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.
November 25th and 26th: The String Concerto Weekend
Saturday 25th November: Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Bartok: concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Gordon Jacobs: Little Concerto for Double Bass; Brahms Double Concerto
Sunday 26th November: Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Dvoral - Cello Concerto; Beethoven - Violin Concerto;
A whole weekend of concertos for violin, viola, cello and bass; Masterclasses and talks; Concerts; 4 Fabulous solists - Ofer Falk (Violin), Kaija Lukas (Viola), Bozidar Vukotic (Cello) and Danny Cleave (Bass)
All at the Ariel Centre in Totnes on the 25th and 26th Novemebr. concerts start at 7.30pm
TSO receives grants from 'Awards for All' and local Charitable FoundationsOver 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.
Margery and Geoffrey Jones
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.