Tampere Academic Symphony Orchestra (TASO) was founded in 2003. Since then TASO has become a significant part of Tampere's music scene. This growth is due to a lot of hard work by the orchestra and its excellent conductor Kimmo Tullila but also to working with Finland's best upcoming artists. Despite all the hard work the playing environment at TASO has always remained relaxed which stems from a mutual interest in classical music. TASO performs at least twice a year - once every autumn and spring.