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.
June 2013 Series:
Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished' - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 - Bruckner: Symphony no 7
The programme for the TSO's June series of concerts is made up of 3 great works from the 19th century. The concert opens with Schubert's much loved Symphony no 8, 'Unfinished'. and ends with Anton Bruckner's monumental 7th Symphony.
Acclaimed by Yehudi Menuhin at just 6 years old as 'destined to become a great pianist', Russian-born Veronika Shoot moved to England aged 5, and gave her debut piano recital aged 7.
Her rising solo career has already taken her for concert tours around the world. Countries she has toured in include UK, Russia, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, France, Israel and South America to name a few.
Veronika has performed on numerous occasions in the prestigious venues in UK such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Purcell Room, Steinway Hall, Jacques Samuels, and Dartington Hall.
She has dazzled audiences worldwide, as "one of the most charismatic and versatile" performers of her time, playing a wide range of solo and chamber repertoire. Her exceptional talent has been recognised by distinguished musicians and audiences alike.
Since 1998 she studied with full scholarships at the Yehudi Menuhin and Purcell Schools of Music, with the renowned Russian pianists and professors Irina Zaritskaya, and later Prof. Tatiana Sarkissova.A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, in 2008 she was a finalist at the Yamaha International Piano Competition (YMFE) where she received a special award. This resulted in being invited to the Yamaha Artist Services as a guest Artist.
In July 2011 Veronika graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the first class Honours.
Kingskerswell Summer Moon Festival Last Night at the Proms
Thursday, June 20 2013 at 7:30 pm
Church End Road, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Join the Torbay Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist Elena Abad Martinez in the Last Night at the Proms. Repertoire will include Finlandia by Sibelius, Mozart Violin Concerto 5, Schubert Symphony No. 8, The Unfinished, Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar, Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs, and Jerusalem by Parry.
Tickets, if purchased in advance at £7.50 from The Garden Gate, Fore Street, Kingskerswell or on the door at £10.00.
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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.