Oboes, violins, violas and cellos filled St Paul’s Cathedral in Bendigo on Monday when Orchestra Victoria performed works by Mozart and Mendellsohn.
The orchestra is in Bendigo until Saturday as part of its fourth Bendigo Festival.
Musicians will perform in unique venues around the region before the orchestra plays a concert at Ulumbarra on Saturday.
Tuesday’s performances will be at the Bendigo Art Gallery at noon (bookings required) , Bendigo Library at 2pm and Elmore’s Memorial Hall at 7pm.
The week will finish with full orchestra performance at Ulumbarra Theatre on Saturday, August 18, at 8pm.
The closing concert will feature the orchestra performing Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, The Isle of the Dead Op.29 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Violin Concerto in E by Felix Mendelssohn.
Violin Concerto in E will include special guest violinist and 10-year old Australian child prodigy, Christian Li.
More than 15 chamber concerts will fill venues in Elmore, Heathcote, Eaglehawk, Long Gully and central Bendigo.
Venues in Bendigo include the Bendigo Art Gallery, Star Cinema and the underground Crib Room at Central Deborah Gold Mine.
For more details visit https://australianballet.com.au/music/orchestra-victoria/whats-on/bendigo-festival