In 2019 MYO worked with four Melbourne artists to create this set of innovative concert programs. Artists Ellen Porteus, Eirian Chapman, Lilian Darmano and Dylan Martorell have interpreted four works from the MYO 2019 Flagship Season reinventing what a classical music program can be.

The visual guides use original creative illustrations to interpret music in a way which listeners can follow in real time along with the music. The project has been about reimagining the traditional concert program to provide a fresh take and encourage people to connect with music in a new way.

Details and downloadable links for each of the four illustrated guides are below:

Program 1
VERDI La Forza del destino (The Power of Fate): Overture
Visual interpretation by Ellen Porteus

Concert details:
Played as part of the curtain raiser for the MSO Sidney Myer Free Concert series
Saturday Night Symphony, Saturday 16 February – 6pm

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Program 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Visual interpretation by Eirian Chapman

Concert details:
Played as part of MYO’s flagship concert series
Death and Transfiguration, Sunday 7 April – 2.30pm

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Program 3
STRAUSS Tod Und Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration)
Visual interpretation by Lilian Darmono

Concert details:
Played as part of MYO’s flagship concert series
Death and Transfiguration, Sunday 7 April – 2.30pm

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Program 4
BARBER Violin Concerto Op.14
Visual interpretation by Dylan Martorell

Concert details:
Played as part of MYO’s flagship concert series
Mahler 1, Monday 10 June – 2.30pm

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THIS PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF CREATIVE VICTORIA