Our next concert will be an evening of wonderful, well known music on Saturday, February 2nd 2019. It will be in the Reid Hall in Forfar at 7.30pm
The Carnoustie born ex-TSO tuba player Ross Knight, (ex prize winner in the TSO Young Artists scheme) who is now in the Suisse Romande Orchestra in Geneva, has just been awarded an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for making a significant contribution to the music profession.
Richard Allan has been active in TSO both as a trombone player and a member of the committee before he became the Assistant Conductor in 2015 then the main Conductor as of July 2016.
He is also musical director of the
Friends group in Arbroath who have presented a number of concerts over the years for many charities. His day job is as part of the
Essential Skills team at Dundee and Angus College teaching mathematics.
The orchestra was formed in 1992 by the late Ron Walker to raise money for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Foundation in honour of his late father. Ron developed the orchestra over 20 years and conducted up until his own ill health forced him to take a step back in 2014. The orchestra has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years because of the hard work of its committee and members.
The Orchestra was proud to have Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore as its Honorary President until our concert in June 2018 when she stepped down after 25 years. We are pleased to announce that
our new Honorary President is Mrs. Georgiana Osborne, CVO, H.M. Lord Lieutenant for Angus, and previously our Vice President.
Dr Matthias Feile is our new Vice President. Dr Feile, formerly principal cellist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra and the Philarmonia, studied medicine and is currently a psychiatrist in Tayside. He has played cello as a soloist with the TSO and we are delighted he has agreed to be our Vice PresidentMore
TSO Wind do occasional concerts as groups of varying sizes; quintets, octets and nonets. The woodwind section, together with French Horns, have also supported Arbroath Choral and also performed at various charity events throughout Angus, Dundee and Fife.
Concerts have included: the Mozart Piano and Wind Quintet, Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintet, Gounod's La Petite Symphonie and Piazzola's Oblivion Tango. Venues have included churches such as St Vigean's at Arbroath and St John's and St Margaret's in Forfar, as well as the House of Dun, Pitmuis House in Guthrie, Dundee University Chapliancy and the Younger Hall in St Andrews.
The Ron Walker Bursary has been awarded to:
The TSO Young Musician Bursary has been awarded to: