Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) was established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian icon in 1998.  The TSO gives nearly 80 concerts annually including subscription seasons in Hobart and Launceston and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres. Smaller TSO ensembles travel throughout the state performing for schoolchildren, and in hospitals, community centres, and aged care facilities. 

The TSO’s primary performance home is Federation Concert Hall in Hobart.  The orchestra is working to establish the Albert Hall, one of Launceston’s most loved and most significant heritage buildings, as its permanent northern concert base.

With support from the Tasmanian Community Fund, the TSO were able to purchase orchestra riser staging, a conductor’s podium and rehearsal chair, specialised orchestra seating, music stands, acoustic shields and storage cages for the Albert Hall.  All staging and orchestral production equipment will be available for other groups utilising the Albert Hall.

The new orchestral staging equipment adds to the infrastructure provided to the TSO by the Tasmanian Community Fund. In 2012, the TCF provided support for a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano that is permanently housed in the Albert Hall.  The reconditioned Steinway now sits in its own climate controlled box in the wings of the Albert Hall stage and is regularly used by the TSO and other professional musical companies at the Albert Hall.