm Princess Theatre Launceston Saturday 4 November 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

MASTER 10 LAUNCESTON 6

Giordano Bellincampi conductor Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

The most energetic of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, the Seventh was described by Wagner as “the apotheosis of the dance”. From its assertive and compelling opening to the revelries of the final movement, the Seventh bubbles with vitality and passion. Even the “slow movement” is not particularly slow. Immensely popular in Beethoven’s day, it was used to tremendous effect more recently in the wartime speech scene in the award-winning film The King’s Speech. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21 is also renowned for its slow movement, which became hugely popular as the soundtrack to the 1960s Swedish film Elvira Madigan. The concert opens with Baroque Song, a work by contemporary French organist and composer, Thierry Escaich. Maestro Giordano Bellincampi, no stranger to the TSO and Tasmanian audiences, conducts this exhilarating concert.

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JUPITER

MASTER 11

Mozart’s Summit Marko Letonja conductor Jonathon Ramsay trombone § MOZART Serenade No 6, K239, Serenata notturna MICHAEL HAYDN Concerto for Alto Trombone YU Sinfonia passacaglissima MOZART Symphony No 41, Jupiter

Mozart’s career as a symphonist simultaneously came to an end and reached its summit with the Jupiter Symphony. A towering work even by Mozart’s remarkable standards, it is stirring, touching and life affirming. Less imposing is the Serenata notturna, a delightful piece of ephemera that was probably written for the Salzburg Carnival of 1776. Younger brother of Joseph Haydn and a colleague of the Mozarts in Salzburg, Michael Haydn was a prolific composer whose music deserves to be better known. His Concerto for Alto Trombone is a dazzling showpiece for a versatile but little heard instrument. Australian composer Julian Yu brings his meticulous working method to Sinfonia passacaglissima, a brilliant orchestral showpiece.

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Saturday 25 November 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart


FIELD OF FLOWERS

Marko Letonja conductor Stefanie Farrands viola § TSO Chorus HAYDN Symphony No 102 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Flos campi STANHOPE Fantasia on a Theme of Vaughan Williams BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn

Saturday 2 December 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

MATINEE 4

Enigmatic, elegiac and redemptive

Communicating across the centuries, composers sometimes pay homage to each other by borrowing music from one era and repurposing it in another. The “St Anthony Chorale”, a melody attributed to Haydn, forms the basis of Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, while “Down Ampney” (also known as “Come down, O Love divine”), a hymn tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams, underpins the ingenious Fantasia on a Theme of Vaughan Williams by Australian composer Paul Stanhope. Music by the composers so honoured makes up the first half of this concert. Haydn’s Symphony No 102, one of his hugely successful “London Symphonies”, was written at the peak of Haydn’s career, while Flos campi (Flower of the Fields) by Vaughan Williams is a one-of-a-kind work: part viola concerto, part oratorio but strictly speaking neither. Composed in 1925 and inspired by the biblical “Song of Songs”, Flos campi is enigmatic, elegiac and redemptive.

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MASTER 12

Marko Letonja conductor Emma McGrath violin § BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending BRAHMS Symphony No 4

Saturday 9 December 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Few pieces of music conjure up the pictorial as effortlessly as The Lark Ascending, a transcendent work in which the eponymous lark, represented by a solo violin, soars ever higher, weaving arabesques against a watercolour sky. English-born Emma McGrath, TSO Concertmaster, performs the solo part in this classic work of English tone painting. Beethoven and Brahms, two titans of 19th-century music, sit shoulder to shoulder with their respective Fourth Symphonies. Beethoven’s Fourth reveals the composer in jovial form. High spirited and energetic, it combines the clarity of Haydn with the feisty momentum of Beethoven’s “heroic” period. Brahms grappled mightily with the symphony, but having mastered the genre, produced an extraordinary succession of works culminating in the Fourth. Towering and profound, Brahms’s Fourth is not only beautifully crafted, it is beauty itself.

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This subscription option gives you the flexibility to choose the concerts that interest you most at discounted prices. You must select a minimum of four concerts to qualify as a Compose Your Own subscriber. Choose 8 or more concerts to receive a 15% discount (Pricing Table 2); choose 4-7 concerts to receive a 10% discount (Pricing Table 3). Make your selection at the Compose Your Own section of the booking form on page 45.

Hobart Packages Master Series + Matinee Series (16 concerts) • 20% off full-price Master Series and 15% off full-price Matinee Series. Master Series (12 concerts) • 15% off full-price Master Series. Matinee Series (4 concerts) • 10% off full-price Matinee Series. Family Classics Series (3 concerts) • 10% off full-price Family Classics Series.* *Unreserved seating.

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Pricing tables 1 FIXED PACKAGES HOBART Master Series + Matinee Master Series Matinee UNRESERVED SEATING Family Classics LAUNCESTON Launceston Complete Launceston Classic

FULL B C RESERVE RESERVE $964 $808 $816 $720 $208 $144

NO. OF A CONCERTS RESERVE 16 $1,176 12 $984 4 $268

ADULT $87

3

NO. OF A CONCERTS RESERVE 6 $462 4 $308

D RESERVE $424 $336 $116

A RESERVE $1,088 $924 $236

CHILD* $27

B RESERVE $378 $252

B RESERVE $848 $720 $184

CONCESSION STUDENT C D C RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE $648 $504 $424 $552 $408 $336 $128 $128 $116

ADULT $72

C RESERVE $288 $192

A RESERVE $390 $260

STUDENT $57

B STUDENT B C STUDENT C RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE $294 $198 $222 $144 $196 $132 $148 $96

2 COMPOSE YOUR OWN (8 OR MORE CONCERTS) HOBART Master, Baroque and Silver Screen Matinee Rachmaninov Concertos Ode to Nellie Melba Carmen Megan Washington

A RESERVE

FULL B C RESERVE RESERVE

A RESERVE

B RESERVE

$82

$68

$60

$28

$77

$60

$46

$34

$28

$49 $77 $68 $94 $68

$34 $68 $60 $77 $51

$28 $28 $28 NA NA

$56 $85 $77 $100 $68

$44 $68 $60 $85 $61

$30 $55 $46 $69 $46

$30 $43 $34 $47 $31

$28 $28 $28 NA NA

A RESERVE $73

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

$59

$54

$21

B RESERVE $60

Burnie UNRESERVED SEATING Family Classics Zeehan

C RESERVE $46

A RESERVE $62

B STUDENT B C STUDENT C RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE $46 $31 $35 $23

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

$60

$46

$31

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

CHILD*

$28 $42

$23 $38

$18 $19

$9 $9

3 COMPOSE YOUR OWN (4-7 CONCERTS) HOBART Master, Baroque and Silver Screen Matinee Rachmaninov Concertos Ode to Nellie Melba Carmen Megan Washington

A RESERVE

Burnie UNRESERVED SEATING Family Classics Zeehan

FULL B C RESERVE RESERVE

D RESERVE

A RESERVE

B RESERVE

CONCESSION C STUDENT C D RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE

$87

$72

$63

$29

$81

$63

$49

$36

$29

$67 $96 $87 $117 $80

$52 $81 $72 $99 $71

$36 $72 $63 $81 $53

$29 $29 $29 NA NA

$59 $90 $81 $106 $72

$46 $72 $63 $90 $64

$32 $58 $49 $73 $48

$32 $45 $36 $49 $33

$29 $29 $29 NA NA

Angela Hewitt in Recital

Launceston

CONCESSION C STUDENT C D RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE

$63 $91 $82 $111 $76

Angela Hewitt in Recital

Launceston

D RESERVE

A RESERVE $77

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

$63

$58

$23

B RESERVE $63

C RESERVE $48

A RESERVE $65

B STUDENT B C STUDENT C RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE $49 $33 $37 $24

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

$63

$49

$33

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

CHILD*

$29 $45

$24 $40

$19 $20

$9 $9

*Child price refers to ages 2-16. Children under 5 are encouraged to attend Mini Maestros concerts (see page 52).

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Booking form PERSONAL DETAILS Name Address

Postcode

Phone Email

COMPOSE YOUR OWN (Select a minimum of four concerts)

FIXED PACKAGES

DATE CONCERT

SERIES

MAR 4 Beethoven's Ninth

Hobart Master

Fill in the boxes below with the number of packages you wish to purchase in each category.

QTY TOTAL $

10 Ode to Nellie Melba

Hobart Special

Master + Matinee (16)

Family Classics (3)

16 Ode to Nellie Melba

Launceston (AH)

Master (12)

Launceston (6)

17 Ode to Nellie Melba

Regional Burnie

Matinee (4)

Launceston (4)

18 Ode to Nellie Melba

Regional Zeehan

24 The Rite of Spring

Hobart Master

SUBSCRIPTION VOUCHER

30 The Sneetches

Hobart Family

Commencing from $250.

APR 7 The True Romantics

Hobart Master

See page 43.

MAY 5 Beethoven's Eroica

Hobart Master

$

11 Four Seasons

Hobart Baroque

STATUS

12 Four Seasons

Launceston (PT)

Attach proof if claiming concession.

13 Angela Hewitt in Recital

Hobart Recital

16 Sir Scallywag

Hobart Family

27 The Calming Sea

Hobart Matinee

RESERVE & SEATING PREFERENCE 

JUN 2 Beethoven's Pastoral

Hobart Master

Applies to reserved seating concerts only. See page 47 for seating maps.

25 Simple Gifts

Hobart Matinee

JUL 7 Fireworks

Hobart Baroque

8 Fireworks

Launceston (AH)

13 Rachmaninov Piano Concertos

Hobart Special

15 Rachmaninov Piano Concertos

Hobart Special

AUG 4 Colours of the East

Hobart Special

17 Bach + the Frenchmen

Hobart Baroque

24 The Snowman

Hobart Family Hobart Special

9 Sounds of the Silver Screen

Launceston (AH)

22 Norwegian Moods

Hobart Matinee

29 Harold in Italy

Hobart Master

OCT 6 Ashkar + Beethoven 7 Ashkar + Beethoven 24 Megan Washington + the TSO NOV 2 Beethoven's Seventh 4 Beethoven's Seventh 25 Jupiter DEC 2 Field of Flowers 9 The Lark Ascending

A Stalls

Student 

Child

(16 and under)

B C Central Balcony

D Side Balcony

LAUNCESTON Princess Theatre (PT) A Stalls

Hobart Master

7 Sounds of the Silver Screen

Concession

HOBART Federation Concert Hall (FCH)

Hobart Master

12 Carmen

SEP 1 Gomyo + Bruch

Full

B Balcony

C

Albert Hall (AH) A (Stalls only) Stalls

B Balcony

C Side Balcony

Staple forms together to be seated with friends. Photocopies of documents must accompany this form if claiming concession/s.

Hobart Master Launceston (AH) Launceston (PT)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR INFORMATION

Hobart Master

(Wheelchair seating, end of aisle or seating with friends)

Hobart

Hobart Master Hobart Matinee Hobart Master TICKET TOTAL

$

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FCH SPECIAL EVENT SEATING PLAN Ode to Nellie Melba

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Megan Washington

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian Icon in 1998, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has been at the forefront of concert life in Tasmania for more than six decades. In addition to concert seasons in Hobart and Launceston, and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres, the TSO has performed in recent years at City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney, Melbourne Recital Centre, the Adelaide Festival

and with The Australian Ballet in Perth. In December 2016-January 2017 the TSO makes a four-city tour of China, including concerts in Shanghai and Nanjing. Resident in Hobart’s purpose-built Federation Concert Hall, the TSO has a full complement of 47 musicians. Marko Letonja is the orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director. For more information visit tso.com.au

Chair Patrons are acknowledged beneath their sponsored musician.

Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

Emma McGrath Concertmaster

Elinor Lea Associate Concertmaster

Anonymous

R H O’Connor

VIOLIN

Lucy Carrig-Jones Principal Second

Jennifer Owen Principal First

Dr Joanna de Burgh

Lisa Roberts

Miranda Carson

Yue-Hong Cha

Edwina George

VIOLIN

Alison LazaroffSomssich

Susanna Low

Monica Naselow Bruce Neill and Penny Clive

Christopher Nicholas

Rohana O’Malley Warwick Rule

Stefanie Farrands Principal

Douglas Coghill

John and Jo Strutt

CELLO

William Newbery

Anna Larsen Roach

Sue-Ellen Paulsen Principal Richard and Gill Ireland

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Christine Lawson

VIOLA

VIOLA

Rodney McDonald

Michael Johnston

Janet Holmes à Court

Ivan James

Martin Penicka

Brett Rutherford Sue and Ron Wooller


DOUBLE BASS

Stuart Thomson Principal

FLUTE

Aurora Henrich

James Menzies

Patricia Leary

CLARINET

OBOE

Douglas Mackie Principal

Lloyd Hudson Piccolo

David Nuttall Principal

Ian Hicks

David McEwan AM and Mrs Jennifer McEwan

David and Glenys Rich

BASSOON

HORN

Andrew Seymour Principal

Chris Waller Bass Clarinet

Tahnee van Herk Principal

John Panckridge Contrabassoon

Wendy Page Principal First

Dr Peter Stanton

Tim and Louise Mooney

Julia Farrell

Alan and Hilary Wallace

Mr Kenneth von Bibra AM and Mrs Berta von Bibra OAM

HORN

TRUMPET

Greg Stephens

Yoram Levy Principal

TROMBONE

Mark Bain

Jonathon Ramsay Principal

David Robins

Heath Parkinson Principal Third

Roger Jackson

BASS TROMBONE

TUBA

Robert Clark Principal

Tim Jones Principal

Chris and John Sandow

Andrew Tulloch

TIMPANI

PERCUSSION

TSO Chorus

Matthew Goddard Principal

Gary Wain Principal

John and Marilyn Canterford

Helen Rule

TSO BOARD

David Rich Chair Don Challen AM Deputy Chair Timothy Bugg AM Peter Cretan Maria Grenfell Nicholas Heyward Managing Director Christopher Lawrence Paul Oxley Juanita von Stieglitz John De Paoli Company Secretary

Dinah Woods Cor Anglais

June Tyzack Chorusmaster Michelle Warren

Andrew Bainbridge Assistant Chorusmaster and Répétiteur

Jennifer Marten-Smith Language Coach and Répétiteur

Celebrating 25 years with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2017, the TSO Chorus marks the anniversary in the same fashion as it began – as an opera chorus, adding Bizet’s Carmen to a repertoire list that now embraces masses, requiems, and symphonies for chorus and orchestra, as well as a diverse array of sacred and secular a cappella works. The anniversary year commences with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No 9 and closes with Vaughan Williams’ enigmatic Flos Campi. The TSO Chorus welcomes new members. For more information visit tsochorus.com.au.

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SUPPORT YO U R TS O The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is committed to playing a leading role in culture and the arts in Tasmania. In order to do this, the TSO needs to supplement its income with contributions from generous individuals. Our supporters and donors are vital in helping us to maintain what we do and build on our successes going into the future. Add a gift to your subscription

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By making a donation to the orchestra you help us to deliver outstanding concerts as well as innovative education and outreach programs, take music to regional Tasmania and assist with practical and essential things such as instrument repairs and upgrades.

Each one of our musicians is an accomplished professional whose artistry deserves recognition and support. By sponsoring a TSO musician, you will enter the orchestral world in a unique way and help to strengthen not only the individual artist, but the company as a whole.

Become a TSO Patron TSO Patrons enter and support the very fabric of the orchestra on and off the stage. Through special events and exclusive behind-the-scenes functions with TSO musicians and guest artists, TSO Patrons are engaged at a deep and rewarding level. Annual gifts of $1,000 or more are publicly acknowledged.

Make a gift in your will No matter how small or large, a gift to the orchestra in your will can make sustained and lasting change. After you have made sure family and friends are taken care of, please consider making a bequest to the TSO Foundation in your will to help secure our future.

The TSO welcomes your support at any level. Enquiries: 03 6232 4430 or development@tso.com.au

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TSO Supporters We are enormously grateful to all of our donors and partners for their financial support. Without our community of generous individuals, Trusts, Foundations and Corporate Partners, we would not be able to continue to perform with excellence or offer our engaging outreach and education programs.

TSO Patrons

TSO Foundation Donors

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Patrons – annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

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Fellows – gifts of $10,000 or more.

John and Marilyn Canterford

Mrs Honey Bacon

Dennis and Ilona Bewsher

John and Marilyn Canterford

Diane Matthews

Maestro Patrons – gifts of $20,000 or more.

The TSO acknowledges that it currently has 92 Patrons. A full list of Patrons is published in TSO programs and on the TSO website.

Dr Don Hempton and Mrs Jasmine Hempton

Susanne Oldham

Patricia Leary

Supporters – gifts up to $1,000.

Dr John Roberts and Mrs Barbara Roberts

Many people give to the TSO’s Annual Appeal. A full list of TSO Supporters is published annually in TSO publications and online.

Mike and Carole Ralston

Chair Patrons – annual gifts of $5,000 or more.

(See pages 48-49)

Trusts and Foundations The Allport Bequest The James N Kirby Foundation Australia-China Council

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Dr Louise Crossley Stanley Raymond Merrett

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Anonymous x 3

Anonymous

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Forty-one Foundation Supporters have made gifts or have confirmed that they will make a bequest. Their generous support is acknowledged on the Honour Board in the Federation Concert Hall foyer.

TSO Foundation Creating a sound future for the orchestra You can ensure that the TSO continues to play a vital role in the cultural life of Tasmania by making a gift or bequest to the TSO Foundation. The TSO Foundation is an endowment fund intended to guarantee the TSO’s long-term financial stability. It provides a significant capital base from which a distribution is made to the TSO. An independent Board of Directors oversees the TSO Foundation’s financial accountability. Gifts to the TSO Foundation are tax deductible. For more information about the TSO Foundation

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TSO Foundation Board Dick Shoobridge Chair Timothy Bugg AM John Canterford Donald Hempton Patricia Leary Michael Ralston Peter Stanton John Upcher Susan Williams John De Paoli Company Secretary

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B E YO ND THE CON CE R T H ALL The TSO belongs to every Tasmanian and, as such, aims to bring orchestral music to everyone in the state. Activities beyond the concert hall include running education programs for students of all ages, helping young musicians take the next step in their career, bringing the orchestra closer to the community and partnering with other arts organisations. Alongside a full season of concerts, these activities create exciting opportunities for all Tasmanians to experience and appreciate live orchestral music.

Educating the next generation Every year, the TSO’s hands-on concerts and high quality online resources inspire thousands of young Tasmanians. Highlights include Kindy Classics, a sing-along program for 4 to 7 year olds; full orchestra education concerts for schools in both Hobart and Launceston; and the TSO Songbook Project, a musical resource for classroom teachers. Older students don’t miss out thanks to the prestigious Rising Star competition, the TSO Composers’ Project and the TSO Big Rehearsal, an exciting side-by-side performance opportunity for members of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra. In 2017, teachers will also benefit from outstanding new online resource kits featuring renowned educator Richard Gill AO.

M I N I M AE S T RO S Held in the TSO Studio and specially designed for toddlers and young children, Mini Maestros brings young listeners up-close to the orchestra and gets them singing, clapping, swaying and dancing. Lively and entertaining and lasting about 45 minutes, Mini Maestros concerts are the perfect introduction to music for the tiny tot in your life! Tickets $7 Bookings

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Nurturing future stars

Developing a vibrant arts culture

The TSO delivers elite training opportunities for young musicians around the country. These include the TSO National Conductor Training Program and the TSO Australian Composers’ School. Our Master Series creates learning opportunities for musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music and, in 2017, the TSO will continue a women composers’ project in collaboration with the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.

As a leader in Tasmania’s arts sector, the TSO has an important role to play. The TSO values its collaborations with other arts organisations, universities and training institutions. In 2017 the TSO will continue to collaborate with Mofo, Dark Mofo, Ten Days on the Island and Victorian Opera on a range of projects. Building on past successes, the TSO will collaborate with the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the University of Tasmania and the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney. Other collaborations in 2017 include projects with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and Second Echo Ensemble.

Enabling Australia’s female conductors With generous support from the estate of Dr Louise Crossley, a new program has been developed to enable the professional development of female conductors. Jessica Cottis, who will conduct RACT Symphony under the Stars in 2017, is the TSO’s first female conductor to be supported by Dr Crossley’s bequest.

Reaching out to the community TSO outreach programs share the joy of music with the broader community by providing free workshops, performances and concert tickets to those people who would otherwise miss out. Throughout the year, musicians from the TSO give performances in community centres, aged care facilities, early childhood centres and hospitals. The TSO continues to engage with prison inmates and their families through musical activities.

Over 30 concerts for just $35* Enjoy a jam-packed season of music with the TSO’s Student Season Pass, available to full-time tertiary and secondary students.

Student Season Pass 2017

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Partners Government 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 the Arts, and the Tasmanian Icon Program.

Principal Partner

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TOLOSA PARK, GLENORCHY | SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 7PM CITY PARK, LAUNCESTON | SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 7PM A summer evening. A party atmosphere. A live symphony orchestra. RACT Symphony under the Stars is one of the consummate events of summer in Tasmania. Save the dates for these free, family-friendly concerts!

Jessica Cottis Amy Dickson Conductor

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Season at a glance

RACT SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

ODE TO NELLIE MELBA

Saturday 18 February 7pm Glenorchy

Saturday 4 March 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

10 March 7.30pm Hobart 17 March 7.30pm Burnie

Saturday 25 February 7pm Launceston

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ANGELA HEWITT IN RECITAL Saturday 13 May 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 13

COLOURS OF THE EAST Friday 4 August 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 22

HAROLD IN ITALY Friday 29 September 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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SIR SCALLYWAG AND THE GOLDEN UNDERPANTS Tuesday 16 May 6pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 14

CARMEN Saturday 12 August 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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ASHKAR + BEETHOVEN Friday 6 October 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Saturday 7 October 7.30pm Albert Hall Launceston

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IMAGE CREDITS Pg 12 Paul Hoelen Photography Pg 26 Jon C Meyers Pg 28 © 2012 Karen Gomyo Pg 13 Keith Saunders Pg 27 Raymond Brig Pg 34 Peter Rigaud Pg 14 Korky Paul

16 March 7.30pm Launceston 18 March 7.30pm Zeehan

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THE RITE OF SPRING Friday 24 March 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 6

THE CALMING SEA

BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL

Saturday 27 May 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Friday 2 June 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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BACH + THE FRENCHMEN Thursday 17 August 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 26

MINI MAESTROS Saturday 21 October 9.30am and 11am TSO Studio Hobart PAGE 52

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MINI MAESTROS Saturday 19 August 9.30am and 11am TSO Studio Hobart PAGE 52

MEGAN WASHINGTON Tuesday 24 October 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 36


THE SNEETCHES Thursday 30 March 6pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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THE TRUE ROMANTICS

BEETHOVEN’S EROICA

Friday 7 April 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Friday 5 May 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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SIMPLE GIFTS

FIREWORKS

Sunday 25 June 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Friday 7 July 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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Saturday 8 July 7.30pm Albert Hall Launceston

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THE SNOWMAN

GOMYO + BRUCH

Thursday 24 August 6pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Friday 1 September 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

Thursday 2 November 7.30pm Princess Theatre Launceston

Saturday 4 November 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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JUPITER Saturday 25 November 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 38

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FOUR SEASONS Thursday 11 May 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Friday 12 May 7.30pm Princess Theatre Launceston

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RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTOS 1&2

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTOS 3&4

Thursday 13 July 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Saturday 15 July 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN Thursday 7 September 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Saturday 9 September 7.30pm Albert Hall Launceston

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NORWEGIAN MOODS Friday 22 September 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart PAGE 31

FIELD OF FLOWERS

THE LARK ASCENDING

Saturday 2 December 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

Saturday 9 December 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall Hobart

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