ARTISTS will paint live as the Ipswich City Brass Quintet performs at concerts in the Scenic Rim this month.
Ipswich City Orchestras secretary Julie Sibley said the musicians would perform animal-themed music during Brass on Safari shows at Beaudesert and Boonah on Saturday, May 29.
The 70 minute program would include music from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk and work from Australian composer Graeme Denniss.
"This one we have gone with a basic animal theme, hence the safari title," Ms Sibley said.
"What we will have is a live artist paint a work of art during the performance.
"Basically they have less than two hours. There will be a different artist at each show (in the Scenic Rim).
"We will wind up with this collection of artwork that all has been produced in response to the same music, but done by different artists.
"What the visual arts is doing is giving us a visual representation ... of how differently the same music affects individuals."
The quintet will perform at The Centre Beaudesert from 2pm before moving to Boonah Cultural Centre for a 6pm show.
Ms Sibley said audiences were in for a treat, as the musicians were playing songs on brass that had been composed for other instruments.
"Brass instruments are actually relatively new in classical music terms," she said.
"A lot of music in the last 100 years has been written for brass ensembles and instruments, but the majority of the music that they play was originally written for things like pianos.
"These guys need to reproduce that on their instruments, which is a whole other level of playing."
Ms Sibley said Ipswich City Orchestras wanted to give regional communities an opportunity to see professional performances without having to travel to Brisbane.
"We brought out Taking Flight, a string quartet program, in October last year," she said.
"This is in a similar vein but it's a brass quintet, so that is five players."
The quintet will also play shows at Esk, Laidley and their home town of Ipswich.
Tickets to shows can be bought at liveatthecentre.com.au.
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