South Side Symphony Orchestra combining music with art for special performance

L-R: Laurissa Wyllie.McCarthy of Alfred Cove (Music Director and Conductor with the South Side Symphony Orchestra), Visual artist Lyn Isted of East Fremantle and Margaret Griffiths of Leeming (Flautist with the South Side Symphony Orchestra).Picture: David Baylis. d491689
L-R: Laurissa Wyllie.McCarthy of Alfred Cove (Music Director and Conductor with the South Side Symphony Orchestra), Visual artist Lyn Isted of East Fremantle and Margaret Griffiths of Leeming (Flautist with the South Side Symphony Orchestra).Picture: David Baylis. d491689

THE South Side Symphony Orchestra is set to boldly marry the mediums of music and painting at an eclectic performance.

The orchestra is collaborating with art group Shared Palette, comprising artists Felicia Lowe, Caroline Muscat and Lyn Isted, to present a unique performance at Woodloes Homestead on Sunday.

While the orchestra recites the works of composers like Shostakovich, Smetana and Handel, the artists will use the music as inspiration, painting to the sound of the orchestra in front of the audience’s eyes.

Music director Laurissa Wyllie-McCarthy said there was a distinct vibrancy that came from bringing two forms of art together.

“Matila Ghyka said that music always inspired artists,” she said.

“Art in turn inspires creativity in music.”

The program will feature Olman Walley as soloist in Sean O’Boyle’s evocative Concerto for Didgeridoo and Orchestra.

The artworks created by Shared Palette will be auctioned at the end of the performance.

Tickets are $20 adults, $15 concession, $5 children aged six to 16 years and free for those under six.

They are available at trybooking or at the door.