Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Ben Folds Lyrics Competition

This is a shout-out to poets and lyricists! The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with singer-songwriter Ben Folds on an improvised piece of music — and one lucky person will get to be a part of it!

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is asking for an original poem of 2-6 lines on any topic. Similar to a regular feature at live performances in which Folds will compose a song in real-time on stage, the Sydney Symphony and Folds will reprise this collaboration using a poem selected from the submissions for lyrics as they create a new work on the spot.

The final result will be shared in a digital performance via the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook and website in August. The competition closes at 11.59pm AEST 24 July, 2020.  The winner will be announced on 27 July, 2020.

To enter now or for more details, head to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra website.

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