​Sydney Symphony Fellows visit inmates

Inmates at South Coast Correctional Centre enjoyed a concert performed by Sydney Symphony Fellows and their artistic director Roger Benedict on Friday.

The Symphony Fellows, an orchestral training program, have played to inmates at the centre a few times. The concert is part of a workshop about teamwork, good communication, conflict resolution and leadership.

The special visits is part of the centre’s education program and the young musicians’ one year-long fellowship to prepare them for their professional musical careers.

The inmates sat through a private rehearsal while learning about the instruments and the processes of preparing a musical performance.

Many had never heard an orchestra perform and were encouraged to conduct the musicians and lead their performance.

The Sydney Symphony Fellows are young musicians participating in the 2015 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program​. As part of this program, the fellows run a workshop at South Coast Correctional Centre.