Season Preview 2020

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has launched its 2020 season, the first under incoming Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Eivind Aadland. The highlights make for a Germanic-flavoured season with a Brahms Festival, plenty of Beethoven to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, plus works by Mendelssohn and Mozart. However, there are plenty of rarities for the curious including works by Ives, Rautavaara, Nielsen and Frank Martin.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra TSO incoming Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Eivind Aadland

“I’m a firm believer in music’s power to transform our lives, in ways big and small, so I’m delighted that our 2020 season offers all kinds of transformative experiences, whether for toddlers hearing the TSO for the first time, school students discovering the ‘wow factor’ of a full symphony orchestra or adult concert-goers looking to be moved and touched by what we do. We won’t let you down!” said TSO CEO Caroline Sharpen.

The year kicks off in February with a two-week celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms – a festival the TSO are calling “Brahmsiana” – featuring all...