Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2024

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s 2024 season is an ode to joy. With its array of Australian and international talent and a world premiere by Harry Sdraulig in Hobart next year, it’s not hard to feel it.

“Our concerts in 2024 will bring joy and powerful experiences. We want to entertain you, yes, but also move you,” said Eivind Aadland, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.

Eivind Aadland conducting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with a cello soloist out front.

Eivind Aadland conducting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Photo supplied

Mary Finsterer, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky and South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son open the season on 1 March. Son returns after her 2022 performance to take the lead in Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto.

Following is a celebration of Nordic music, with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk showing his chops in Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor alongside Grieg’s Norsk and Sibelius’s Finlandia and Third Symphony. Under the baton of Ben Northey, there’s also...