On Sept 16, Caroline Sharpen, CEO of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, announced that the Symphony Under the Stars would be held in Launceston in February, 2020.
In great news for the North West Coast, it was also announced that a series of masterclasses, family and school concerts, workshops and mentoring opportunities would be rolled out along the North-West Coast during 2020.
This news was warmly received by the North West music community, who had participated in consultation sessions with the TSO earlier this year. Students involved in the Stringalong schools program and the Burnie Stringalong Orchestra (initiatives of Burnie Arts Council Inc) will benefit greatly from the opportunity to learn from professional TSO musicians.
Arts Council President, and founder of the Stringalong schools program, Lynne Price, says “We’re absolutely delighted that at last the TSO management acknowledges we have lots of energy and talent up here and we deserve more support than just one concert a year in Burnie” (The Advocate, 17/9/2019)