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.
Summermoon Festival PROMS concert
A “Night at the Proms” Concert by Torbay Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Richard Gonski) will be held in the Festival Marquee on Thursday 18th June 2015. Entry from 7.00pm, concert at 7.30pm. Bring your flags and sing along! Bays beer, cider and wine available all evening.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR THE CONCERT ONLY
All tickets cost £10.00 per person (for concert only). Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
This is a traditional “Night at the Proms” concert by the Torbay Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy stirring traditional flag waving and singing along with those old favourites, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. The event is held entirely under cover in the marquee and is not weather dependent. The concert programme this year is:
Beethoven – Symphony No 1
The festival is held on the Kingskerswell Parish Meadow (next to St Mary’s Parish Centre) at:
June 2015 Concert SeriesSaturday, June 20, 2015, 7:30 pm at St. Mary's Church, St. Marychurch, Torquay
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 7:30 pm at St. John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes
Beethoven: Symphony no 1 - Dvorak: Cello concerto - Bruckner: Symphony no 4In our June series, we continue with this season's theme of 2 Symphonies and a Concerto. First on the programme is Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C Major. In this symphony, (which is an absolute gem) the seeds of the revolutionary innovations that Beethoven would introduce in his later works are already sown.
Then - the wonderful Valerie Welbanks joins us as soloist in Dvorak's cello concerto. Valerie was the soloist a couple of years ago in the Lutoslawski concerto and simply wowed the orchestra and audience alike. We are delighted to have her back.
After the interval, Bruckner's 4th Symphony. If you are not familiar with Bruckner, this is an opportunity to hear one of his finest symphonies. Listening to Bruckner is akin to walking through a magnificent cathedral full of grandeur, resplendent and awe inspiring, but with beautiful little nooks and crannies too.
We hope you will join us!
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.