Bendigo teen Caitlin Buchan's fanfare to replace Melbourne Arts Centre cue bells during March

SWEET SOUNDS: Caitlin Buchan has been playing the flute since Grade 3. The teen composer's 30-second fanfare - Cleopatra's Entrance - will replace the traditional cue bells at national concert halls this year. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
SWEET SOUNDS: Caitlin Buchan has been playing the flute since Grade 3. The teen composer's 30-second fanfare - Cleopatra's Entrance - will replace the traditional cue bells at national concert halls this year. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Theatre crowds at the Melbourne Arts Centre will head to their seats while listening to a young Bendigo composer’s fanfare.

The fanfare will replace the traditional cue bells during March. Year 11 student Caitlin Buchan, wrote the fanfare Cleopatra’s Entrance last year as part of the national Fanfare Competition. 

Since being announced as a finalist, Buchan has worked industry professionals to refine her work before the Australian Youth Orchestra recorded it.

Buchan’s fanfare (along with seven others) will also feature as a cue bell at the Perth Concert Hall, Adelaide Festival Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Art Gallery Society NSW.

Buchan took a month to compose her 30-second Egyptian-themed fanfare.

Listen to Caitlin Buchan’s composition below.

Caitlin Buchan - Cleopatra's Entrance (Australian Youth Orchestra)