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Experience Orchestra Victoria

Orchestra Victoria has an exciting and very full annual schedule. Aside from presenting performances with partner companies, The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, the orchestra has its own concert seasons and education programs. Since 2015, Orchestra Victoria has toured to Hamilton and Bendigo and presented regional classical music festivals that are greeted with great acclaim. With its rich and diverse offering, Orchestra Victoria is one of Australia’s busiest orchestras.

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Sounds of the Screen: Movie Music across Victorian Landscapes

In film, music creates the emotional landscape of people and place.

In this special programming collaboration for the Melbourne International Film Festival’s 70th edition, MIFF and Orchestra Victoria focus on the film scores that have captured the Victorian landscape and those that have transformed it into imagined pasts and futures.

‘Sounds of the Screen: Movie Music across Victorian Landscapes’ reflects on the rich history of Victorian filmmaking in two acts, conducted by acclaimed soundtrack conductor, Brett Kelly. The first act will focus on place and feature music from Picnic at Hanging Rock, Noise and Mad Max. The second act will feature the music of Oscar-nominated, Ballarat-born David Hirschfelder and include scores from The Railway Man and The Dressmaker.

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo | Friday 12 August 7.00pm

Tickets from $39.

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Illustration by Eloise Short

Leonard the Lyrebird - A Musical Story

Leonard is friends with everyone, and wow can he sing! But will his singing talents impress the one friend he really wants? Join this charismatic Blue Mountains bird in his search for the song that will change his life…

Leonard the Lyrebird is a story about friendship, bravery and being yourself. Set to the sounds of clarinet, cello and piano, this concert adaption by composer Ian Munroe brings Jodie McLeod’s charming picture book to life.

This short, interactive session is a perfect first musical experience for young people. They’ll be singing and dancing all the way home!

Kangaroo Flat Library | Monday 8 August 2.00 pm
Eaglehawk Library | Tuesday 9 August 10.30 am
Bendigo Library | Tuesday 9 August 2.00 pm
Bendigo Bank Theatre | Wednesday 10 August 10.30am
Inglewood Library | Wednesday 10 August 2.30pm

Bendigo Bank Theatre | Tickets $5
Goldfields Library Corporation Branches | Free, registrations required

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Photography by Bill Conroy

On the mOVe! Student Orchestral Performance

Hear Bendigo’s up-and-coming young musicians perform alongside their professional role models from Orchestra Victoria. The culmination of three days’ intensive rehearsals and workshops led by Maestro Stephen Williams and musicians from Orchestra Victoria, this concert of orchestral and music theatre favourites showcases the students’ talent and dedication.

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo | Thursday 11 August 6.30pm

Free event

“Under the baton of Nicolette Fraillon, Orchestra Victoria played passionately and proficiently” — ArtsHub on Nijinsky