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Marko Letonja’s

Season 2013

Federation Concert Hall 1 Davey Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000 Australia

‘Flames that leap, dazzle and enchant…’

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STRAVINSKY The Firebird


Welcome to Season 2013

Live orchestral music offers an experience like no other. All of us in the concert hall – conductor, orchestra and

Among the major international artists who will be

audience – are joined by an intangible but intensely felt

appearing with the TSO for the first time are soprano

bond. Together we go on a journey of sounds and of

Maya Boog, mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, pianist

electrically charged silences.

Marc-André Hamelin, cellist Sol Gabetta and conductor

You will find journeys of different kinds in this brochure, all of them vivid experiences that will take hold of you and stay with you long afterwards. Our 2013 season highlights a number of themes. There

Mark Wigglesworth. It is my great pleasure to welcome these extraordinary musicians to Tasmania. Fire your imagination with the TSO and experience orchestral music as it was meant to be experienced – live!

is a strong vocal component and we will be marking the Benjamin Britten centenary with a number of works by this remarkable composer. Nor have we forgotten Witold Lutoslawski, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner – composers whose centenaries and bicentenaries are also being commemorated in 2013.

Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

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WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

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Concert Series at a Glance Concerts are grouped into series depending upon the style and nature of the event and the type of music being performed. With over 30 concerts to choose from there are plenty of reasons to become a TSO subscriber!

HOBART MASTER Orchestral music on a grand scale with symphonies, concertos and other large-scale works performed by distinguished conductors and renowned soloists. DATE

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15 February

Fri 7.30pm

Marko Letonja / Dvorˇák, Stravinsky, Edwards

Federation Concert Hall

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23 March

Sat 7.30pm

Britten & Shostakovich

Federation Concert Hall

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12 April

Fri 7.30pm

Maestro plays Mozart

Federation Concert Hall

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10 May

Fri 7.30pm

Wigglesworth / Elgar & Britten

Federation Concert Hall

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25 May

Sat 7.30pm

Mozart’s Coronation Mass

Federation Concert Hall

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5 July

Fri 7.30pm

Lang-Lessing & Gerstein / Rachmaninov & Brahms

Federation Concert Hall

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1 August

Thu 7.30pm Letonja & Shaham / Beethoven & Berio

Federation Concert Hall

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16 August

Fri 7.30pm

Letonja & Skride / Mozart, Britten, Schultz

Federation Concert Hall

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20 September Fri 7.30pm

Marc-André Hamelin / Beethoven’s Emperor

Federation Concert Hall

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11 October

Fri 7.30pm

Schumann & Mendelssohn / Otto Tausk & Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Federation Concert Hall

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22 November

Fri 7.30pm

Marko Letonja & Sol Gabetta / Haydn & Smetana

Federation Concert Hall

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30 November

Sat 7.30pm

Gershwin & Bernstein / Marko Letonja & Freddy Kempf

Federation Concert Hall

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LAUNCESTON SERIES A mix of concerts including orchestral classics, concerts for all the family and favourites from musicals. The Launceston Series is proudly supported by the TSO's Media Partner, Southern Cross Austereo. Series

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Master

16 February

Sat 7.30pm

Marko Letonja / Dvorˇák, Stravinsky, Edwards

Albert Hall

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13 April

Sat 7.30pm

Maestro plays Mozart

Princess Theatre

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6 July

Sat 7.30pm

Lang-Lessing & Gerstein / Rachmaninov & Brahms

Albert Hall

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12 October

Sat 7.30pm

Schumann & Mendelssohn / Otto Tausk & Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Princess Theatre

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23 November

Sat 7.30pm

Marko Letonja & Sol Gabetta / Haydn & Smetana

Albert Hall

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Showtime

22 June

Sat 7.30pm

The TSO Goes to Broadway

Albert Hall

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Betta Milk Family Classics

1 November

Fri 6pm

Trick or Treat

Princess Theatre

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‘Waves and thunder reverberate through the hall…’

REGIONAL The TSO comes to you with these concerts in Latrobe, George Town and Burnie.

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8 March

Fri 7.30pm

Richard Gill and the TSO

Latrobe Memorial Hall

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9 March

Sat 7.30pm

Richard Gill and the TSO

George Town Memorial Hall

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17 August

Sat 7.30pm

Letonja & Skride / Mozart, Britten, Schultz

Burnie Town Hall

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BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes 5


MATINEE Full-length concerts of orchestral classics on a Friday or Saturday afternoon. DATE

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8 February

Fri 2.30pm

Finishing Schubert / Marko Letonja and the TSO Horns

Federation Concert Hall

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1 June

Sat 2.30pm

Tour de France

Federation Concert Hall

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26 July

Fri 2.30pm

Letonja & Hudson / Wagner, Stanhope, Haydn

Federation Concert Hall

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9 November

Sat 2.30pm

The Dean Brothers / Brahms, Dean & Bruch

Federation Concert Hall

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Hobart BETTA MILK FAMILY CLASSICS Hour-long concerts of popular classics for children, younger listeners and people on the go. DATE

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4 April

Thu 6pm

Trains and Boats and Planes

Federation Concert Hall

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5 June

Wed 6pm

Spaceship TSO

Federation Concert Hall

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31 October

Thu 6pm

Trick or Treat

Federation Concert Hall

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SHOWTIME Glamour and glitz with opera highlights and favourites from musicals. DATE

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28 March

Thu 7.30pm The TSO Goes to the Opera

Federation Concert Hall

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20 June

Thu 8pm

Wrest Point

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The TSO Goes to Broadway

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REcital Chamber music performed by TSO Principals and distinguished guest artists. DATE

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7 August

Wed 7.30pm Nikolai Demidenko in Recital

13 September Fri 7.30pm

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Brahms & Poulenc

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‘Hear the triumphant cheers, feel the marching feet…’

Discover Hear the conductor talk about the music then hear it played live by the TSO. DATE

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28 June

Fri 7pm

Discover Schubert's Rosamunde

Federation Concert Hall

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16 November

Sat 7pm

Discover Mozart's Concert Arias

Federation Concert Hall

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RACT symphony under the stars A FREE concert for the whole family to enjoy. DATE

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23 February

Sat 7pm

Symphony Under the Stars

Tolosa Park, Glenorchy

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2 March

Sat 7pm

Symphony Under the Stars

City Park, Launceston

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Concert Calendar Finishing

Schubert

Marko Letonja & the TSO Horns

ˇák, Stravinsky, Edwards Dvor

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15 February

Friday 2.30pm

Friday 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Marko Letonja conductor Wendy Page horn Heath Parkinson horn Greg Stephens horn Roger Jackson horn SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished SCHUMANN Concertstück for Four Horns SCHUBERT/BERIO Rendering

‘We can feel the forest close in around us…’

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For a man who died at such a young age, Franz Schubert wrote an astonishing quantity of music. That said, he didn’t get around to finishing it all. In Rendering, Luciano Berio picks up where Schubert left off. An act of homage from one composer to another, Rendering brings to life Schubert’s final sketches as orchestrated by Berio. Fresh yet familiar, the music is otherworldly and alluring. Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony is one of his bestloved works while the Concertstück by Robert Schumann showcases the amazing talents of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s horn section.

16 February Saturday 7.30pm Albert Hall, Launceston Marko Letonja conductor William Barton didjeridu DVORˇÁK Symphony No 8 EDWARDS Tyalgum Mantras STRAVINSKY The Firebird – Suite (1919) Marko Letonja teams up with didjeridu virtuoso William Barton for Ross Edwards’ Tyalgum Mantras, a trance-like meditation performed here in a special arrangement for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Stravinsky’s colourful Firebird Suite and Dvorˇák’s Symphony No 8 draw from Russian and Bohemian folk traditions while at the same time upholding the distinctive sound worlds of their respective composers. As always at our season-opener concerts, complimentary sparkling wine will be served at interval. Join us!

15 February

Complimentary afternoon tea will be served at interval at this special matinee concert.

Friday 9.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

16 February

Gala Soirée

Saturday 9.30pm Albert Hall, Launceston

Join Marko Letonja, William Barton and members of the orchestra for a glittering post-concert reception to mark the start of the 2013 concert season. $55 per person. Reservations essential (see Booking Form or book at tso.com.au)

HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel – Prelude 8

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Stars under the

Shadow Dreams by Finegan Kruckemeyer music by Graeme Koehne Presented by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Terrapin Puppet Theatre in association with Ten Days on the Island.

8 March

9 March

Saturday 7pm

Saturday 7pm

Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 7.30pm

Tolosa Park, Glenorchy

City Park, Launceston

Latrobe Memorial Hall

George Town Memorial Hall

What’s not to love? RACT Symphony Under the Stars dishes up massive helpings of popular classics in a FREE, family-friendly outdoor setting. This year’s concert will also include a selection of greatest hits from Broadway shows sung by special guest artist Trisha Crowe. FREE outdoor entertainment doesn’t get any better than this! Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring a picnic basket and rug. Enjoy a night of music, food and friendship at RACT Symphony Under the Stars.

15 March

Friday 1pm* and 6.30pm

Friday 1pm* and 6.30pm

16 March

16 March

Saturday 4pm and 6pm

Saturday 4pm and 6pm

17 March Sunday 4pm and 6pm Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Recital Hall, Hobart

University of Tasmania School of Visual and Performing Arts, Annexe Theatre, Inveresk

17 March Sunday 4pm and 6pm

Brett Kelly conductor

Burnie Town Hall

A truly unique and inspiring performance that takes place simultaneously in two cities, linked by high-speed broadband. Dale has one life, living on a hill in the bush. Pete has another, living on a hill in the city. Two boys, in two different parts of Tassie, go to bed one night and accidentally have each other’s dreams! You and your children will be amazed and inspired as the orchestra and performers in Hobart interact live with musicians and performers in Launceston/Burnie. Filmed images, puppets and music will interweave between the spaces in this highly original show directed by Frank Newman. Graeme Koehne’s stunning score complements Finegan Kruckemeyer’s story of mystery and friendship in a magic realist, digital puppetry world first.

Richard Gill is an inspiring musician. A conductor, educator and lively media commentator, he believes strongly in the transformative power of music and the vital importance of music to the lives of us all. Be touched by Richard’s brilliance in this concert of works by Haydn, J S Bach and others. Fall in love with the oboe d’amore (literally, the oboe of love) when David Nuttall performs the solo part in J S Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’amore BWV 1055.

Britten & Shostakovich

23 March Saturday 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Marko Letonja conductor Maya Boog soprano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes BRITTEN Les illuminations PÄRT Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 1 Divided by cultural differences and the Cold War, Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich found common ground in the language of music. Each was touched by the music of the other and each discerned in the other the sound of the individual struggling to be heard. Acclaimed Swiss soprano Maya Boog sings Britten’s orchestral song cycle Les illuminations, settings of strange and wonderful poems by Arthur Rimbaud. Britten’s Four Sea Interludes are magnificent tone poems in their own right and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 1 presents a fresh-voiced young composer at the start of a remarkable career. Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten is a fitting tribute to the English composer in this, his centenary year. TIO

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Mark Wigglesworth conductor Members of the Australian Youth Orchestra

Thursday 6pm

Saturday 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Marc Taddei conductor Christopher Lawrence compere

Michal Dworzynski conductor Sara Macliver soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Henry Choo tenor James Clayton baritone TSO Chorus

12 April

13 April

Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Princess Theatre, Launceston

Howard Shelley conductor & piano

GOUNOD Faust – Ballet Music MOZART Piano Concerto No 27 FRANCK Symphony in D minor

With more than 100 concertos in his repertoire, Howard Shelley knows music for piano and orchestra inside out. In this concert he performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B-flat, K595, Mozart’s last ever piano concerto and a strikingly beautiful one at that. Gounod’s opera Faust was a runaway success when it was first performed. Come to know this hugely popular work through the Ballet Music written for it and enjoy César Franck’s romantically charged Symphony in D minor.

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‘Apart from Britten himself, the central figure of the evening was Mark Wigglesworth…proving once again what a very special The Guardian conductor he is.’

4 April

How do you get from A to B? Boat, train, cow? There are plenty of pieces of orchestral music that evoke travel in all its manifestations from The Little Train of the Caipara by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos to Mussorgsky’s Bydlo to The Padstow Lifeboat by Malcolm Arnold. A concert for all the family, Trains and Boats and Planes will take you to all sorts of places from the comfort of your seat in Federation Concert Hall. Only $36 for one adult and two children!

MOZART

‘The greatest symphony of modern times’ is how Elgar’s Symphony No 1 was described by Hans Richter, conductor of the first performance. Leading English maestro Mark Wigglesworth makes his debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducting this landmark English work. Also on the program is Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, a poignant and heartfelt response to the ancient Mass for the Dead. These grand-scale works require a grand-scale orchestra. The TSO will be augmented by musicians from the Australian Youth Orchestra.

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Marko Letonja is no stranger to the world of opera, having won acclaim in the great opera houses of Europe including Milan’s illustrious La Scala. Together with soprano Maya Boog and baritone José Carbó, Marko leads this starry line-up of the very best that opera has to offer including Bellini’s ‘Casta diva’ (Norma), Rossini’s ‘Largo al factotum’ (The Barber of Seville) and Verdi’s ‘Sempre libera’ (La traviata). Enjoy the heart-wrenching melodies, the emotionfilled climaxes and the larger-than-life passions of opera at its best. What’s more, the TSO Chorus will be on hand to sing up a storm with some great opera choruses.

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SCHUMANN Symphony No 4 MOZART Exsultate, jubilate MOZART Mass in C major, Coronation Music fit for a king! Legend has it that Mozart’s Coronation Mass was performed at the coronation of Habsburg emperor Francis II. A work where choir, orchestra and soloists come together in perfect harmony, the Coronation Mass contains some of Mozart’s most ravishing music. Exsultate, jubilate is a Mozart show-stopper for soprano and orchestra while Schumann’s Symphony No 4 is a powerful and mercurial work by one of music’s great romantics.

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1 June

Discover Schubert’s

Saturday 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Nicholas Braithwaite conductor Jane Edwards soprano POULENC Sinfonietta CANTELOUBE Songs of the Auvergne (selections) BIZET L’Arlésienne – Suites 1 and 2 (selections)

Rosamunde

The Songs of the Auvergne are as beautiful as the French countryside from which they come and are among the loveliest folksongs ever arranged for soprano and orchestra. Bizet’s L’Arlésienne takes its inspiration from a different region of France – the southern city of Arles – while Poulenc’s witty Sinfonietta offers the sophistication of Paris pure and simple. Jane Edwards sings. Nicholas Braithwaite conducts.

5 June wednesday 6pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Marc Taddei conductor Christopher Lawrence compere

The TSOgoes to

broadway

22 June

Thursday 8pm

Saturday 7.30pm

Wrest Point, Hobart

Albert Hall, Launceston

Guy Noble conductor Trisha Crowe Michael Falzon The bright lights of New York’s legendary Great White Way come to you when the TSO goes to Broadway! From My Fair Lady, Carousel and West Side Story to The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, The TSO Goes to Broadway brings you all your favourite tunes from all your favourite Broadway shows. Charismatic conductor Guy Noble and dazzling vocalists Trisha Crowe and Michael Falzon guarantee a high energy concert that will put a song in your heart and a smile on your face.

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Friday 7pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor SCHUBERT Rosamunde (selections)

Few composers could dash off music as quickly as Franz Schubert – the incidental music for the play Rosamunde being a case in point. Written in a matter of only days, it has since become Schubert’s most enduring music for the stage. Sebastian Lang-Lessing has a particular fondness for Rosamunde and in this enthralling mix of talk and music he’ll tell you why! Learn about the music and hear selections from Rosamunde played in full.

5 July

6 July

Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Albert Hall, Launceston

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor Kirill Gerstein piano

RACHMANINOV The Rock RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 1 BRAHMS Symphony No 4

Sebastian Lang-Lessing returns to Tasmania to conduct the orchestra that he nurtured for eight years. Also making a return visit is USbased pianist Kirill Gerstein, recent recipient of a coveted Gilmore Artist Award. Rachmaninov throws down the gauntlet to all pianists in his brilliant Piano Concerto No 1. At around the same time that he dashed off the concerto, Rachmaninov wrote The Rock, a symphonic poem in the tradition of Tchaikovsky. Brahms’s Symphony No 4 – the composer’s final symphony – is a glorious summing up of a lifetime’s achievements.

Calling all Trekkies, Jedi Knights and Princess-Leias-in-training! Step aboard Spaceship TSO and journey to the outer reaches of the universe with some awesome music including The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek and Richard Strauss’s Thus spake Zarathustra – music from the famous opening sequence of Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. You get a big orchestral experience at the low, low price of only $36 for an adult and two children.

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26 July Friday 2.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Marko Letonja conductor Lloyd Hudson piccolo WAGNER Siegfried Idyll STANHOPE Piccolo Concerto* HAYDN Symphony No 103, Drumroll A love offering like no other, the Siegfried Idyll was written in secret, rehearsed on the sly and performed as a surprise birthday gift for Wagner’s wife. Not sure whether she was awake or still dreaming, Cosima Wagner first heard this heavenly music as it drifted through the house on the morning of her 33rd birthday. There was nothing secretive about the first performance of Haydn’s Drumroll Symphony, a work that enjoyed immediate success in London in 1795 and has been a firm favourite ever since. Be part of a first performance yourself as Lloyd Hudson, TSO Principal Piccolo, gives the Tasmanian première of Paul Stanhope’s Piccolo Concerto. *Tasmanian première. Commissioned by Symphony Services International.

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Stunning soloist Rinat Shaham has built her reputation on getting inside the music that she sings and conveying character and emotion with rare dramatic force. Hear this consummate artist perform Luciano Berio’s Folksongs, dazzling arrangements of music from France, Italy, the US and Azerbaijan. Kodály’s Dances of Galanta take their inspiration from the rich and exotic folk music traditions of Hungary while Beethoven’s Symphony No 7 offers the ultimate feel-good symphony from classical music’s ultimate symphonist.

7 August

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The romantic and the neoclassical come together in this concert of chamber music gems by composers from two different epochs and vastly different musical outlooks. String and Wind Principals of the TSO team up with pianist Piers Lane for Brahms’s rapturous Piano Quartet in G minor and Poulenc’s graceful Sextet.

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Nikolai Demidenko in Recital

Beethoven’s Emperor

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Nikolai Demidenko piano

20 September

CHOPIN Barcarolle CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantasie CHOPIN Piano Sonata No 2 in B-flat minor SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A major D664 SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A minor D784

Friday 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

The TSO is delighted to present distinguished Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko in recital. An artist of international renown, Nikolai Demidenko has performed in the world’s great concert halls and recital venues. He commands a vast repertoire and equally extensive discography. In this recital he performs music by Chopin – a composer with whom he has a special affinity – and two contrasting sonatas by Franz Schubert, one of classical music’s most original voices.

Letonja & Skride

Mozart, Britten, Schultz

16 August

17 August

Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Burnie Town Hall

Marko Letonja conductor Baiba Skride violin

MOZART The Magic Flute – Overture BRITTEN Violin Concerto SCHULTZ New commission* MOZART Symphony No 39

Since winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 2001, violinist Baiba Skride has performed with the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. In this, her second appearance with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, she performs Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto, a powerful and emotional work from the late 1930s written in response to a world on the brink of war. An important new commission by Andrew Schultz pays homage to Britten while works by Mozart – a favourite overture and a great symphony – bookend a concert of exceptional music and an exceptional artist.

‘Skride’s playing was just amazing – authoritative, utterly controlled, a gorgeous sound…’ Australian Stage

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Eivind Aadland conductor Marc-André Hamelin piano HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel – Prelude BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor GRIEG Symphony in C minor Pianist Marc-André Hamelin has been hailed ‘a one-of-a-kind concert artist’ by the Los Angeles Times. Hear him perform Beethoven’s sublime Emperor Concerto. Norwegian conductor Eivind Aadland is the ideal interpreter for the rarely heard Symphony in C minor by fellow countryman Edvard Grieg. Maestro Aadland will also bring his unique insights to the Prelude to Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, a miniature masterpiece which distils all the lilting melodies of this beloved opera into an enthralling, bite-size morsel.

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‘The sheer keyboard brilliance of Hamelin’s playing is exceptional .’ The Guardian

3 October THURSDAY 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Kenneth Young conductor The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is the nation’s premier performance-based music institute. This concert showcases the best of the best as students from ANAM vie for top honours in the 2013 ANAM Concerto Competition. Seats are only $15. $10 to TSO subscribers. Enjoy great music at a great price! 17


Tausk & Paulsen

11 October

12 October

FRIDAY 7.30pm

SATURDAY 7.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Princess Theatre, Launceston

Otto Tausk conductor Sue-Ellen Paulsen cello

MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides SCHUMANN Cello Concerto R STRAUSS Serenade for Winds MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4, Italian

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16 November

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Thursday 6pm

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Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Princess Theatre, Launceston

Andrew Greene conductor Christopher Lawrence compere Do you have any skeletons in your closet? The more skeletons the merrier at this Halloween Family Classics concert. In addition to the odd trick or two you can expect musical treats galore including Danse macabre by Saint-Saëns, Grieg’s March of the Trolls and music from Marschner’s The Vampire. Don’t miss this tribute to all things ghostly and ghoulish – the price is a scream at only $36 for one adult and two children.

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Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Concert Arias

Marko Letonja conductor Emma Matthews soprano MOZART Concert arias Mozart had a great love for the human voice. The power of words and music always brought out the best in him as you will discover when Marko Letonja offers his unique insights into this great selection of concert arias. Marko will talk about the background to these works and highlight special features of each. Together with Emma Matthews and the TSO he will then conduct the arias in full. Discover the genius of Mozart at this mix of talk and music.

Written in a white heat of activity, Schumann’s Cello Concerto is one of the composer’s most passionate works and a mainstay of the cello repertory. Hear it performed by outstanding soloist Sue-Ellen Paulsen, TSO Principal Cello. Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and Hebrides Overture offer two contrasting musical snapshots – the sunny Mediterranean on the one hand and mist-shrouded Scotland on the other. Both are the work of one of music’s consummate tone painters. Another great tone painter, Richard Strauss, displays his Mozartean side in the Serenade for Winds.

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9 November Saturday 2.30pm

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Albert Hall, Launceston

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Few Australian musicians can boast the versatility of internationally renowned composer, performer and conductor Brett Dean. Former Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music, Brett Dean appears with his brother Paul – current Artistic Director of ANAM – as co-soloist in Bruch’s Concerto for Viola and Clarinet. Ariel’s Music, for clarinet and orchestra, was written in memory of Elisabeth Glaser and her daughter Ariel, both of whom died of AIDS-related illnesses. Fittingly, Brahms’s Tragic Overture follows. The concert begins with Brahms’s virtuosic riff on student drinking songs, the Academic Festival Overture.

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Argentinean-born Sol Gabetta is one of the most versatile cellists of her generation having performed and recorded works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Elgar and Shostakovich to widespread acclaim. An artist who has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, she makes her debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Haydn’s celebrated Cello Concerto in C major. Marko Letonja has a natural affinity with Slavic music. He brings his unique insights to Smetana’s Má vlast (My homeland) – musical portraits of the Czech lands – and the Little Suite by Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, whose centenary is commemorated this year.

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Gershwin & Bernstein

Marko Letonja & Freddy Kempf

‘It’s like stepping out in Manhattan…’

30 November saturday 7.30pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Marko Letonja conductor Freddy Kempf piano DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune BERNSTEIN On The Town – Three Dance Episodes GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue MUSSORGSKY arr RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition It’s swing time! George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the irrepressible Freddy Kempf as soloist. It’s a helluva town. The Three Dance Episodes from Leonard Bernstein’s New York-based musical On The Town. Debussy’s super-refined Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune opens the concert and the Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition bring it to an exhilarating close.

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The Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Jun Yi Ma

Yue-Hong Cha

Cherelle Gadge

Michael Johnston

Alison Lazaroff-Somssich

Susanna Low

Monica Naselow

Christopher Nicholas

Janet Rutherford

Katie Betts

William Newbery

Anna Roach

Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Ivan James

Martin Penicka

Brett Rutherford

Stuart Thomson

Robin Brawley

Michael Fortescue

Douglas Mackie

Lloyd Hudson

David Nuttall

Dinah Woods

Chris Waller

Lisa Storchheim

John Panckridge

Wendy Page

Heath Parkinson

Roger Jackson

Greg Stephens

Mark Bain

Donald Bate

Liam O’Malley

Robert Clark

Timothy Jones

Matthew Goddard

Gary Wain

Yoram Levy

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Daniel Kossov

Miranda Carson

Christine Lawson

Andrew Seymour

Lucy Carrig JONES

Rohana Brown

Marko Letonja

Rodney McDonald

Elinor Levy

Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Jun Yi Ma Concertmaster Elinor Levy Associate Concertmaster Lucy Carrig Jones Principal Second Violin Daniel Kossov Principal First Violin Rohana Brown Violin Miranda Carson Violin Yue-Hong Cha Violin Cherelle Gadge Violin Michael Johnston Violin Christine Lawson Violin Alison Lazaroff-Somssich Violin Susanna Low Violin Monica Naselow Violin Christopher Nicholas Violin Janet Rutherford Principal Viola Katie Betts Viola Rodney McDonald Viola William Newbery Viola Anna Roach Viola Sue-Ellen Paulsen Principal Cello Ivan James Cello Martin Penicka Cello Brett Rutherford Cello Stuart Thomson Principal Double Bass Robin Brawley Double Bass Michael Fortescue Double Bass Douglas Mackie Principal Flute Lloyd Hudson Flute/Piccolo David Nuttall Principal Oboe Dinah Woods Oboe/Cor Anglais Andrew Seymour Principal Clarinet Chris Waller Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Lisa Storchheim Principal Bassoon John Panckridge Bassoon/Contrabassoon Wendy Page Principal First Horn Heath Parkinson Principal Third Horn Roger Jackson Horn Greg Stephens Horn Yoram Levy Principal Trumpet Mark Bain Trumpet Donald Bate Principal Trombone Liam O’Malley Trombone Robert Clark Principal Bass Trombone Timothy Jones Principal Tuba Matthew Goddard Principal Timpani Gary Wain Principal Percussion

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d n a w No to the future . in The TSO is grateful for the generous support of the following Patrons.

For more than six decades the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has enriched the lives of countless Tasmanians. With concerts in the state’s major population centres as well as smaller towns and villages, the TSO endeavours to make itself accessible to all. A high priority for the TSO is giving concerts to school children and young people and offering training programs for up-andcoming musicians. Your support is vital to helping the TSO pursue the full range of its activities now and into the future.

Support the tso now – the TSO Fund Donations to the TSO Fund support the TSO in its day-to-day operations. These activities can range from supporting school outreach programs to touring regional centres to assisting with instrument repairs and upgrades. There is no shortage of operational costs! Gifts to the TSO Fund are tax deductible.

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TSO Impresario Patrons – gifts of $50,000+ John & Marilyn Canterford Mike & Carole Ralston TSO Maestro Patrons – gifts of $20,000+ Patricia Leary R H O’Connor TSO Chair Patrons – annual gifts of $5,000+ Chief Conductor Anonymous Concertmaster Mike & Carole Ralston Associate Concertmaster R H O’Connor Principal Second Violin Joanna de Burgh Principal First Violin Lisa Roberts Rank and File Violin Bruce Neill & Penny Clive Rank and File Violin Warwick Rule Principal Viola John & Jo Strutt Principal Cello Richard & Gill Ireland Principal Double Bass Patricia Leary Principal Flute Ian Hicks

Principal Oboe Professor David Rich & Mrs Glenys Rich Oboe/Cor Anglais Julius & Gabriella Vertessy Principal Clarinet Dr Peter Stanton Rank and File Clarinet Tim & Louise Mooney Principal Bassoon Julia Farrell Rank and File Bassoon Alan & Hilary Wallace Principal Horn Mr Kenneth von Bibra AM & Mrs Berta von Bibra OAM Principal Trumpet Joy Selby Smith Principal Timpani John & Marilyn Canterford Principal Harp Dr & Mrs Michael Treplin Principal Percussion Helen Rule Chorusmaster Anonymous TSO Patrons – annual gifts of $1,000+ There are currently 97 TSO Patrons and their generous support each year is acknowledged in all TSO concert programs.

TSO Supporters – gifts up to $1,000 In response to the TSO’s Annual Giving Program many people give generously and their donations will in future be acknowledged in the TSO’s annual report and on the TSO website. To discuss making a donation to the TSO Fund, please contact Lisa Harris, TSO Philanthropy Manager, on 03 6232 4414 or email harrisl@tso.com.au.

Support the tso into the future – the tso Foundation Donations to the TSO Foundation support the TSO into the future. Launched in 2008, the TSO Foundation is an endowment fund intended to guarantee the longterm financial security of the TSO. The Foundation provides a significant capital base from which 80% of the interest earned by the fund each year is distributed to the TSO. An independent board of directors oversees the Foundation’s financial accountability. In 2011 the Foundation distributed $22,871 to the TSO to help support its ongoing activities. Gifts to the TSO Foundation are tax deductible. One way that you might also consider supporting the Foundation is by leaving a bequest in your will directed to the Foundation in the knowledge that your legacy will live on through its capital preservation in the Foundation fund. Should you choose to inform the TSO about your bequest, you will be acknowledged within the categories below during your lifetime based upon a net present value of 50% of the value of the future legacy.

The TSO is grateful for the generous support of the following Foundation donors.

Foundation Life Benefactors – Gifts of $100,000+ John & Marilyn Canterford

Foundation Life Benefactors – Future Gifts of $100,000+ Mrs Honey Bacon Dr Don Hempton & Mrs Jasmine Hempton Patricia Leary Linda & Martin Luther Mike & Carole Ralston Anonymous

Foundation Benefactors – Gifts of $60,000+

Foundation Benefactors – Future Gifts of $60,000+

AMEC Minproc Ltd Colin & Dianne Jackson Mike & Carole Ralston Dr Peter Stanton Geoff & Vicki Willis Anonymous

Dawn Albert Susan Williams

Foundation Fellows – Gifts of $10,000+

Foundation Fellows – Future Gifts of $10,000+

Dennis & Ilona Bewsher Susanne Oldham Dr John Roberts & Mrs Barbara Roberts Joy Smith John Upcher Michelle Warren

Diane Matthews

Foundation Supporters – Gifts of $1,000+

Foundation Supporters – Future Gifts of $1,000+

Joan & Barry Chapman Gladys Dodson Joan Green Veronica Keach Rita Louise Knox Tony MacCormick George & Joan Masterman Dirk Meure Estate of Josephine Upcher Estate of Margaret Wade Deirdre Wise Jane Wynter Anonymous x 2

Robert Kuns Anonymous

To discuss making a donation or leaving a bequest to the TSO Foundation, please contact Colin Kent, Executive Director TSO Foundation, on 0419 373 071 or email kentc@tso.com.au.

The Conductor’s Circle All TSO Patrons and Foundation Benefactors and Fellows will have the opportunity in 2013 to come together with other members of the TSO family to participate in a range of special events, behindthe-scenes experiences and social occasions especially reserved for our most valued supporters. In addition, Conductor’s Circle members will regularly receive special communications about the work of the TSO and how their gifts are making it all possible.

Become a TSO HOLDINGS 2013 member Strengthen your relationship with the TSO by becoming a 2013 season member of Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Holdings Limited (TSOH). By doing so you will not only be standing up as an advocate for the orchestra, you will have the right to be involved in the election of the Board and will be entitled to stand for the Board. For 2013 subscribers there is no more to pay as your $20 annual membership fee is automatically included within your subscription. All others can become a TSOH member by completing the TSOH membership form and paying a $20 annual fee. Further information on TSOH is available at tso.com.au or by calling 1800 001 190.

FOTSO – FRIENDS OF THE TSO Share your love of orchestral music and join a community of likeminded friends as a member of FOTSO (Friends of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra). Enjoy access to TSO rehearsals and FOTSOonly functions including concerts, recitals, lecture-demonstrations and social events.

Annual membership Single $35 ($22 concession) Couple $48 ($33 concession)

Life membership Single $350 ($220 concession) Couple $480 ($330 concession It’s easy to become a member of FOTSO. Simply fill in your details on the booking form in this brochure. Alternatively, call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or email boxoffice@tso.com.au.

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Benefits of Subscribing Save on concert tickets and reap the benefits that come from being a TSO subscriber. To become a TSO subscriber purchase a Fixed Package of concerts or Compose Your Own suite of concerts (you need to choose a minimum of four concerts) or buy a Subscription Voucher. As a subscriber you will enjoy: • S ubscription tickets at the discount subscriber rate • D  iscount rates on further TSO ticket purchases • Priority seating • Priority bookings

WHAT TYPE OF SUBSCRIPTION IS BEST FOR ME?

As a subscriber, you can supplement your fixed package with tickets to other TSO concerts such as the Showtime Series at special discount rates.

There are three types of TSO subscriptions

Subscribers also have the added benefit of fixed seating, season after season.

1. Fixed Packages 2. Compose Your Own 3. Subscription Vouchers

Fixed Packages There are six Fixed Package options to choose from. You may choose more than one package if you wish.

Hobart Master Series + Matinee Series (16 concerts)

• G  uaranteed fixed pricing for the entire 2013 season

Master Series (12 concerts)

• P lus One introduce-a-friend complimentary ticket*

Betta Milk Family Classics Series (3 concerts)

• Complimentary concert programs • D  iscount of 10% on all TSO merchandise

Fixed Packages offer real savings. Subscribe to all Hobart Master and Matinee Series concerts and save 20%!

• Special subscriber newsletter

Launceston

• L aunceston Fixed 6 Series package subscribers receive a free ticket to a Hobart Master Series concert (excluding Master 1 and 12)

Launceston Fixed 6 Series (6 concerts, excludes Betta Milk Family Classics)

• Free ticket exchanges# • D  iscount rates on single tickets to concerts by other organisations including Virtuosi Tasmania, Musica Viva Tasmania, the Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras, The Australian Ballet in Melbourne and Sydney, Opera Australia and many more

How to Subscribe

Matinee Series (4 concerts)

Launceston Fixed 5 Series (5 concerts, excludes Betta Milk Family Classics and The TSO Goes to Broadway) Subscribe to Launceston Fixed 6 Series or Launceston Fixed 5 Series and save 10%! Launceston Fixed 6 Series subscribers also receive a free ticket to a Hobart Master Series concert (excluding Master 1 and 12) at the equivalent price reserve.

Compose Your Own A Compose Your Own subscription is ideal for those whose tastes in music range across the TSO’s different concert series. You might wish to attend a few Master Series concerts, a Matinee or two, some Betta Milk Family Classics concerts and a Showtime concert. The Compose Your Own option gives you the flexibility to attend what you like when you like. You must choose a minimum of four concerts. Compose Your Own subscriptions attract discounts of 10%.

Subscription Voucher For those who live on a tight schedule and can’t commit too far in advance, a Subscription Voucher is just the answer. Subscription Vouchers can be redeemed for concert tickets at approximately 10% discount. What’s more, you get all the additional benefits of being a TSO subscriber! Subscription Vouchers start at $200.

#Free ticket exchange only available to subscribers who purchase 10 concerts or more.

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*Plus One is your chance to introduce a friend to the TSO. If you subscribe before 31 December 2012 your nominated friend will receive a complimentary ticket to a 2013 TSO concert. Simply fill in your friend’s name and contact details on the booking form. We will contact your Plus One friend to arrange the ticket. Please note: Your Plus One friend must not be a current TSO subscriber. Subject to availability and excludes Hobart Master 1 and 12 plus Launceston Master 1.

Online

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If you are already a TSO subscriber, you can renew your subscription online by logging in to your account using your personal login and password and following a few quick and easy prompts. You can renew your subscription online from Monday 1 October 2012.

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If you are subscribing to the TSO for the first time, you can subscribe online from Monday 1 October 2012. Set up your login and password at tso.com.au, select your package and select your concerts. Please note that instalment payments are not available online.

tso.com.au By mail If you are a renewing subscriber, simply 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. If you are a new subscriber, simply fill in the booking form in this brochure. Cheque (made payable to the TSO), money order or credit card details must accompany your booking. If you are claiming a concession, please enclose photocopied proof with your booking form. Post to: Reply Paid 1450 (no stamp required) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra GPO Box 1450 Hobart TAS 7001

By phone Telephone the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 during business hours (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) and have one of our friendly Box Office staff take care of your booking.

In person Pop in to the TSO Box Office at Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey Street Hobart, and make your booking over the counter. You can pay by cash, cheque (made payable to the TSO), money order or credit card.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTION (not available online)

You can pay for your subscription tickets by credit card in five equal instalments. These deductions take place on the 15th day of every month commencing in January 2013 and concluding in May 2013. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to take advantage of this option.

SEAT CHANGES If you are already a TSO subscriber and wish to change your seat/s, please indicate in the ‘special requirements’ section of your subscription renewal form. Changes, where possible, will be allocated based on the number of years of being a TSO subscriber and the date order of receipt.

CONCESSIONS Full-time students, Australian Social Security Card holders, Companion Card holders and Veterans’ Affairs pensioners are eligible for concession prices. Seniors Card holders are not eligible for concession prices except in the Matinee and Betta Milk Family Classics series. To claim a concession, 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. Please email a scanned copy of proof of concession to boxoffice@tso.com.au or fax it to 03 6232 4455 or post it to TSO Box Office, GPO Box 1450, Hobart TAS 7001.

IT’S EASY TO BOOK Online:

tso.com.au

Phone:

1800 001 190

In person: Federation Concert Hall 1 Davey Street Hobart

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TSO Partners Core public support

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

Premier partners

Major partners

TSO CHORUS

VIRTUOSI TASMANIA

For those concerts where choral forces are required, the TSO is joined by the TSO Chorus, an auditioned group of 75 voices that was founded in 1992. June Tyzack has been Chorusmaster since 2001.

Hear musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra perform fine chamber music in beautiful and historic Tasmanian venues.

In its 20-year history the TSO Chorus has performed the oratorios Messiah, Die Schöpfung and Elijah, masses by Haydn, Schubert, Puccini and Martin, the requiem settings of Mozart, Brahms, Fauré and Sculthorpe, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 and Christus am Ölberge, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia Antartica, and the operas Madama Butterfly, La traviata and Carmen.

Virtuosi Tasmania offers a 20-concert season throughout regional Tasmania.

Interstate collaborations have added The Dream of Gerontius, Belshazzar’s Feast and Mahler’s Symphony No 2 and Symphony No 8 to the repertoire. The TSO Chorus welcomes new members. Interested choristers should contact the Artistic and Chorus Coordinator on 03 6232 4421 or visit tsochorus.com.au for more information.

Enjoy exceptional music in relaxed and intimate settings including historic homes, vineyards, luxury resorts, art galleries, churches and heritage buildings. Visit tso.com.au and virtuositas.org.au for 2013 concert dates and details. Book tickets through the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

Leadership Partners

Partners

Please note that Virtuosi Tasmania concerts do not form part of TSO subscription packages.

Media supporters

We also wish to thank Foot & Playsted

For information on TSO Partner opportunities, please contact Gabrielle Lis on 03 6232 4430 or email lisg@tso.com.au 28

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Hobart

Wrest Point

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Hobart

HOT SEATS BRONZE SILVER SILVER

B RESERVE

GOLD

BRONZE SILVER

BRONZE SILVER TASMAN ROOM

PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON

A RESERVE

GOLD

DISABILITY

GOLD

DISABILITY

SILVER

GOLD

NOODLES

(FCH)

Balcony

SILVER

INSTANT

Federation Concert hall

SILVER

A STUDENT CAN GET A MONTH’S WORTH OF

Federation Concert Hall

BRONZE SILVER

FOR $30

Venues

BRONZE HOT SEATS STAGE STAGE

STAGE

Hot Seats $29. Not available on subscription. STAGE

Albert Hall

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Launceston

Launceston

Stalls

Princess Theatre

Balcony Balcony

OR AN ENTIRE SEASON OF MUSIC, EXCITEMENT AND CULTURE. PRINCESS THEATRE, STAGELAUNCESTON

Does the student in your life need some cultural nutrition? TSO’s Live it Up Live Student Season Pass is available to all full-time tertiary and secondary students. For just $30, students get access to more than 30 TSO concerts in Hobart, Launceston and regional Tasmania, subject to availability. Here’s how it works – download a 2013 Live it Up Live Student Season Pass application form at tso.com.au (proof of full-time student status required), pay $30, receive your Live it Up Live Student Season Pass and start booking! Tickets can be booked from two weeks in advance of a concert. For further information visit tso.com.au or contact the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

tso.com.au

Stalls

Marko Letonja’s

Season 2013

STAGE

STAGE Albert Hall Upper level

A RESERVE B RESERVE

CONDITIONS: Students must present a valid student ID card or School Identification Slip when collecting tickets. Membership is valid until the end of 2013. Cards and tickets are non-transferable. Admittance is subject to availability and seating is at the discretion of the TSO Box Office. Contact the TSO Box Office for further details.

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Booking Form

Pricing Tables

Personal details Name Address

Price Table 1 – Fixed Package prices. See page 26 for Fixed Package information. Hobart Master + Matinee Master Matinee

16 12 4

Family Classics – unreserved seating

3

Launceston Launceston Fixed 6 Launceston Fixed 5

FULL Silver $952 $770 $264

No. of concerts

No. of concerts

Gold $1,080 $876 $300 FULL Adult Child $69 $15

Bronze Gold $824 $1,016 $672 $806 $228 $276 CONCESSION Adult Student $57 $48

FULL A Reserve B Reserve

6 5

$409 $343

$355 $298

CONCESSION Bronze $632 $518 $172

Silver $824 $672 $228

Student (Bronze) $328 $266 $88

CONCESSION C Reserve

A Reserve

B Reserve

C Reserve

$266 $224

$355 $298

$272 $229

$206 $174

Student (B Reserve) $145 $123

Student (C Reserve) $110 $94

Price Table 2 - Compose Your Own Package & extra tickets for Fixed Package subscribers (i.e. 10% off) Hobart

FULL Silver $79 $66 $66 $79 $66

Gold $88 $75 $75 $88 $75

Master 1 & 12 Master 2-11 Matinee Showtime (FCH) Showtime (WP)

Bronze $70 $57 $57 $70 NA

Gold $83 $69 $69 $83 NA

CONCESSION Bronze $57 $43 $43 $57 NA

Silver $70 $57 $57 $70 NA

FULL

Launceston

B Reserve

C Reserve

A Reserve

B Reserve

C Reserve

$79 $66

$70 $57

$56 $42

$70 $57

$57 $43

$46 $32

FULL $50

Burnie

A Reserve $75

Melbourne

CONCESSION

A Reserve

Launceston - Master 1 Launceston - excluding Master 1

Unreserved Seating

CONCESSION $38

Full B Reserve $66

FULL

Family Classics / Regional Discover Shadow Dreams – Terrapin Hobart Recital ANAM Concerto Competition Subscription Voucher (see page 26)

$23 $15 $22.50 $50

Student (Bronze) $35 $22 $22 $35 NA

C Reserve $57

A Reserve $69

CONCESSION $19 $15 $18 $38 one price only - $10 minimum purchase of $200

Student (B Reserve) $35 $22

STUDENT $16

Student (C Reserve) $30 $16

CHILD $5

Concession B Reserve C Reserve Student (C Reserve ) $57 $43 $22 STUDENT

CHILD

FAMILY (2Ad+2Ch)

$16 $5 $18 $16

$5 $5 $9

na na $58

Student prices start at $30 p/a for Live it Up Live card holders (see page 30) Single concert tickets $5- $73 Hobart Master & Matinee Showtime (FCH) Showtime (WP) Launceston

FROM $29 $29 $73 FROM $36

Burnie

Melbourne

A Reserve $83

Unreserved Seating

FULL

Family Classics / Regional Discover Shadow Dreams – Terrapin Hobart Recital ANAM Concerto Competition

$26 $25 $25 $55

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TO $113 $113 $98 TO $103

STUDENT

CHILD

$55

$42

$18

$5

CONCESSION B Reserve C Reserve $48 $63

Student (C Reserve) $24

$21 $20 $20 $42 one price only - $15

Feb 8 15 15 16 16 Mar 8 9 15-17

Finishing Schubert Letonja – Stravinsky Gala Soiree ^ Letonja – Stravinsky Gala Soiree ^ Richard Gill and the TSO Richard Gill and the TSO Shadow Dreams ^ Ten Days

C Reserve $63

A Reserve $77

STUDENT

CHILD

FAMILY (2Ad+2Ch)

$18 $5 $20 $18

$5 $5 $10

NA NA $64

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LOCATION

NO. OF TICKETS

TOTAL PRICE

Hobart Matinee Hobart Master Hobart Launceston (AH) Launceston (AH) Latrobe George Town

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

23 Britten & Shostakovich

Hobart Launceston Burnie Hobart Master

$ $ $ $

28 The TSO Goes to the Opera

Hobart Showtime

$

Family Classics

$

12 Maestro plays Mozart

Hobart Master

$

13 Maestro plays Mozart

Launceston (PT)

$

May 10 Wigglesworth – Elgar & Britten

Hobart Master

$

25 Mozart’s Coronation Mass

Hobart Master

$

Hobart Matinee

$

Apr 4 Trains and Boats and Planes

JUN 1 Tour de France 5 Spaceship TSO

Family Classics

$

Showtime (WP)

$

22 The TSO Goes to Broadway

Launceston (AH)

$

28 Discover Schubert’s Rosamunde

Hobart

$

Hobart Master

$

Launceston (AH)

$

Hobart Matinee

$

Hobart Master

$

Jul 5 Lang-Lessing & Gerstein 6 Lang-Lessing & Gerstein 26 Letonja & Hudson 3 Letonja & Shaham

Melbourne

$

7 Nikolai Demidenko

Hobart

$

16 Letonja & Skride

Hobart Master

$

17 Letonja & Skride

Burnie

$

Hobart

$

Hobart Master

$

Hobart

$

11 Schumann & Mendelssohn

Hobart Master

$

12 Schumann & Mendelssohn

Launceston (PT)

$

31 Trick or Treat

Family Classics

$

Launceston Family Classics (PT)

$

Hobart Matinee

$

Hobart

$

NOV 1 Trick or Treat 9 The Dean Brothers 16 Discover Mozart’s Concert Arias

Special requirements?

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

Fri 1pm

20 The TSO Goes to Broadway

OCT 3 ANAM Concerto Competition

CONCESSION

CONCESSION

CONCERT

20 Marc-André Hamelin

FULL FULL B Reserve $73

DATE

sep 13 Brahms & Poulenc

Ticket prices may vary between performances and are subject to change without notice.

Phone (BH)

Select a minimum of four concerts excluding those marked ˆ. See page 32 for prices.

Aug 1 Letonja & Shaham

Price Table 3 - Single tickets for non-subscribers

Postcode

Compose Your Own and Additional Tickets

Fri 6:30pm

Sat 4pm

Sat 6pm

Fill in the boxes below with the number of packages you wish to purchase in each category. Master + Matinee (16) Matinee (4) Launceston (6)

Master (12) Family Classics (3) Launceston (5)

Status Please attach proof if claiming concession. Adult

Concession

Student 

Applies to reserved seating concerts only. See page 31 for seating maps.

HOBART Federation Concert Hall (FCH) Gold Stalls

Silver Central Balcony

Bronze Side Balcony

Wrest Point (WP) A (Tasman Room)

B (Plenary Hall)

LAUNCESTON Princess Theatre (PT) A Stalls

B Balcony

C

B Balcony

C Side Balcony

Albert Hall (AH) A (Stalls only) Stalls

MELBOURNE (MRC) A Reserve

B Reserve

Hobart Master

$

Launceston (AH)

$

Subscription Voucher

30 Gershwin & Bernstein

Hobart Master

$

Commencing from $200. See page 26.

Staple forms together if you wish to be seated with friends. Photocopies of documents must accompany this form if claiming concession/s. For assistance, call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190.

Child (16 and under)

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Program of Events

Month

February March

April May June

July August

September October

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November

Day

time

Concert

Venue

Page

8

2.30pm

Finishing Schubert, Marko Letonja, TSO Horns

Federation Concert Hall

9

15

7.30pm

Marko Letonja, Dvorák, Stravinsky, Edwards

Federation Concert Hall

9

16

7.30pm

Marko Letonja, Dvorák, Stravinsky, Edwards

Albert Hall

9

23

7pm

RACT Symphony Under the Stars

Tolosa Park Glenorchy

10

2

7pm

RACT Symphony Under the Stars

City Park Launceston

10

8

7.30pm

Richard Gill and the TSO

Latrobe Memorial Hall

11

9

7.30pm

Richard Gill and the TSO

George Town Memorial Hall

11

15

1pm & 6.30pm

Shadow Dreams

Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music Hobart & Annexe Theatre Inveresk

10

16

4pm & 6pm

Shadow Dreams

Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music Hobart & Annexe Theatre Inveresk

10

17

4pm & 6pm

Shadow Dreams

Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music Hobart & Burnie Town Hall

10

23

7.30pm

Britten & Shostakovich

Federation Concert Hall

11

28

7.30pm

The TSO Goes to the Opera

Federation Concert Hall

12

4

6pm

Trains and Boats and Planes

Federation Concert Hall

12

12

7.30pm

Maestro plays Mozart

Federation Concert Hall

12

13

7.30pm

Maestro plays Mozart

Princess Theatre

12

10

7.30pm

Wigglesworth, Elgar & Britten

Federation Concert Hall

13

25

7.30pm

Mozart’s Coronation Mass

Federation Concert Hall

13

1

2.30pm

Tour de France

Federation Concert Hall

14

5

6pm

Spaceship TSO

Federation Concert Hall

14

20

8pm

The TSO Goes to Broadway

Wrest Point

14

22

7.30pm

The TSO Goes to Broadway

Albert Hall

14

28

7pm

Discover Schubert’s Rosamunde

Federation Concert Hall

15

5

7.30pm

Lang-Lessing & Gerstein, Rachmaninov & Brahms

Federation Concert Hall

15

6

7.30pm

Lang-Lessing & Gerstein, Rachmaninov & Brahms

Albert Hall

15

26

2.30pm

Letonja & Hudson, Wagner, Stanhope, Haydn

Federation Concert Hall

15

1

7.30pm

Letonja & Shaham, Beethoven & Berio

Federation Concert Hall

16

3

7.30pm

Letonja & Shaham, Beethoven & Berio

Melbourne Recital Centre

16

7

7.30pm

Nikolai Demidenko in Recital

Federation Concert Hall

16

16

7.30pm

Letonja & Skride, Mozart, Britten, Schultz

Federation Concert Hall

16

17

7.30pm

Letonja & Skride, Mozart, Britten, Schultz

Burnie Town Hall

16

13

7.30pm

Brahms & Poulenc, Piers Lane, TSO String & Wind Principals

Federation Concert Hall

17

20

7.30pm

Marc-André Hamelin, Beethoven’s Emperor

Federation Concert Hall

17

3

7.30pm

ANAM Concerto Competition

Federation Concert Hall

17

11

7.30pm

Schumann & Mendelssohn, Otto Tausk & Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Federation Concert Hall

18

12

7.30pm

Schumann & Mendelssohn, Otto Tausk & Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Princess Theatre

18

31

6pm

Trick or Treat

Federation Concert Hall

18

1

6pm

Trick or Treat

Princess Theatre

18

9

2.30pm

The Dean Brothers, Brahms, Dean & Bruch

Federation Concert Hall

18

16

7pm

Discover Mozart’s Concert Arias

Federation Concert Hall

19

22

7.30pm

Marko Letonja & Sol Gabetta, Haydn & Smetana

Federation Concert Hall

19

23

7.30pm

Marko Letonja & Sol Gabetta, Haydn & Smetana

Albert Hall

19

30

7.30pm

Gershwin & Bernstein, Marko Letonja & Freddy Kempf Federation Concert Hall

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