THE sweet sounds of over 100 Orange Regional Conservatorium musicians will drift over Duntryleague’s fairways for the inaugural Music on the Green event on Friday, March 1.
Previously held at the Orange Botanic Gardens, the event was often rained out and, with wilting crowd numbers, the decision was made to relocate the event.
Orange Regional Conservatorium (ORC) chairman Russell Turner said the event would be a family affair with people invited to bring a rug and picnic along.
“We’re very keen to ensure the concert series do continue,” he said.
“The event will] showcase the Con to the people of Orange and it gives the musicians a chance to perform in public.”
ORC co-coordinator of strings and ensemble Doreen Cumming said ORC music should appeal to everyone.
“It’s a very expansive concert, it covers a lot of different musical styles and there’s a little bit in it for everyone,” she said.
Now in its 11th year, the outdoor musical event will only be held once this year with a view to holding more if it proves successful, Mr Turner said.
“We’ll test the venue and if it gets to the stage we’ve got the fairway which will take about 10,000 [people].”
Among the line-up will be the Orange Youth Orchestra, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Combined Junior Jazz Band and the Big Phatt Jazz Band.
Music kicks off at 6.30pm and tickets are available at the gate. Cost is $10 adults, children under 16 years are free.
A barbecue will also be available.
The event is strictly no BYO alcohol.