There are many ways to celebrate big milestones, but the Royal Flying Doctors Service in Tasmania will be flying high to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
In a first for the service and the North of the state, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will perform in the RFDS Hangar 85 on Saturday evening for the celebrations.
RFDS Tasmania chief executive John Kirwan said it would be the perfect way to celebrate the anniversary year in style, with the sound of the renowned orchestra to drift across Launceston Airport.
"This is a wonderful way for us to celebrate 60 years of the RFDS," he said. "These are not your average orchestral concerts so patrons will be in for a treat."
The orchestra will comprise of strings - violins, violas, cellos, and double bass - and several woodwind instruments. There will be a mix of music played.
TSO marketing and communications director Samuel Cairnduff said the partnership was ideal to mark the occasion.
"The [RFDS] and the [TSO] are both well-known and much loved Tasmanian institutions," he said.
However, the musicians will swap out their formal tuxedo look in favour of something a bit more casual.
"Some wear jeans, some are in flannelette shirts, others are in casual t-shirts and we ask the audience to do the same," Mr Cairnduff said.
"It is a real departure from the usual formalities of the concert hall and we find we can connect with a whole range of people, often those who might not come and see us in those regular settings."
The event will be held on September 11 from 6pm. Tickets are available through the TSO website.
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