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Music surrounds us in some form or another each and every day. Having so much music on hand can be life enriching but it can also dull our senses as to how truly extraordinary music can be. The communal ritual of coming together to experience music is something that humans have been engaged in for thousands of years. It is both a social activity and a deeply personal experience. Concert-going taps into something elemental in us all. It not only puts us in touch with great music, it puts us in touch with ourselves and with those around us. Our 2016 season is full of variety – from the life-affirming trajectory of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony to the epic grandeur of Holst’s Planets to the utter bliss of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. You will find lots more besides. I invite you to explore the full range of concerts in the following pages. Experience the heart-stopping elation, rapture, and emotional warmth of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 season.

Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

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HOBART SPECIAL 1

FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

Gilbert & Sullivan lar u c a t c e Sp Andrew Greene conductor Lorina Gore soprano Jonathan Abernethy tenor Stuart Maunder baritone TSO Chorus Calling all Gilbert and Sullivan fans. Your time has come! Hear all your favourite tunes in this, the ultimate G&S tribute concert. From Trial by Jury to The Gondoliers and all the major works in-between – HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Ruddigore and The Yeoman of the Guard – this concert brings you much loved solo numbers, ensembles, choruses and orchestral excerpts. Masters of wit, satire and patter singing, W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan exposed the absurdities, hypocrisies and downright barminess of Victorian England. Wicked and wonderful, their light operas are as fresh and vital today as when they first stormed the stage. Whether you’re an out and proud G&S tragic, a closeted devotee or just plain G&S curious, now is the time to stand up and be counted. Don’t miss the TSO’s Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular.

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TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet RAVEL Piano Concerto in G TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4

BRAHMS Tragic Overture RAVEL Mother Goose BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 1

Few composers knew how to capture the grand emotional sweep of music like Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, like Beethoven’s Fifth, is an epic account of the triumph of the human spirit. Powerful and dramatic, it is one of the most profound and uplifting of all symphonies.

Pianist Dejan Lazic’ rises to the challenge of the solo part in Brahms’s magisterial Piano Concerto No 1. Ever the perfectionist, Brahms laboured for years on this, his first major work for orchestra. Rich and rewarding, its grand romantic gestures and fiery temperament have long assured its place as one of the most electrifying of all piano concertos.

Some years before embarking on the Fourth, Tchaikovsky composed the Romeo and Juliet overture, a passionate account of Shakespeare’s immortal star-crossed lovers. With good reason, it has long been a favourite with concert audiences. Blues, jazz, wit and wistfulness come together in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. Making his TSO debut is Croatian-born pianist Dejan Lazic’ , who has been described by the London Guardian as “a powerhouse performer whose playing combines strength with beauty.”

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FRIDAY 11 MARCH 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

Enjoy further orchestral riches in Ravel’s Mother Goose (Ma mère l’oye), imaginative portraits in sound of classic fairy tales such as “Sleeping Beauty” and “Tom Thumb”. Widely recognised as an orchestrator without peer, Ravel took the art of instrumentation to ever greater heights in Mother Goose.

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of FRIDAY 1 APRIL 7.30PM PRINCESS THEATRE LAUNCESTON SATURDAY 2 APRIL 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Marko Letonja conductor Nicola Benedetti violin Leonard Elschenbroich cello BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No 3 BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 Celebrated the world over, violinist Nicola Benedetti shot to fame in 2004 when, at the age of 16, she was named BBC Young Musician of the Year. Acclaimed for the beauty of her tone and remarkable musicianship, Nicola Benedetti has performed with the world’s great orchestras and conductors. In this, her TSO debut, she appears as co-soloist in Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Cello. She shares the spotlight with brilliant German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, an artist with whom she has enjoyed a long creative partnership. Brahms was in awe of Beethoven, so it is fitting that the Concerto for Violin and Cello should share a program with Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 and Leonore Overture No 3 – two of the composer’s most awe-inspiring works.

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FRIDAY 22 APRIL 7.30PM BURNIE TOWN HALL Graham Abbott conductor Program includes HANDEL Water Music PACHELBEL Canon and Gigue in D VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D, RV 121 Handel’s Water Music has been a crowd pleaser ever since its first performance on the River Thames on the evening of 17 July 1717. Written to accompany King George I as he sailed upstream from Westminster to Chelsea, the music so delighted the king it was performed three times in succession (and a further three times on the return journey). Baroque Pops brings you Handel’s Water Music and other Baroque favourites including Pachelbel’s Canon and works by Vivaldi, Telemann and Gabrieli.

Johann Sebastian gets a makeover in Elena-Kats Chernin’s Re-inventions, clever and invigorating reflections on Bach’s Two-Part Inventions. Performing the dazzling solo part is virtuoso artist Genevieve Lacey, who draws an incredible range of colours from the various members of the recorder family. If you thought that the recorder was an instrument of torture devised by school music teachers, this concert will change your mind forever. Music by Bach or inspired by Bach makes up the rest of the program, together with symphonies by Haydn and Mozart, including the latter’s Symphony No 29, a miraculous work by the 18-year-old composer.

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Howard Shelley conductor & piano VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 SCHUMANN Piano Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No 8 Schumann wrote only one Piano Concerto and it’s a stunner. It takes hold of the listener right from the start with a wild cascade of chords that tumble from the top of the piano to the bottom. As you would expect from a composer who was a natural song writer, the concerto’s tempestuous moments are tempered by episodes of tender and emotional lyricism. Equally lyrical is Dvorˇák’s Symphony No 8. Composed during a summer retreat in the Bohemian countryside, this charming and carefree work has rightfully been called Dvorˇák’s “Pastoral Symphony”. Like Dvorˇák, Vaughan Williams had a profound interest in folk music, and in the Norfolk Rhapsody No 1, he borrowed melodies originally sung by Norfolk fishermen. The Rhapsody offers a poignant and idyllic glimpse of an England of yesteryear.

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Gavry Garry Walker conductor Alexander Gavrylyuk piano MACCUNN The Land of the Mountain and the Flood CHOPIN arr YU Prelude in D flat (TSO commission) CHOPIN Piano Concerto No 2 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3, Scottish On his previous engagements with the TSO, Alexander Gavrylyuk held concert-goers spellbound with his extraordinary artistry and astonishing prowess. The Ukrainian-born pianist returns once more, this time as soloist in Chopin’s dazzling Piano Concerto No 2. Elsewhere on the program, a Scottish theme pervades with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 3 – written in the wake of the young composer’s tour of Scotland – and The Land of the Mountain and the Flood, a concert overture by 19th-century Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn, which takes its title from a poem by Sir Walter Scott. Scottish maestro Garry Walker conducts.

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FRIDAY 24 JUNE 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Andrew Grams conductor Simone Lamsma violin

MONDAY 23 MAY 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART TUESDAY 24 MAY 7.30PM ALBERT HALL LAUNCESTON CHOPIN Waltzes and Mazurkas LISZT Ballade No 1 LISZT Sonata in B minor

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Nikolai Demidenko, one of the foremost pianists of our times, returns to Tasmania performing solo works by Liszt and Chopin. Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, his only piano sonata, is a monumental achievement. Fiendishly difficult – as you would expect from the leading pianist-composer of the era – it is also brilliantly inventive and hugely entertaining. Hungarian-born Liszt and Polish-born Chopin were two of the brightest lights in the salons of 19thcentury Paris. Chopin maintained a connection with his homeland through his mazurkas – a dance form with a distinctly Polish lilt – and helped popularise the Viennese waltz with his sparkling waltzes for piano. By turns intimate and scintillating, this recital offers works from the golden age of the piano performed by one of the instrument’s acknowledged masters.

SCHUMANN Genoveva – Overture BEETHOVEN Symphony No 2 BRAHMS Violin Concerto “Magnificent”, “powerful”, “beautiful”. These are some of the words that have been used to describe Simone Lamsma’s interpretation of the Violin Concerto by Brahms. Written for one of the great violin virtuosos of the day, Joseph Joachim, Brahms’s concerto is big, bold and ferociously difficult. Young Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma takes on this prodigious work in this, her first appearance with the TSO. One era closes and another opens with Beethoven’s Symphony No 2, a work which simultaneously bears the imprint of Haydn’s influence and the explosive, creative energy of Beethoven’s emerging voice. The concert commences with the overture to Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva, a largely unknown work by one of the greats of 19th-century music.

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CONCERT HALL HOBART Richard Gill conductor Sara Macliver soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Richard Butler tenor Christopher Richardson bass baritone TSO Chorus Festival of Voices Chorus J S BACH St Matthew Passion

ST MATTHEW PASSION A musical account of the suffering and death of Christ according to St Matthew’s Gospel, Bach’s St Matthew Passion is powerful, dramatic and moving. Written for performance at St Thomas’ Church, Leipzig, during Holy Week, the St Matthew Passion personalises the events that it narrates so that listeners become involved in the story as it unfolds. A special Festival of Voices event, this performance of St Matthew Passion features a stellar line-up of soloists, the TSO Chorus and the massed voices of the Festival of Voices Chorus under the direction of conductor Richard Gill.

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MATINEE 2 & LAUNCESTON 4

Lars Vogt's Mozart Masterpiece

FRIDAY 29 JULY 2.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART SATURDAY 30 JULY 7.30PM ALBERT HALL LAUNCESTON

Lars Vogt conductor & piano BEETHOVEN Consecration of the House MOZART Piano Concerto No 9, Jeunehomme RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte BEETHOVEN Symphony No 8 German pianist Lars Vogt had the honour of headlining the First Night of the Proms at the 2015 BBC Proms. Not surprisingly, he performed a Mozart concerto, having won widespread acclaim for his Mozart interpretations. In this concert he appears as soloist and director in Mozart’s beautiful Jeunehomme piano concerto, described by legendary pianist Alfred Brendel as “Mozart’s first great masterpiece”. In addition to his distinguished career as a pianist, Lars Vogt is making a name for himself as a conductor, and was recently appointed Music Director of the UKbased Royal Northern Sinfonia. As well as performing the Mozart concerto, he will conduct major works by Beethoven, including the Symphony No 8. Don’t miss this major international artist making his TSO debut.

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FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

There is absolutely no question that the performance of the night belonged to the young Spanish pianist Javier Perianes… the audience, quite rightly, went nuts for the young lad. HERALD SCOTLAND

Marko Letonja conductor Javier Perianes piano MELODY EÖTVÖS New Commission GRIEG Piano Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No 2 The Grieg Piano Concerto is a work that has never been out of favour ever since its triumphant première in 1869. In fact, it formed part of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s very first concert back in 1948. Making his TSO debut as soloist in this perennial favourite is Javier Perianes, acclaimed by the international press for his “impeccable technique”, “breezy virtuosity” and “poetic brilliance”. Every bit as celebrated as Grieg’s Piano Concerto is Brahms’s Symphony No 2, a work which has been described as “all rippling streams, blue sky, sunshine and cool green shadows”. Idyllic and pastoral, the Symphony No 2 is one of Brahms’s loveliest creations.

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THE TSO NEEDS YOU TO CHOOSE THE MUSIC FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Johannes Fritzsch conductor This is a concert that puts YOU in the driver’s seat. We can’t list what’s going to be played because the program is going to be decided by you much closer to the concert date. From a list of possible works, you’ll be able to make your selection and cast your vote online. Tell us what you would like to hear and come along to hear the results. For more information and to cast your vote, visit tso.com.au from 1 May.

Empower yourself! Take charge of the playlist! Concert-goers of Tasmania, unite!

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Czech composer Dvorˇák shot to international fame with the Slavonic Dances, which pay homage to the folk traditions of his native land, as do the Lachian Dances by his compatriot, Janácˇek.

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Two fantastically difficult violin works stand at the centre of this concert: Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 1 and Ravel’s Tzigane. Soulful and bittersweet, the Prokofiev concerto dates from 1917, a tumultuous year in Russian history and an immensely productive year in the composer’s life. Ravel’s Tzigane (the title means “Gypsy”), which was written for and dedicated to the legendary Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi, is a brilliant, extended riff on Gypsy idioms. Latvian violinist Baiba Skride, who has a special affinity with 20thcentury music, brings her unique artistry to these dazzling works.

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Richard Tognetti conductor, director & violin Satu Vänskä violin J S BACH Brandenburg Concerto No 3 J S BACH (arr Tognetti) Canons on a Goldberg Ground VASKS Vox Amoris J S BACH Concerto for Two Violins HAYDN Symphony No 104, London

Richard Tognetti is a consummate artist. His name is synonymous with energetic, inspired and adventurous music-making. Making his long anticipated return engagement with the TSO in the main subscription season, Richard Tognetti not only appears as soloist in this concert, he puts his personal stamp on all of the music as conductor and director of the ensemble. Works by J S Bach, Vasks and Haydn make up the program, including Bach’s only concerto for two solo violins, in which Richard Tognetti is joined by the stunning Satu Vänskä, Principal Violin with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Music-making with style and panache doesn’t come any better than this.

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SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Otto Tausk conductor Emma Pearson soprano Steve Davislim tenor Derek Welton bass-baritone TSO Chorus HAYDN The Creation

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Drawn from the Book of Genesis, Milton’s Paradise Lost and the Book of Psalms, and taking its cue from such famous oratorios as Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation offers a visionary account of the origins of the world according to Old Testament teaching. One hundred and fifty years ago The Creation was performed as part of the festivities marking the opening of Hobart Town Hall. That concert – on 27 September 1866 – was “attended by so many persons that standing room was not procurable [and] hundreds were turned away,” reported the Mercury. This concert pays tribute to that milestone in Hobart’s history while also acknowledging the enduring appeal of Haydn’s timeless oratorio.

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Richard Mills conductor Sue-Ellen Paulsen cello Nathan Lay baritone DELIBES Sylvia Suite LALO Cello Concerto RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites 1 and 2

Lalo and Ravel, like so many French composers, fell under the spell of Spanish music. Lalo peppered his Cello Concerto with Spanish gestures, and Ravel drew upon Spanish idioms for the three songs which make up Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. But for an intense and genuinely Spanish experience, it’s hard to go past The Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla, a ballet premièred by the renowned Ballets Russes with sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso. Falla drew from the rich musical traditions of his native land, weaving a tapestry that is bold, colourful and brilliant. Ballet music of a different kind is showcased in the Sylvia Suite by Delibes, which includes arguably his most famous piece of music, the “Pizzicato”.

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SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

Johannes Fritzsch conductor Tasmin Little violin Including musicians from the Australian Youth Orchestra Ladies of the TSO Chorus LENTZ Ngangkar DELIUS Violin Concerto HOLST The Planets You need a big orchestra to conjure up the celestial bodies that orbit our sun, and in The Planets Gustav Holst uses every available instrument – and a wordless chorus – to convey the vastness of outer space. A specially augmented TSO captures the grandeur and intensity of this enduringly popular work, composed exactly one hundred years ago. From the juggernaut of "Mars, the Bringer of War", to the sirens’ call of "Neptune, the Mystic", The Planets offers memorable tunes, stirring rhythms and vivid orchestral colours. Another work which looks to the heavens is Ngangkar by Sydney-based composer Georges Lentz. Taking its title from an Aboriginal word for “stars”, Ngangkar pays homage to the “vast empty space of the Australian landscape with its radiantly beautiful night skies”. The Violin Concerto by Frederick Delius is a littleknown gem, but in the hands of distinguished English artist Tasmin Little it receives its most powerful and passionate advocate.

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Guy Noble conductor Mary Carewe vocals The dream team of Guy Noble and Mary Carewe, which wowed Tasmanian audiences in 2015 with James Bond: Licence to Thrill, regroups for this tribute to classic musicals, including Les misérables, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cabaret and The Sound of Music. Songs include “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Send in the Clowns”, “Don't Rain on My Parade”, “All that Jazz” and lots more.

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Kazuki Yamada conductor Cédric Tiberghien piano TAKEMITSU Clouds Now and Then SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No 5, The Egyptian SCHUMANN Symphony No 2

Hailed as “brilliant” by the New York Times, French pianist Cédric Tiberghien has made a name for himself in a variety of genres and displayed a particular affinity for the elegance and nuance of French music. He is the ideal interpreter for Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto, written while the composer was on holiday in Egypt. Attuned to the sights and sounds of that ancient country, Saint-Saëns incorporated in the slow movement an alluring love song sung by Nile boatmen. Saint-Saëns’ joyous concerto is paired with Schumann’s Symphony No 2. In the sunny key of C major, Schumann’s symphony is by turns vigorous, tender and uplifting. East meets West in Clouds Now and Then by To¯ru Takemitsu, Japan’s most eminent composer of the last century.

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SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL Marko Letonja conductor Nina Stemme soprano Stuart Skelton tenor WAGNER Tristan und Isolde (excerpts) The most acclaimed Isolde of our times, Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, and superstar tenor Stuart Skelton promise a night to remember when they perform excerpts from Wagner’s sublime Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Marko Letonja. Composed in a state of heightened infatuation and writtenoff as “unperformable” when it was first unveiled, Tristan und Isolde is one of the greatest of all operas and a landmark in the history of music. Young lovers Tristan and Isolde share a passion so intense it transcends corporeal existence and, as Isolde sings in her blissful “Love-Death”, takes flight on an ecstatic metaphysical plane. To convey the intensity of the lovers’ desire, Wagner pushed music to ever greater extremes, changing its boundaries forever. Hear the intensity and feel the emotion in this special concert performance – Nina Stemme’s only Australian appearance. Don’t miss this TSO exclusive.

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FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2.30PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

Ragtime, blues, jazz. The syncopated rhythms and soulful melodies of American music speak of hope, sorrow and desire. Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is a classic tale of love and heartache, while Copland’s Clarinet Concerto was composed for jazz legend Benny Goodman. Straddling the divide between the concert hall and the speakeasy, it offers the best of both worlds.

Marko Letonja conductor Andrew Seymour clarinet

The “chairman” in The Chairman Dances is Chairman Mao. A preliminary study for the opera Nixon in China by John Adams – one of most acclaimed of contemporary American composers – The Chairman Dances hums with vitality and vigour.

ADAMS The Chairman Dances COPLAND Clarinet Concerto MUNRO Blue Rags GERSHWIN Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess, Catfish Row

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SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 7PM TOLOSA PARK GLENORCHY SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 7PM CITY PARK LAUNCESTON Benjamin Northey conductor Amelia Farrugia soprano The stars will be out when glamorous soprano Amelia Farrugia sings hits from Italian opera at RACT Symphony under the Stars. Sit back, relax and be serenaded at the summer's most exhilarating FREE event.

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Classics

Family

Lasting about an hour and tickling the eyes as well as the ears, Family Classics concerts are great family entertainment and amazing family value at only $10 for children aged 2-16 and $29 per adult. They’re even better value when you subscribe to all three concerts as a fixed package.*

CarnivalAnimals of the

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 6PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

Warm and fuzzy. Cute and cuddly. Slippery and slimy. Animals come in all different shapes, sizes and protective coatings. Whether you’re into furs, feathers, scales or leather, you’ll find an animal that takes your fancy in Camille Saint-Saëns’ immortal classic, Carnival of the Animals. As an added bonus, newly written poems by acclaimed Tasmanian writer Bradley Trevor Greive introduce each of the musical numbers, bringing a fresh and uniquely Australian perspective to an old favourite. What’s more, big screen projections bring the animal kingdom vividly to life. What are you waiting for? Join the carnival!

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*See Table 1 on page 42 for prices.

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WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 6PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART

What comes to mind when you think Rio de Janeiro? Carnival? Exotic headdresses? A certain major sporting event that swings around once every four years? If you answered “yes” to all of the above, you and your family are in for a treat at Take Me to Rio, the TSO’s celebration of all things Latin American. Slap on your samba shoes, join the conga line and begin the beguine you head to the party city that’s on everyone’s lips in 2016. Best of all, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your seat in Federation Concert Hall. Book your ticket to Rio now!

Dead

The Composer is

THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 6PM FEDERATION CONCERT HALL HOBART Let’s do a roll call: Mozart, dead; Beethoven, dead; Brahms, dead. And that’s just for starters! The obvious question to ask is “Who killed the composer?” Come along and find out as Inspector Frank Woodley takes charge of the investigation, interrogating all the usual suspects – the players in the orchestra, above all – and a few unsuspecting ones too! A specially written whodunnit by renowned children’s author Lemony Snicket, The Composer is Dead combines the very best in storytelling with a music score that’s second to none.

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Collaborations The concerts in this brochure provide an overview of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s activities throughout the year but they do not reflect the orchestra’s full performing schedule. In addition to its principal activity of giving concert seasons in Hobart and Launceston and individual concerts elsewhere in the state, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra collaborates with other arts organisations in Tasmania and interstate. In this way, it fosters collegiality within the arts sector and plays its part in maintaining a vibrant and healthy arts culture. In 2016 the TSO continues to work with Mofo, Dark Mofo and Festival of Voices on a range of collaborative projects. Also continuing in 2016 is the TSO’s Big Rehearsal with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra. Additionally, the TSO collaborates with organisations outside Tasmania such as the Melbourne-based Australian National Academy of Music, the nation’s premier institution for classically trained musicians, and the Australian Youth Orchestra. It also collaborates with Symphony Services International on training programs which benefit musicians from Tasmania, interstate and overseas. In 2016 the TSO will host a Composers’ School and Conductors’ School, initiatives which are run in conjunction with Symphony Services International.

Student Pass

The TSO’s Student Season Pass is available to all full-time tertiary and secondary students. For only $35 students get access to more than 30 TSO concerts in Hobart, Launceston and regional Tasmania subject to availability. What’s the catch? There isn’t one! Pay $35 for a pass and receive free entry to the 2016 season. Here’s how it works… Purchase your Student Pass online at tso.com.au or call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190. Pay $35, receive your Season Pass and start booking! Tickets can be booked from two weeks to one day in advance of a concert. For further information contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or email boxoffice@tso.com.au.

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Amanda Palmer performs with the TSO during Mofo 2015.

The TSO and Tasmanian Youth Orchestra.

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• Guaranteed fixed pricing for the entire 2016 season.

There are seven Fixed Package options to choose from.

• Enjoy a discount of 10% on all TSO merchandise. Priority seating and bookings • Fixed Package subscribers have the option to purchase the same seat in the following season if renewed prior to 26 November 2015. • Access the best available seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.† Flexible easy payment option • Should you choose this option, $30 will be deducted at the time of booking followed by five equal payments on the 15th of the month from January to May.‡ Complimentary concert programs • Present your subscriber program voucher to ushers and receive a concert program free of charge. Subscriber e-newsletter • Receive a copy of Overtures delivered to your email inbox three times a year (if you have not already done so, please advise us of your email address). Free ticket exchanges • Subscribers who purchase 8 concerts or more enjoy free ticket exchanges. Launceston subscribers receive free Hobart ticket • Purchase a Launceston Fixed Six Package and receive a free ticket to a Hobart Master Series concert in the equivalent price category.

HOBART Master Series + Matinee Series (16 concerts) Receive 20% off the full Master Series price and 15% off the full Matinee Series price*. Receive the same seat for all 16 concerts and the option to retain your seat for the next season.§ Master Series (12 concerts) Receive 15% off the full Master Series price.* Receive the same seat for all 12 concerts and the option to retain your seat for the next season.§ Matinee Series (4 concerts) Receive a minimum of 10% off the full Matinee Series price (discount of 15% if your package forms part of a larger subscription package of 8 concerts or more).* Receive the same seat for all 4 concerts and the option to retain your seat for the next season.§ Baroque Series (3 concerts) Receive a minimum of 10% off the full Baroque Series price (discount of 15% if your package forms part of a larger subscription package of 8 concerts or more).* Family Classics Series (3 concerts) Receive a minimum of 10% off the full Family Classics Series price (discount of 15% if your package forms part of a larger subscription package of 8 concerts or more).* This series has unreserved seating.

LAUNCESTON

2. COMPOSE YOUR OWN

Fixed Six Series (all 6 Launceston concerts)

Select 4-7 concerts and receive a 10% discount.*

Receive a minimum of 10% off the full price (discount of 15% if your package forms part of a larger subscription package of 8 concerts or more).* Receive the same seat for concerts with reserved seating and the option to retain your seat for the next season.§ Receive a free ticket to a Hobart Master Series concert in the equivalent price category. Fixed Four Series (4 concerts, excludes Nikolai Demidenko in Recital and I Dreamed a Dream)

3. SUBSCRIPTION VOUCHER Vouchers start at $250 and attract a minimum discount of 10%.* Valid from 16 December 2015 for tickets in the 2016 season. Please note that there will be a fee of $6.60 per transaction when redeemed.

Receive a minimum of 10% off the full ticket price (discount of 15% if your package forms part of a larger subscription package of 8 concerts or more).* Receive the same seat for all 4 concerts and the option to retain your seat for the next season.§ Please note that the seating plan of the Princess Theatre is being reconfigured slightly as part of a general renovation. The exact location of your seat in 2016 may differ slightly from previous years but we will confirm your seat prior to the first concert. Although Nikolai Demidenko in Recital has unreserved seating, you have the option to select either upstairs or downstairs in the Albert Hall as your preferred location.

* Discount does not apply to Hot Seats and $10 children tickets. † Tickets go on sale to the general public on 16 December 2015. ‡ Only available with credit card payments and for the ticket component of the booking; memberships and donations will be charged in full at the time of processing. § Where possible and when renewed by Thursday 26 November 2015. Please note a transaction fee of $6.60 will be incurred with each booking over $35.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

IN PERSON

ONLINE AT TSO.COM.AU

TSO Box Office, Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey Street, Hobart. Box Office hours are 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Renewing subscribers – Log into your account and follow the prompts. If you are a Fixed Package subscriber, will find your package pre-selected and ready to be loaded into your shopping cart. If you are a Compose Your Own subscriber, you will need to select your concerts. New subscribers – Log into your account and select one of the subscription packages. If this is your first time purchasing online, you will need to create an online account. Please note that the Flexible Easy Payment option is not available with online purchases.

Discounts and offers

BY MAIL

• Receive discount rates on single tickets to concerts by other organisations. Visit tso.com.au for full details.

Renewing subscribers – Fill in the personalised renewal form enclosed with this brochure. If you have not received your personalised renewal form, please call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

• Enjoy discount rates when subscribing to Limelight and Island magazines.

Select 8 concerts or more and receive a 15% discount.*

New subscribers – Fill in the booking form in this brochure and post to: Reply Paid 1450 (no stamp required) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra GPO Box 1450 Hobart TAS 7001

BY PHONE

ELIGIBLE CONCESSIONS • Full-time students, Australian Social Security Card holders, Companion Card holders and Veterans’ Affairs pensioners will receive a concession to applicable concerts. • Seniors Card holders are eligible for concession prices to Matinee Series and Family Classics concerts only. Please enclose photocopied proof with your booking form. If you are booking online and claiming a concession, tickets will be held at the TSO Box Office until proof of concession is received. Email a scanned copy of proof of concession to boxoffice@tso.com.au or post it to TSO Box Office, GPO Box 1450, Hobart TAS 7001.

SEAT CHANGES If you are a TSO subscriber and wish to change your seat(s), please indicate this in the “special requirements” section of your renewal form. While every effort will be taken to accommodate your request, it cannot be guaranteed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS & PRIVACY POLICY Available online at tso.com.au.

Telephone the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 during business hours (10am-4pm, Monday-Friday).

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SUBSCRIBE BEFORE 26 NOVEMBER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN. Unwind with the ultimate luxury experience at Saffire Freycinet. The winner will receive two nights’ accommodation in a beautifully appointed Luxury Suite, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary mini bar and lounge beverages, and $100 to enjoy at Spa Saffire. Subscribe now. Visit tso.com.au or call 1800 001 190 Prizes must be taken as a total package. Non-transferable or refundable, not redeemable for cash. Premium cellar beverages and Saffire Freycinet Signature Experiences are additional. Any variation in length of stay or suite category will be an additional cost to be settled before your departure. Subject to availability and blackout dates, and valid until 30 June 2016.


Pricing tables

Should you wish to take out a Fixed Package Subscription, your prices are as follows. For those Fixed Package Subscribers who would like to supplement their subscription with additional tickets, please see Tables 2 and 3. FULL CONCESSION STUDENT CHILD*

1

Name

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

STUDENT (BRONZE)

Master + Matinee

16

$1,148

$944

$796

$1,056

$840

$628

$500

as per student price

Master

12

$960

$804

$696

$888

$696

$540

$408

as per student price

Matinee

4

$260

$200

$144

$228

$180

$124

$124

as per student price

Phone (BH)

Baroque 10%

3

$252

$213

$186

$237

$186

$141

$108

as per student price

Email

Family Classics unreserved seating

3

$54

$30

$84

$69

Address

A RESERVE

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

A RESERVE

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

A RESERVE

STUDENT B RESERVE

STUDENT C RESERVE

A RESERVE

STUDENT B RESERVE

STUDENT C RESERVE

Launceston Fixed 6

6

$422

$362

$282

$360

$280

$225

$338

$183

$138

$325

$170

$125

Launceston Fixed 4

4

$296

$248

$184

$252

$188

$144

$252

$128

$92

$252

$128

$92

STUDENT $25

2

Should you choose 8 or more concerts in a Compose Your Own Subscription, your prices are as follows. These prices also apply to supplementary tickets for Fixed Package Subscribers whose fixed subscription consists of 8 or more concerts. FULL CONCESSION RESERVED SEATING HOBART

STUDENT $20

CHILD* $10

CHILD* $10 STUDENT $25

CHILD* $10

NO. OF CONCERTS

LAUNCESTON

GOLD

CONCESSION $25

CONCESSION $50

TO

$102

CONCESSION $50

$113 $92 $270

TO

LOCATION

QTY

TOTAL

FEB 26 Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular

Hobart Special

Master + Matinee (16)

Family Classics (3)

MAR 5 From Fair Verona with Love

Hobart Master

Master (12)

Launceston (6)

11 Concerto Perfetto

Hobart Master

Matinee (4)

Launceston (4)

23 Carnival of the Animals

Hobart Family

Baroque (3)

APR 1 The Beauty of Brahms

Launceston (PT)

2 The Beauty of Brahms

Hobart Master

9 Bach to the Future

Hobart Matinee

SUBSCRIPTION VOUCHER Commencing from $250. See page 41.

$

$34

21 Baroque Pops

Hobart Baroque

Matinee & The People's Playlist Tristan & Isolde**

$62 $250

$47 $200

$34 $150

$54 N/A

$42 N/A

$29 N/A

$29 N/A

22 Baroque Pops

Burnie

29 Bohemian Rhapsody

Hobart Master

30 Bohemian Rhapsody

Launceston (AH)

STATUS

Hobart Master

Attach proof if claiming concession.

A RESERVE

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

CHILD*

$50

$43

$20

$10

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

A RESERVE

$58

$44

$60

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

STUDENT STUDENT (B RESERVE) (C RESERVE)

$50

$45 $34 CONCESSION $43

$30 STUDENT $20

$22 CHILD* $10

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

CHILD*

Launceston Recital

$50

$43

$20

$10

Family Classics

$27

$22

$17

$10

FULL

Should you choose 4-7 concerts in a Compose Your Own Subscription, your prices are as follows. These prices also apply to supplementary tickets for Fixed Package Subscribers whose fixed subscription consists of fewer than 8 concerts. CONCESSION

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

STUDENT (BRONZE)

Master, Gilbert & Sullivan, I Dreamed a Dream & Baroque

$84

$71

$62

$79

$62

$47

$36

Matinee & The People's Playlist

$65

$50

$36

$57

$45

$31

$31

RESERVED SEATING LAUNCESTON RESERVED SEATING BURNIE UNRESERVED SEATING

MAY 20 The Greatness of Gavrylyuk 23 Nikolai Demidenko in Recital

Hobart Recital

24 Nikolai Demidenko in Recital

Launceston (AH)

JUN 24 The Bold and the Beautiful JUL 9 St Matthew Passion 30 Lars Vogt’s Mozart Masterpiece

Launceston (AH)

Hobart Family

19 Violin Got Soul

Hobart Master

26 The People’s Playlist

Hobart Special

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

CHILD*

$52

$45

$23

$10

A RESERVE

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

A RESERVE

$74

$62

$46

$63

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

STUDENT STUDENT (B RESERVE) (C RESERVE)

$52

$47 $36 CONCESSION $45

$32 STUDENT $23

$23 CHILD* $10

FULL

CONCESSION

STUDENT

CHILD*

FULL

Launceston Recital

$52

$45

$23

$10

Family Classics

$28

$23

$18

$10

17 Viva España

Hobart Matinee

OCT 6 The Composer is Dead

Gold Stalls

Hobart Master

27 I Dreamed a Dream

Hobart Special

29 I Dreamed a Dream

Launceston (AH)

Child

(16 and under)

Silver Bronze Central Balcony Side Balcony

LAUNCESTON Princess Theatre (PT) A Stalls

B Balcony

C

Albert Hall (AH) A (Stalls only) B C Stalls Balcony Side Balcony AH Unreserved Seating: Upstairs Downstairs

Hobart Family

15 Out of this World

Student

HOBART Federation Concert Hall (FCH)

Launceston (AH) Hobart Master

Concession

Applies to reserved seating concerts only. See page 45 for seating maps.

Hobart Master/ Baroque

10 Haydn’s Creation

$

SEATING PREFERENCE

Hobart Master

10 Take Me to Rio

SEP 2 Tognetti Vänskä Bach

Full

Hobart Baroque Hobart Matinee

AUG 5 Grieg is Good

TICKET TOTAL

Hobart Master

29 Lars Vogt’s Mozart Masterpiece

3 Tognetti Vänskä Bach

Recital

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DATE CONCERT

$45

RESERVED SEATING HOBART

* Child price refers to ages 2-16, there are no further discounts. Children under 5 not recommended for concerts other than those indicated.

STUDENT (BRONZE)

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

$58

FULL

UNRESERVED SEATING Family Classics/Launceston Recital

BURNIE RESERVED SEATING

LAUNCESTON RESERVED SEATING

Recital

BRONZE

Select a minimum of four concerts.

$74

$70

FULL $31

FULL $57

$40

FROM

FULL $57

FROM

$31 $31 $150 Master, Special & Baroque Matinee Tristan & Isolde**

SILVER

FIXED PACKAGES

$58

RESERVED SEATING BURNIE

4

HOBART RESERVED SEATING

GOLD

COMPOSE YOUR OWN AND EXTRA TICKETS

$67

UNRESERVED SEATING

** Tickets to Tristan & Isolde available in the first instance to subscribers with a minimum package of 8 concerts. Subscribers with fewer than 8 concerts will be able to purchase tickets to Tristan & Isolde between 1-31 March 2016 after which time they will go on sale to the general public.

BRONZE

(AH)

$80

RESERVED SEATING LAUNCESTON

3

SILVER

Postcode

Master, Gilbert & Sullivan, I Dreamed a Dream & Baroque

Recital

The TSO Student Pass costs $35. For more information see page 38.

PERSONAL DETAILS

NO. OF CONCERTS

HOBART

Non-subscription tickets are as follows.

Booking form

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

NOV 11 Song of the Nile

Hobart Master

19 Tristan & Isolde*

Hobart Special

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR INFORMATION

25 I

Hobart Matinee

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

America

TOTAL

$

* Tickets to Tristan & Isolde available in the first instance to subscribers with a minimum package of 8 concerts. Subscribers with fewer than 8 concerts will be able to purchase tickets to Tristan & Isolde between 1-31 March 2016 after which time they will go on sale to the general public.

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SUPPORT THE TSO For more than six decades the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has enriched the lives of countless Tasmanians. Your tax-deductible support is vital to helping the TSO pursue the full range of its activities now and into the future. See pages 48 and 49 for information on giving levels to the TSO Fund and TSO Foundation. Support the TSO now – donate to the TSO Fund (any amount) $

Thank you

Support the TSO into the future – donate to the TSO Foundation ($1,000 or more) $

Thank you

Venue seating plans FEDERATION CONCERT HALL (FCH) HOBART

ALBERT HALL (AH) LAUNCESTON

HOT SEATS BRONZE

Donation Total $

BALCONY STALLS

SILVER

For further information, please contact Jessica Armson on 03 6232 4405 or armsonj@tso.com. GOLD

TSO HOLDINGS LTD MEMBERSHIP 2016 Are you renewing your membership/s of TSO Holdings Ltd (the Company):

Yes

No

If yes, please complete details below:

BRONZE SILVER

Name 1: __________________________________________ Name 2: ___________________________________________

SILVER

The annual membership fee is $20, which is included in your ticket subscription. If you are not subscribing and wish to renew your membership, please remit $20.

PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON

GOLD

SILVER

GOLD

SILVER

GOLD

SILVER

If you are not currently a member and wish to become a member of the Company, please contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or see our website at www.tso.com.au/support/holdings.

BRONZE SILVER

BRONZE

BRONZE

SELECT YOUR PAYMENT OPTION (select one only)

Ticket total $ Donation total $ Schools Contribution* $

heque or money order C (payable to Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra)

TOTAL $ Transaction

fee#

HOT SEATS

ash or EFTPOS C (Please do not post cash – payments accepted at TSO Box Office)

$ 6.60

STAGE

STAGE

STAGE Albert Hall Upper level

FCH SPECIAL EVENT SEATING PLAN: ST MATTHEW PASSION TRISTAN & ISOLDE

STAGE

PRINCESS THEATRE (PT) LAUNCESTON

PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON

GRAND TOTAL $ STALLS

Credit card (complete all details below) VISA

MASTERCARD

BALCONY

AMEX

Payment in full at time of booking or

ayment in 5 instalments (tickets only, P $30 deposit at time of booking)

CARD NUMBER

TASMAN ROOM

TASMAN ROOM

EXPIRY

Cardholder name Date

Cardholder signature

/

* Suggested donation $10, see page 38. # Transaction fee is applicable on all ticket transactions over $35. Fee includes postage if applicable. Initial purchase of Subscription Vouchers do not attract a transaction fee.

MAIL

IN PERSON

With payments and copies of documentation (if claiming concessions) to: Reply Paid 1450 (no stamp required) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra GPO Box 1450, Hobart TAS 7001

TSO Box Office between 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday Federation Concert Hall 1 Davey Street, Hobart

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STAGE GOLD

STAGE SILVER

BRONZE

HELD OFF SALE

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is committed to providing equal access for all to ensure that everyone can fully participate and enjoy the arts.

Vision – Assistance animals

OFFICE USE ONLY SEATED

DONATION

FOTSO

PRINTED

STAGE

STAGE A RESERVE

STAGE B RESERVE

C RESERVE

DISABILITY ACCESS

Federation Concert Hall Access Services:

RECEIVED

ABN: 81 088 230 184

STAGE

/

Hearing – Hearing Loop Available Mobility – Box Office, Ticketing Policy, Accessible Seating, Theatre Access, Accessible Toilets

For more information, please contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or BoxOffice@tso.com.au. For information on access services at other performance venues in 2015, please contact them directly: Albert Hall & Princess Theatre, Launceston (Theatre North) 03 6323 3666 or boxoffice@theatrenorth.com.au

STAGE

Burnie Town Hall (03) 6430 5850 or arts@burnie.net

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

FLUTE

Douglas Mackie Principal

CLARINET

OBOE

Lloyd Hudson Piccolo

BASSOON

David Nuttall Principal

Dinah Woods Cor Anglais

Andrew Seymour Principal

Chris Waller Bass Clarinet

Heath Parkinson Principal

Roger Jackson

Greg Stephens

BASS TROMBONE

TUBA

Robert Clark Principal

Tim Jones Principal

HORN

Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

VIOLIN Tahnee van Herk Principal

John Panckridge Contrabassoon

TRUMPET Elinor Lea Associate Concertmaster

Michael Johnston

Lucy Carrig Jones Principal Second

Christine Lawson

Jennifer Owen Principal First

Alison LazaroffSomssich

Miranda Carson

Susanna Low

Yue-Hong Cha

Monica Naselow

VIOLA

Stefanie Farrands Principal

Rodney McDonald

William Newbery

Anna Roach

TROMBONE

Edwina George

Yoram Levy Principal

Mark Bain

Jonathon Ramsay Principal

TIMPANI

PERCUSSION

David Robins

EXECUTIVE

MARKETING & HUMAN RESOURCES

Christopher Nicholas

Nicholas Heyward Managing Director

John Pugsley Deputy CEO, Marketing and Human Resources

CELLO

Fiona McAlpine Executive Assistant

Robert Gibson Publications Editor

ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT

Sam East Corporate Partnerships Executive

Simon Rogers Manager, Artistic Planning

Jenny Goulding Human Resource Manager

Matthew Goddard Principal Rohana O’Malley

Wendy Page Principal

Sue-Ellen Paulsen Principal

DOUBLE BASS

Gary Wain Principal

VACANCIES

Jenny Compton Outreach and Education Executive Alexis Aitken Artistic and Chorus Coordinator

Concertmaster Tutti Viola

Rosemary Antonioni Artistic Liaison

TSO CHORUS

BUSINESS SERVICES John De Paoli Business Manager Fiona Webster Senior Business Services Officer

Ivan James

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Martin Penicka

Brett Rutherford

Stuart Thomson Principal

Aurora Henrich

James Menzies

June Tyzack Chorusmaster

Andrew Bainbridge Assistant Chorusmaster

Ciara Nicholls Marketing Coordinator

Brenda Fehlberg Customer Relationship Executive Darrell Jones Customer Service Coordinator Amanda Elder Customer Service Consultant Deirdre Paramor Customer Service Consultant

EVENTS AND PHILANTHROPY Jessica Armson Philanthropy and Special Events Coordinator

ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT Greg Low Orchestra Manager

Hayden Jones Business Services Officer

Jacqui Walkden Orchestra Coordinator

Amanda Elder Payroll Officer

David Harvey Orchestra Librarian

Ian Wollstein Technical Coordinator Brian Harris Production Assistant

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Supporters and Patrons All financial contributions to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra are gratefully received. Should you wish to make a gift to the TSO, you can give to the TSO Fund, which helps with the orchestra’s immediate financial needs, or to the TSO Foundation, which helps with the orchestra’s long-term financial stability. Of course, for many of the orchestra’s supporters, it is not an either/or decision, as they contribute to both.

THE TSO FUND – SUPPORT THE TSO NOW By giving to the TSO Fund, you help the orchestra deliver innovative education and outreach programs, take music to regional Tasmania, and assist with instrument repairs and upgrades. Your gift also directly supports the TSO's core activity of giving outstanding concert seasons in Hobart and Launceston. Gifts to the TSO Fund are tax deductible.

Principal First Violin Lisa Roberts

John and Marilyn Canterford

Tutti Violin Janet Holmes à Court

The late Dr Louise Crossley Mike and Carole Ralston

Tutti Violin Bruce Neill and Penny Clive

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

Tutti Violin Warwick Rule

Principal Bassoon Julia Farrell

Patricia Leary

Principal Viola John and Jo Strutt

Bassoon/Contrabassoon Alan and Hilary Wallace

Principal Cello Richard and Gill Ireland

Principal Horn Mr Kenneth von Bibra AM and Mrs Berta von Bibra

Dr John Roberts and Mrs Barbara Roberts TSO Chair Patrons – annual gifts of $5,000 or more. Chief Conductor Anonymous Associate Concertmaster R H O’Connor Principal Second Violin Dr Joanna de Burgh

Tutti Cello Sue and Ron Wooller Principal Double Bass Patricia Leary Principal Flute Ian Hicks Principal Oboe David and Glenys Rich

Oboe/Cor Anglais Julius and Gabriella Vertessy Principal Clarinet Dr Peter Stanton Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Tim and Louise Mooney

OAM

Principal Trombone Andrew Tulloch Principal Timpani John and Marilyn Canterford

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 interest earned each year is distributed to the TSO. An independent Board of Directors oversees the TSO Foundation’s financial accountability. Gifts to the TSO Foundation are tax deductible.

Principal Harp Dr and Mrs Michael Treplin

Foundation Life Benefactors – gifts of $100,000 or more.

Dennis and Ilona Bewsher

The TSO would like to acknowledge that 88 generous supporters currently belong to TSO Patrons. A full list of TSO Patrons is published in TSO concert programs.

John and Marilyn Canterford

Diane Matthews

Linda and Martin Luther

Dr John Roberts and Mrs Barbara Roberts

TSO Supporters – gifts up to $1,000.

Mike and Carole Ralston

Dick and Sue Shoobridge

Anonymous x 2

Joy Selby Smith

Foundation Benefactors – gifts of $60,000 or more.

Joy Smith

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

Dr Don Hempton and Mrs Jasmine Hempton Patricia Leary

Dawn Albert AMEC Minproc Ltd Colin Jackson OAM and Dianne Jackson R H O’Connor

Principal Percussion Helen Rule

Dr Peter Stanton Susan Williams

THE CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE All TSO Patrons, Foundation Benefactors and Foundation Fellows are members of the Conductor’s Circle. Members of the Conductor’s Circle get to enjoy an up-close and personal relationship with the orchestra including invitations to interval drinks, access

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Foundation Fellows – gifts of $10,000 or more.

Mrs Honey Bacon

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

Geoff and Vicki Willis

to behind-the-scenes events and acknowledgement in TSO concert programs. The Conductor’s Circle is the TSO’s way of thanking donors for their generosity.

Anonymous

THE

To discuss making a donation or leaving a bequest to the TSO Foundation, please contact Jessica Armson, Philanthropy and Special Events Coordinator, on 03 6232 4405 or email armsonj@tso.com.au.

TSO BOARD David Rich Chair John Upcher Deputy Chair Don Challen AM Peter Cretan Maria Grenfell Nicholas Heyward Christopher Lawrence Paul Oxley Juanita von Stieglitz

THE TSO IS GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATION DONORS.

THE TSO IS GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING PATRONS. TSO Impresario Patrons – gifts of $50,000 or more.

THE TSO FOUNDATION – SUPPORT THE TSO INTO THE FUTURE

Estate of Stanley Raymond Merrett Susanne Oldham

John Upcher Alan and Hilary Wallace Michelle Warren Sue and Ron Wooller Foundation Supporters – gifts of $1,000 or more. Thirty-nine 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.

John De Paoli Company Secretary

TSO FOUNDATION BOARD Dick Shoobridge Chair John Canterford Donald Hempton Michael Ralston Peter Stanton John Upcher Susan Williams John De Paoli Company Secretary

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS If you are looking to increase the brand profile of your business, engage clients and staff, or become more involved in the Tasmanian community, a corporate partnership with the TSO can be tailored to meet your business needs. TSO Corporate Partnerships are bespoke, flexible and focused on results. The TSO does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach, and will work with you to customise creative packages large and small, and develop proposals that tick all of your partnership boxes. A mutually beneficial partnership enables the TSO to continue its highly successful activities and at the same time contribute to the success of your own business. Contact us today to discuss partnership opportunities which promise to deliver real and creative returns on investment. To discuss how you and the TSO can do business, please contact Sam East, Corporate Partnerships Executive, on 03 6232 4430 or email easts@tso.com.au.

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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

PREMIER PARTNERS

MAJOR PARTNERS

LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

WINE PARTNERS

MEDIA SUPPORTER

For information on TSO Partner opportunities, please contact Sam East on 03 6232 4430 or email easts@tso.com.au.

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Season at a glance P35

P2

P4

P5

Symphony under Gilbert & Sullivan From Fair Verona Concerto the stars Spectacular with Love Perfetto SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 7PM Tolosa Park Glenorchy

FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

SATURDAY 5 MARCH 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

FRIDAY 11 MARCH 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

Play zart

o M Albinoni Mozart Jupiter

P22 Adagio

Violin got Soul FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

P23

The People's Playlist

Jupiter

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 7PM City Park Launceston

P36

P6

P8

Carnival of the Animals

The Beauty of Brahms

Bach to the Future

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 6PM Federation Concert Hall

FRIDAY 1 APRIL 7.30PM Princess Theatre

SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2.30PM Federation Concert Hall

SATURDAY 2 APRIL 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

P9

P26

P24

Baroque Pops

Tognetti Vänskä Bach!

THURSDAY 21 APRIL 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall FRIDAY 22 APRIL 7.30PM Burnie Town Hall

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM Albert Hall

P12

P14

P15

P27

P37

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Greatness of Gavrylyuk

Nikolai Demidenko

The Bold and the Beautiful

Viva Espan~ a

FRIDAY 29 APRIL 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

FRIDAY 20 MAY 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

MONDAY 23 MAY 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall TUESDAY 24 MAY 7.30PM Albert Hall

FRIDAY 24 JUNE 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

The Composer is Dead

P10 SATURDAY 30 APRIL 7.30PM Albert Hall

P16 St Matthew Passion SATURDAY 9 JULY 7PM Federation Concert Hall

P18 Lars Vogt's Mozart Masterpiece FRIDAY 29 JULY 2.30PM Federation Concert Hall SATURDAY 30 JULY 7.30PM Albert Hall

P20

P37

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM Federation Concert Hall

P31

Haydn’s Creation

THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 6PM Federation Concert Hall

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

P30

P28

Out of this World I Dreamed a Dream SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 7.30PM Albert Hall

P34

P32

Grieg is Good

Take Me to Rio

Song of the Nile

Stemme Skelton Tristan & Isolde

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FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 6PM Federation Concert Hall

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM Federation Concert Hall

FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2.30PM Federation Concert Hall

America

IMAGE CREDITS: p1 Dan Cripps; p7-8 Felix Broede and Simon Fowler; p9 Canaletto: The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House, Looking toward St. Paul's. Google Art Project; p13 Anna Sanfeliu; p14 Kirill Bachkirov; p15 Otto van den Toorn; p19 Neda Navaee; p22 Marco Borggreve; p24-25 Gary Heery; p32-33 Slevin Aaron; p35 Bonny Fleming; p39 Rémi Chauvin.


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