French horns, brass quartets and flute ensembles will be part of a series of free concerts from the Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra next month.
The annual event will see the orchestra break up into chamber groups to put on three concerts, with the first kicking off on Father’s Day.
Orchestra director Wendy Oakes said each performance would showcase a different section of the orchestra.
‘‘The first one will feature woodwind players such as the flute, clarinets and the saxophone,’’ she said.
Ms Oakes said the second concert would highlight the brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones and the third would be a string showcase, with violins, violas and the cello.
‘‘It’s a different focus, there are various instruments and solo performances — the choice of music is quite varied for each group,’’ she said.
‘‘There’s everything from jazz, classical to modern — it’s not strictly classical by any means.’’
Flautist Cindy Abbey has been playing for nearly half a century and began in a marching band in the United States.
‘‘I love the sound of the flute — I always have,’’ Ms Abbey said.
‘‘It’s such a pleasure to play and I think the best part about performing in Shepparton is to be a part of the orchestra — we really do have a lovely community feel.’’
Ms Abbey encourages members of the public to come along to the concerts and see what the different sections of the orchestra sound like on their own.
‘‘Everyone enjoys seeing the whole orchestra, but it’s full of little jewels and it’s fun to hear them sparkle on their own,’’ she said.
The concerts will be at 2 pm on Sunday, September 1, Sunday, September 8 and Sunday, September 15 at Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton.
Entry is free and no bookings are required.
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