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TSO’s Obscura to Premiere in July

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The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has announced that Obscura, a new performance project from the TSO, will premiere at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre on Thursday 8 July. The first iteration of the project Winter Journey, a multi-sensory voyage from the wilds of Tasmania to Antarctica. The TSO describes the new work as ‘a realm where music, light […]

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has announced that Obscura, a new performance project from the TSO, will premiere at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre on Thursday 8 July.

The first iteration of the project Winter Journey, a multi-sensory voyage from the wilds of Tasmania to Antarctica.

The TSO describes the new work as ‘a realm where music, light and vision come together’.

Obscura is a new concert series designed to connect with audiences seeking something different from the usual concert hall experience,” said a spokesperson. “It’s about creating a transformative experience.”

“Audiences loved the variety and informality of our Live Sessions concerts, which have been bringing the orchestra into breweries and town halls since 2016,” they said.

“Similarly, Obscura sees us creating amazing music in a different and incredibly dynamic environment. Put aside everything you might believe about orchestral music and come along for the ride – you won’t be disappointed.”

Performed at the Odeon and lasting for around an hour, Obscura will deliver the slightly experimental and off-beat alongside more standard works. Lighting effects enhance the experience and the audience is free to imbibe during the concert (there’s a bar inside the auditorium). For music with a strong visual element, imagery features too.

Winter Journey, the first concert in the series, presents an odyssey from the wilds of Tasmania to the vast, icy spaces of Antarctica. A voyage in sound, light and vision, Winter Journey features music by Arvo Pärt, Antonio Vivaldi, Jabra Latham and Gordon Hamilton together with bespoke lighting design and imagery.

The TSO spokesperson emphasised that the Obscura performances are multi-sensory.

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“In a way that’s nothing new – music has always touched the senses by means we can hardly explain – but it’s a new approach to presenting orchestral music,” they said. “You might know some of the music, you might know none of it. It doesn’t matter. Come along with an open mind and see where the music takes you.”

The TSO will perform Obscura, Winter Journey at the Odeon Theatre, 6pm on Thursday 8 July.

Tickets are priced at $44.95 and the performance starts at 6pm.

Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2021/06/tsos-obscura-to-premiere-in-july/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tsos-obscura-to-premiere-in-july

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