TSO turns 75

THE Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has been inspiring, performing and entertaining audiences since 1948, and recently celebrated its diamond jubilee anniversary with a gala concert at Hobart’s Federation Concert Hall.

The event featured the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Australian National Academy of Music musicians, led by Chief Conductor Eivind Aadland. Shostakovich’s ‘Festive Overture’ was followed by Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček performing Tchaikovsky’s enthralling ‘First Piano Concerto’.

A special highlight for the audience was a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances’ – rarely heard in Tasmania because of the number of musicians required – featuring musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music.

Attorney-General and Arts Minister Elise Archer was among those in attendance at the concert.

“This is a significant celebration for the TSO and all that has been achieved in its 75 years,” she said.

“This was a truly Tasmanian cultural legacy event and one which I was thrilled to attend as Minister for the Arts.”

For details of upcoming TSO concerts go to www.tso.com.au or email boxoffice@tso.com.au

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