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Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian Icon in 1998, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra gives over 60 concerts annually including seasons in Hobart and Launceston, and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres. In recent years the TSO has performed at City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Adelaide Festival. International touring has taken the orchestra to North and South America, Greece, Israel, South Korea, China, Indonesia and Japan.
Resident in Hobart
’s purpose-built Federation Concert Hall, the TSO
has a full complement of 47 musicians. Marko Letonja is the orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.
With more than 60 CDs in its catalogue including 20 titles in the Australian Composer Series
and 10 in the Romantic Piano Concerto Series
, the TSO
is known and heard nationally and internationally. Among the TSO
’s award-winning recordings are Mozart Arias
with Sara Macliver, and Baroque Guitar Concertos
with Slava Grigoryan. TSO
concerts are recorded by ABC Classic FM and broadcast and streamed throughout the world.
Mindful of its mission to be a source of pride for all Tasmanians, the TSO
performs a wide variety of music. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Alfred Brendel, Lisa Gasteen, Nigel Kennedy, Sara Macliver, Howard Shelley, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Richard Tognetti are among the soloists who have appeared with the orchestra. Popular and jazz artists who have performed with the orchestra include Rhonda Burchmore, Kate Ceberano, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Tim Minchin, James Morrison, Anthony Warlow, Human Nature and The Whitlams.
Preview Season 2013