Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 2020 Education
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 2020 Education
EARLY CHILDHOOD 1 Red Riding Hood 1 Mini TSO 1 SCHOOL CONCERTS 2 The Little Gecko 2 My Pet Dragon 3 Juanita The Spanish Lobster 4 WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS 5 ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES 6 OPEN REHEARSALS 7 COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 8 TSO Rising Star Competition 8 Aviva Scholarship for Orchestral Brass 9 NORTH WEST RESIDENCY 2020 10 FAMILY CLASSICS 11 TSO STUDENT PASS 12 CONTENTS
1 EARLY LEARNING RED RiDiNG HOOD A unique version of the folk tale “Little Red Riding Hood”, this entertaining production was created by TSO violinist Alison Lazaroff-Somssich.
Red Riding Hood can be performed in smaller venues and introduces children to an instrument from each section of the orchestra. Please submit expressions of interest to Jenny Compton firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday 6 June 9.30am & 11am TSO Studio Hobart Saturday 13 June 9.30am & 11am TSO Studio Hobart Sometimes the best place to experience the TSO is on the floor of the TSO Studio. Or on mum or dad’s lap! Toddlers and young children respond innately to music and at Mini TSO concerts they get to sing, clap, dance, sway and maybe even conduct the orchestra. Sitting close to the musicians, children experience music in a totally uninhibited and creative setting.
Mini TSO is the perfect introduction to music for the very young person in your life.
Mini TSO Tickets ($7) on sale Monday 9 December tso.com.au | 1800 001 190
2 SCHOOL CONCERTS Julian Yu’s The Little Gecko and Gordon Hamilton’s The Ugly Sound are speciallywritten works for children in which music and narrative tell heart-warming stories. In each story, young entities – a gecko, a musical sound – go on a quest and come home having learnt something about the world. Stories with life lessons, they encourage young children to understand difference and to appreciate the qualities that make each of us unique. These School concerts will take place in The Hedberg, adjacent to the Theatre Royal.
A smaller venue than Federation Concert Hall, The Hedberg will allow for an intimate, up-close experience for students and teachers.
Wednesday 3 June 10am Thursday 4 June 11.30am The Hedberg Hobart the little Greg Stephens conductor Bryony Geeves narrator YU The Little Gecko HAMILTON The Ugly Sound Free Education Resources Workshop for Teachers Monday 16 March 2020 4pm-5:30pm, TSO Greenroom RSVP required to Jenny Compton email@example.com grades 1-4 Duration 45 minutes All tickets $7 BOOK ONLINE https://www.tso.com.au/school-group-booking/
3 Friday 27 March 11.30am Federation Concert Hall Hobart What do you do when it’s ‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’ and your pet happens to be a dragon? It’s not as if you can bring it to work on a leash or in a pet carrycase.
Or can you...? This concert mixes a zany story by Jenny Compton with orchestral favourites, including movements from Grieg’s Peer Gynt. A terrific introduction to the orchestra, My Pet Dragon guarantees a memorable orchestral experience for primary school students and their teachers. Elena Schwarz conductor Jane Longhurst actor SCHOOL CONCERTS Free Education Resources Workshop for Teachers Monday 4 November 2019 4pm-5:30pm, TSO Greenroom RSVP required to Jenny Compton firstname.lastname@example.org grades 3-6 Duration 60 minutes All tickets $7 BOOK ONLINE https://www.tso.com.au/school-group-booking/
4 SCHOOL CONCERTS Free Education Resources Workshop for Teachers Monday 11 May 2020 4pm-5:30pm, TSO Greenroom RSVP required to Jenny Compton email@example.com Thursday 10 September 11.30am Federation Concert Hall Hobart When you’re a lobster you’re pretty much free to roam, right? Wrong! Juanita the Spanish lobster – who is bored in her deep-sea grotto – dreams of a bigger, wider world. But she soon discovers that if you’re a crustacean there are places you should try to avoid, one of them being a lobster pot.
The story of Juanita the Spanish Lobster comes replete with a Spanishinspired soundtrack, including fiery melodies, flamenco rhythms and the clackety-clack of castanets.
John X brings his trademark madcap humour to the role of narrator. Also includes orchestral works by Mendelssohn, Stanhope and Chabrier. Benjamin Northey conductor John X narrator JuanitatheSpanishLobster grades 3-8 Duration 60 minutes All tickets $7 BOOK ONLINE https://www.tso.com.au/school-group-booking/
5 WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS Hobart Workshops Monday 4 November 2019, 4pm – 5:30pm (Repertoire featured in My Pet Dragon) Monday 16 March 2020, 4-5:30pm (Repertoire featured in The Little Gecko) Monday 11 May 2020, 4-5:30pm (Repertoire featured in Juanita the Spanish Lobster) PROFESSIONAL LEARNING All Hobart workshops take place in the TSO Greenroom Entry: corner of Macquarie Street and Evans Street Hobart (opposite the Old Woolstore Hotel) RSVP to Jenny Compton firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend. Regional Workshops The TSO will be presenting Workshops for Teachers across Tasmania in 2020 Please visit Workshops for Teachers for more information and updates!
6 ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES What is a Symphony Orchestra? The Ugly Sound Zodiac Animalia Teacher Resource Gordon Hamilton Jessica Wells Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra presents Teacher Resource Booklets Explore Online Classroom Resources here free educational resources for teachers
7 OPEN REHEARSALS Recommended for grades 7-12, Open Rehearsals are a wonderful experience for aspiring young musicians who are members of school ensembles. For more information or to schedule a visit please contact Jenny Compton email@example.com TSO welcomes expressions of interest from small school groups who wish to sit in on a TSO rehearsal as the orchestra prepares for a concert.
8 TSO RISING STAR Calling all budding soloists! If you can play your instrument at Grade 8 AMEB level or equivalent (or higher!) and have a yearning to perform as soloist with an orchestra, the Rising Star Competition is for you. Fill out an application and you could be on your way to becoming our next Rising Star. Shortlisted applicants will be required to audition in the TSO Studio and the lucky winner will get to perform with the TSO. Apply online at TSO Rising Star DARE TO DREAM 2019 Rising Star winner, Tasman Compton bassoon 2020 Entries open Friday 7 February Entries close Friday 17 April Auditions Monday 11 May TSO Studio, Hobart
9 AVIVA SCHOLARSHIP Established in memory of Aviva Orgad, mother of TSO Principal Trumpet Yoram Levy, the Aviva Scholarship for Orchestral Brass will commence in 2020. Much loved by her family and friends, this scholarship represents Aviva’s love of people, music, and contribution to her community. One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student aged 21 and under, residing in Tasmania, who has attained the level of AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) and above on one of the following instruments: horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone or tuba. The successful applicant will receive ten lessons from the applicable TSO tutor for their instrument.
The lessons are intended as an enrichment opportunity in addition to the student’s musical studies, not as a replacement.
Participating tutors include Greg Stephens horn, Yoram Levy trumpet, David Robins trombone, Mitchell Nissen bass trombone and Tim Jones tuba. Please visit Aviva Scholarship for application information. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ORCHESTRAL BRASS STUDENTS
10 NORTH WEST RESIDENCY 2020 String Ensemble Workshops Mini TSO musicians take to the road in September 2020 to take part in TSO’s North West Residency in Burnie. Activities will include concerts for schools, workshops, and mentoring opportunities with local musicians and ensembles. Mini TSO Concerts for Schools MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
11 FAMILY CLASSICS Book online at tso.com.au or phone the TSO Box Office on 1800 01 190 or book over the counter at the TSO Box Office, Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street, Hobart. Box Office hours: 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday Thursday 10 September 6pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Coming to Launceston! Wednesday 3 June Thursday 4 June 6pm The Hedberg Hobart Friday 27 March 6pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Friday 11 September 6pm Princess Theatre Launceston
12 RICHARD MILLS THE PIED PIPER THEATRE ROYAL, HOBART 29, 30 APRIL & 1 MAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BOOKINGS OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2019 THEATREROYAL.COM.AU OR (03) 6146 3300 STUDENT PASS learn more about the tso 2020 student pass here Book online at tso.com.au or phone the TSO Box Office on 1800 01 190 or book over the counter at the TSO Box Office, Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street, Hobart.
Box Office hours: 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday
13 FAMILY CLASSICS comingto Launceston! Book online at tso.com.au or phone the TSO Box Office on 1800 01 190 or book over the counter at the TSO Box Office, Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street, Hobart. Box Office hours: 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday