Event Diary

Title Date Programme
Pre-concert talk with Richard Gonski 12 Nov 2021

You are invited to join us on Friday 12th November @ 7.30pm for a talk by Richard Gonski, Music Director and Conductor of the TSO on the music we will be performing in our next series of concerts on the 27th and 28th of November.

Richard is very experienced at presenting classical music to music audiences and you are guaranteed to come away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the music. The session lasts for an hour.

Despite everybody being ZOOMed out currently, the online experience in this case is actually really beneficial as we are able to share screens, video clips and music with you LIVE.

So please do join us - we'd love to see you!

Use this ZOOM link to access the talk:

Torbay Symphony is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TSO Subscribers Pre-concert Talk
Time: Nov 12, 2021 19:30 (UK Time)

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Sunday 15th March 2020 Totnes 15 Mar 2020

Sam Richards: Planetarium. TSO Commission - World Premiere

Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

Saturday 14th March 2020 Teignmouth Pavilions 14 Mar 2020

Sam Richards: Planetarium: TSO Commission - World Premiere

Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Tchakovsky: Symphony no 5

Evolution of the Orchestra - A Weekend Festival of Music Celebrating the Symphony Orchestra 16 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2019


Over two days, beginning on Saturday morning and culminating on Sunday evening, we will explore how the symphony orchestra came into being, matured and developed and take some educated guesses at what the future holds.

There are some real highlights - Veronika Shoot is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto no 27 in Bb Major on the Saturday, and on Sunday Harriet Mackenzie plays Sofia Gubaidulina's Offertorium.

This is a unique opportunity to hear a great musical work of the 20th century played by a real virtuoso. Gubaidulina is recognised as one of the finest composers of her generation and of the 20th century. Her music has been played by the top orchestras - Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony to name but two. Offertorium was written for and premiered by Gideon Kremer and is an immense work spanning 40 minutes. It is intense, virtuosic, full of amazing colours and sounds and leaves one feeling totally enriched by the experience.

We are offering Early Bird tickets at a discount - so do take advantage by booking online asap!


Saturday 16th November, 2019

9.30am: Joint project with SaMM, the Saturday morning Music School
11.30am: Masterclasses

2.00pm: Open rehearsal with TSO

7.30pm: Concert in the Ariel Center Concert Hall

Bach: Ricercare from the Musical Offering in 6 voices
C P E Bach: Sinfonia in D Major
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 27 in Bb major (Soloist: Veronika Shoot)
Beethoven: Symphony no 6

Sunday, 17th November, 2019

10.00am: Open PERCUSSION rehearsal on the violin concerto (Offertorium by Sofia Gubaidulina)

2.00pm: Open rehearsal with TSO

6.00pm: Pre Concert Talk with Patrick Bailey

Patrick Bailey talks about Offertorium and the Symphonie Fantastique in a fascinating talk, accompanied by excerpts performed by the TSO. Not to be missed!

7.30pm: Concert in the Ariel Center Concert Hall

Bach (arr. Webern) Ricercare from the Musical Offering in 6 voices
Sofia Gubaidulina: Offertorium (Soloist - Harriet Mackenzie, Violin)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

String Orchestra Masterclass with Catherine Rimer 22 Sep 2019

Catherine Rimer

10am: Beethoven 6th Symphony

2pm: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Summer Moon Festival PROMS 20 Jun 2019

Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Schumann: Cello concerto (Jayden Lamcellari - cello)


Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (3rd and 4th movements)
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
Wood: Sea Songs
Parry: Jerusalem


Summer Series - Sunday 16th June at 7.30pm - The Ariel Centre 16 Jun 2019

Beethoven: Overture to Egmont

Brahms: Violin concerto

Shostakovich: 5th Symphony

Summer Series - Saturday 15th June, Bushell Theatre, Newton Abbot 15 Jun 2019


Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Brahms: Violin concerto
Shostakovich: 5th Symphony



2019 Spring Series: Sunday Concert in Totnes 17 Mar 2019

Concert starts: 7.30pm
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 4
Schumann: Cello concerto
Debussy: La Mer

2019 Spring Series Saturday Concert Teignmouth 16 Mar 2019

Concert Starts at 7.30pm

Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 4
Schumann: Cello concerto
Debussy: La Mer

Please note: Tickets for this concert at the Teignmouth Pavilions can only be bought from the Teignmouth Pavilions Website or at their booking office at the Pavilions or on the door