Ready to hit all the right notes

By The McIvor Times

THE Bendigo Symphony Orchestra will be treating Heathcote to a sample of its incredible sounds on Sunday, June 24.

The performance will be held at the Heathcote RSL Hall, with conductor Rohan Phillips ready to lead his orchestra through the concerts.

The trip to Heathcote is part of the orchestra’s three-concert winter program.

It will also be performing at Elmore on July 29 and Bendigo on August 5.

“This year we are presenting concerts in Heathcote, Elmore and Bendigo over a period of six weeks with the support of the Regional Centre for Culture and the City of Greater Bendigo,” orchestra president Beth Pennington said.

“We have had a cultural and creative journey working with BIFEM (Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music) director David Chisholm on his new work ‘… and I am but an echo’ which has evolved through our rehearsal period.

“In addition we have Derek Jones, from the Melbourne Conservatorium, University of Melbourne, playing a much loved Mozart Flute concerto in the first (Heathcote) and third (Bendigo) concerts.

“And for all of the concerts we will play Haydn’s Symphony 104 (London) and Mozart’s Idomineo Overture. As usual we invite all of our audience to join us for afternoon tea after the concert.

“The Bendigo Symphony Orchestra is currently undertaking a strategic planning process with a view to providing even more exciting offerings in the coming years with a variety of conductors and repertoire.

“We value input and suggestions from our audiences, particularly if there is repertoire that you would love to hear from us. As we move inexorably further into the digital age we are keen to hear from you how we can improve our reach both to you and to your friends, family and colleagues who may be surprised to find that they enjoy an afternoon or evening of music-making with a full symphony orchestra from their own community.”

Concert tickets can be pre-purchased through GoTix on the Capital Venues and Events Website.

They will also be available for purchase at the door.

“Please do leave us your email address at the concert or via our website to join our supporters’ list so that we can let you know about future concerts,” Mrs Pennington said.