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ADULT $45.00
STUDENT (Up to 16) $20.00
CHILD (Under 12) $5.00

Live orchestral music will return to the Ulumbarra stage on December 11th and 12th when Bendigo Symphony Orchestra (BSO) perform a program by one of the greatest composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The orchestra members are excited to welcome their audience to a live performance in the beautiful Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. After 2 very difficult years in the performing arts, the BSO is delighted to be able to gather just in time to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2021.

The program will feature international concert pianist Elyane Laussade playing the Mozart’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 21 in C. A graduate of the Juilliard school in New York City, Elyane has delighted audiences on five continents with her imaginative and strongly individual playing. The New York Times has said she is “a pianist with a powerful, polished technique and many an original interpretive notion…with an impeccable sense of style and dazzling power.” Elyane’s most recent endeavour, her “Mozart Project” will see her perform all 27 Mozart piano concertos with orchestras around Australia, and BSO is very proud to be a part of this initiative. 

Also featured in our gala program, Merlyn Quaife AM is a distinguished soprano and performer of great versatility, encompassing opera, oratorio, lieder, chamber music and contemporary music to great acclaim throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. Merlyn also lives in Bendigo and has made an enormous contribution to musical life here in regional Victoria. Merlyn will sing the much-loved “Exsultate, jubilate”.

This concert will also feature the World Premiere of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre a work composed by another leading Bendigo instrumentalist, composer, teacher and conductor, Cally Bartlett. This work was composed during “lock down” and reflects the peace of Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre.

The BSO’s 40th Anniversary Gala will finish with Mozart’s gargantuan “Jupiter” Symphony. Mozart’s final contribution to the genre, it is regarded by many critics as among the greatest symphonies in classical music. 


Bendigo Symphony Orchestra
Luke Severn         Conductor
Elyane Laussade     Piano soloist
Merlyn Quaife     Soprano soloist
Cally Bartlett     Composer


MOZART “Exsultate, jubilate” K. 165 soloist Merlyn Quaife

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467 “Elvira Madigan” soloist Elyane Laussade


MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”,

Program with movements

MOZART “Exsultate, jubilate” K. 165 soloist Merlyn Quaife

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467 “Elvira Madigan” soloist Elyane Laussade
I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace assai



MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”,
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante Cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Molto allegro

In accordance with the Victorian Government Roadmap, Ulumbarra visitors will need to be fully vaccinated and show proof of this (or show a valid medical exemption) to gain entry.









STUDENT (Up to 16)



CHILD (Under 12)


The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre


Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.

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