The 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 performs at least 3 public concerts per year. Please contact us if you are interested in joining; we are currently welcoming new string players.
Music Director: Luke Severn. The BSO is delighted to welcome Luke as the new Music Director for 2019-2020. He will conduct our upcoming concert in October.
2019 Performance Season
Saturday 24th August at 5pm, Malvern Town Hall
Victorian Community Orchestra Project 2019 Gala Concert
This project introduces Australian composers and arrangers to Community Orchestras to create new works. Eight community orchestras from across Victoria will premiere the works in a celebration of new community music. The concert will be recorded and broadcast on 3MBS. More information at VCO Project.
Sunday 13th October at 2:30pm, Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo
Young Person’s Concerto Concert
Tickets for Bendigo: Adults $25, Concession $20, Secondary Students $10, Primary and younger children Free. Tickets available at the door or book through Gotix. There will be reserved seating for those with pre-purchased tickets.
BSO projects are sometimes funded with assistance from:
- City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants Program.
- UFS Pharmacies’ Building a Healthier Community Program.
- Ulumbarra Foundation.
The Bendigo Symphony Orchestra Inc. is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission