When: Sunday 10 March 2024, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: The Theatre, Corpus Christi College, 50 Murdoch Drive, Bateman
Cost: $20 (Adults) $15 (Concession) $5 (Children 6-16) Free (Children under 6)

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South Side Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance, Made in America will paint a musical picture of a diverse, vibrant, exciting new world which defined a generation and has left an indelible mark on symphonic music ever since. The concert includes classics by Dvořák, Gershwin and Herrmann but audiences will also be treated to a performance of The Oak, a tonal poem by little known composer Florence Price, the first female African-American to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra who will make history again with the West Australian premier of this piece at Corpus Christi College on Sunday 10 March.

At the heart of this programme are two classic staples of the orchestral repertoire that embody the huge influence American music had on the world stage. Dvořák’s ever-popular symphony no 9 echoes the people and culture of the “New World”, and Gershwin’s riotous, jazz-infused American in Paris suite that was written to accompany the film of the same name. Another, arguably more infamous suite of film music, Psycho by Bernard Hermann opens the concert, showcasing the strings of SSSO in the most excruciating and chilling way. Also included in the programme is a symphonic poem by Florence Price, whose work was heavily influenced by both Dvořák and the vernacular music of the American South.

Musical Director Izaak Wesson says “This performance pays homage to the cultural hegemony of the United States through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was such a unique time for music as different cultures, different sounds and different worlds collided, where music moved people in a way it had never done before, and we are incredibly proud and excited to share this music with our audience”.

This performance from SSSO at the magnificent Theatre at Corpus Christi will not be possible without the support of the City of Melville.

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