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 performs 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

What’s on in 2017?

Saturday 25th March, 2017 at 8pm
Paavali Jumppanen and Bendigo Symphony Orchestra presented by the Castlemaine State Festival
This wonderfully ambitious concert brings together acclaimed Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen together with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra to perform  Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor.   Jumppanen is one of the musical prodigies to have emerged from the Republic of Finland in recent years.
Also featured on the program is the premier performance  of “Fade” composed by Rohan Phillips.
Castlemaine Town Hall
25 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine, Victoria
Box Office: Telephone 03 5472 5123 or go to  online ticket sales.

Sunday 9th April, 2017 at 2.30pm
BSO’s Traditional Palm Sunday Concert Featuring the Bendigo Chorale
The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert, along with the first Bendigo performance of “Fade” by Rohan Phillips.

St Paul’s Cathedral
8 Myers Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Tickets at the door:  Adults $25, Concession $20, Secondary Students $10, Primary aged and younger free.

Details of our July and November concerts to be announced.

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