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TSO PicThe Torbay Symphony Orchestra is a full-sized symphony orchestra which regularly performs concerts to a wide range of audiences across South Devon. Musicians come from far and wide to play in the orchestra which is based in Totnes, a market town well known for its alternative culture.

Under the baton of conductor Richard Gonski and led by violinist Chris Eastman, the TSO enjoys a reputation for embracing all kinds of music in our concerts, from the familiar and popular to acclaimed performances of contemporary repertoire and music specifically commissioned by the orchestra from living composers.

Christmas Concert - Saturday 10th December, 2016 at St John's, Totnes

Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz - Mozart: Piano concerto no 23 in A Major - Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

A festive concert to warm us all up before the XMas break - our Music Director has relented and there are no pieces younger than 138 years in the programme. Take advantage while you can!

We open with the overture to Weber's Der Freischütz (1821) - a tale of love and the devil, Der Freischütz is generally considered to be the first important German Romantic opera. Full of lush melodies, harmonies and moments of utter magic, Weber conjures up an atmosphere fit for a December night.

adamdavies.jpgThen - Mozart's Piano concerto no 23 in A Major (1786) with soloist Adam Davies. Adam is an outstanding young pianist who graduated with first class honours from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2015 and we are delighted to have him with us.

The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's sublime 4th symphony (1878) - ballet music in all but name, this is sparkling beautiful music that will send you home smiling and full of festival joy

Buy tickets to this concert here.

March 2017 Series - 11th and 12th March, 2017

Debussy: L'apres Midi d'un Faune - Schumann: Cello concerto no 23 in A Major - Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

TSO are delighted to be performing at the Teignmouth Festival on Saturday, 11th March. The following day, Sunday 12th March, we are back at our normal Totnes venue, St Johns in Bridgetown.

A late romantic cello concerto, a first course of French impressionism and Bartok's virtuosic masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra to finish.

More details and tickets soon.

TSO receives grants from 'Awards for All' and local Charitable Foundations

Over recent years, the orchestra’s reputation has grown immensely resulting in ever-increasing audience numbers. Consequently the TSO has been able to secure sponsorship from both the local business and charity sectors. In the last 3 years alone this has totalled over £11,000. These awards have been crucial to the orchestra’s desire to reach out to the local community, in particular to provide free music workshops in local schools and free admission to our concerts for children under16 and disadvantaged groups. The TSO has also won funds to commission new music from local composers. Other funds have enabled us to purchase vital new equipment such as percussion and music stands. Some of our sponsors include:

Lottery Awards for All.
Torbay Council
Gemini Trust
Margery and Geoffrey Jones
Mitchell Trust
The Lewis Trust
South Hams Radio
The Elmgrant Trust
The Torquay Charities
Beacon Park Removals Totnes

The TSO is extremely grateful to these organisations for their support.