Musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will embark on the inaugural TSO TO YOU, a state-wide community tour Oct 13-15, 2021. Over 20 pop-up performances will take place at community centres, schools, aged care facilities and other venues around Tasmania.
With far-reaching locations including Scottsdale, Latrobe, Burnie, Devonport, Bicheno, New Norfolk – as well as Hobart and Launceston – the TSO is aiming to connect with as many Tasmanians as possible in this up-close, community performance project. Musicians are stepping out of their usual orchestral roles and reconfiguring to form varied and unusual ensembles. From string quartets, horn trios, oboe and percussion duos, all sections of the orchestra will be represented.
Performances will be approximately 20 minutes, followed by an opportunity to meet the musicians.
TSO CEO Caroline Sharpen said: “When we found an unexpected opening in our schedule we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pack our instruments and send musicians in all directions across the state. The TSO is committed to our loyal audiences from all corners of Tasmania who have supported us, not just through the challenges of 2020 and 2021, but for the last 73 years. This tour – the first of its kind for the TSO – is our way of sending a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our friends and supporters by delivering a dose of Tasmania’s orchestra right into their community.’
TSO TO YOU will take place across Tasmania, Oct 13-15.
Full schedule below. For further information, or to find the performance closest to you, contact the TSO Box Office: 1800 001 190
TSO TO YOU
Wednesday 13 October
11.00am Migrant Resource Centre (Hobart)
11.30am Mathers House (Hobart)
12.50pm Launceston Library (Launceston)
1.30pm Cancer Council (Hobart)
Thurs 14 October
9.30am Bicheno Primary (Bicheno)
10.30am Mosaic Support Services (Hobart)
2.05pm St Helens District School (St Helens)
2.30pm The Barracks (New Norfolk)
10.30am Scottsdale Mechanics Institute (Scottsdale)
2.00pm Calstock Estate (Deloraine)
2.30pm George Town Library and Community Hub (George Town)
2.30pm Uniting AgeWell Strathdevon (Latrobe)
6.30pm Metro Cinema (Burnie)
Friday 15 October
10.30am YMCA of Launceston (Launceston)
10.30am Portland Hall (St Helens)
11.00am Vaucluse Gardens (Hobart)
2.00pm Toosey Aged Care (Longford)
2.00pm Queenborough Rise (Hobart)
3.30pm Spring Bay Mill (Triabunna)
6.00pm RANT Art Gallery (Devonport)