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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.


The Beethoven Piano Concerto Event

All 5 Piano Concertos in one weekend

Masterclasses, Talks and Concerts

Saturday, 8th October, 2016 and Sunday, 9th October

7.30pm
at The Ariel Centre, Totnes, TQ9 5JX


McLachlan FamilyOn the weekend of 8th and 9th October, 2016 we will be immersing ourselves totally in the 5 Beethoven Piano Concerti together with the McLachlan family. Murray and Kathryn will be joined by their three children – Callum, Matthew and Rose – who are all accomplished pianists in their own right, with each appearing as a soloist with the TSO in one of the concerti - Nos 1, 2 and 3 on Saturday 8th, and Nos 4 and 5 (‘The Emperor’) on Sunday 9th.

In addition to the two concerts (on Saturday and Sunday evening), there will be masterclasses, pre-concert talks, open rehearsals and other events, all focusing on the piano, the concerto and specifically on Beethoven's 5 Piano concerti.

You can book tickets online here: Buy Tickets to the Beethoven Weekend

If you would like to take part (as a performer) in one of the masterclasses with Murray and Kathryn you can download an application form here

We are very grateful to KEVICC and the Ariel Centre for their support and help in putting on this weekend of music.

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.