bsologocolourThe BSO was founded in 1981 as a result of the Music 81 project of the Victorian Government, and was the successor of the Bendigo Concert Orchestra.
The orchestra occupies a key space in the musical life of the City of Greater Bendigo, with the Mayor of Bendigo as Patron.

The BSO is an amateur community Orchestra which rehearses weekly during school term times, and puts on at least 3 public concerts per year.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining; we are currently welcoming new string players.

Musical Director: Rohan Phillips

Next Performance: “Toujours la musique!” – A celebration of French composers including Fauré, Bizet, Ravel, Mouquet & Satie.

2:30pm Sunday, 31st July 2016 at St Paul’s Cathedral, 8 Myers St. Bendigo.


Guest Conductor: We warmly welcome Melbourne based Conductor Simon Harvey to Bendigo.

Guest Soloist: In his first performance with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, we are delighted to introduce flautist Wil Rigby to perform Mouquet’s La Flûte de Pan. Wil has achieved much success in competitions at both local and national level and is the 2015 & 2016 winner of the prestigious Concerto section of the Bendigo Eisteddfod.  He will also perform in Tasmania and NSW this year.

The orchestra will include a harp for the first time in many years!

Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $20, Secondary students $10, Primary School children and younger Free. Tickets will only be available at the door.

BSO projects are funded with assistance from:COGB _logo_primary

  • City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants Program.
  • UFS Pharmacies’ Building a Healthier Community Program.ufs_logo