Footy and classical music don't normally go together, but at Hamer Hall this Thursday that's all about to change. Inspired by one of the most memorable AFL games of the modern era — the drawn 2010 Grand Final between Collingwood and St Kilda — composer Tamil Rogeon has created a new original symphony, one befitting the heart-stopping drama of that fateful September day.
Co-presented by the Arts Centre and the AFL, The Draw will be performed live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra while the thrilling match unfolds on the big screen behind them. Every kick, every tackle, every roar from the crowd will be punctuated by the orchestra's performance, in what the bill describes as "a truly unique collision of two of Melbourne's greatest loves". Bring your tux, but don't forget your beanie. No word yet on whether they'll be serving hot pies.