The New Albany Symphony Orchestra's season finale on Saturday, April 11, will pair music with art and wine.

The New Albany Symphony Orchestra's season finale on Saturday, April 11, will pair music with art and wine.

"The idea came about while I was on a beach in Nice celebrating my 40th birthday with my husband, John," said Heather Garner, director of the symphony orchestra. "On the front of the wine label it said, 'Play Bach.' It was a great big, bold cabernet, and I told John, 'This is exactly the perfect bottle of wine to drink while listening to Bach,' and so the idea was born."

The performance at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts will feature a seven-flight wine-tasting at 7 p.m., which will cost an additional $20.

Wines were chosen with the finale's music in mind with the help of Jon Offredo, a local sommelier, Garner said.

The first half of the show includes Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto in C Minor for Oboe and Violin, featuring soloists Robert Firdman of Clintonville on violin and Karen Pfeifer of Dublin on oboe, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, featuring Ariane Sletner of Clintonville on violin and Karl Pedersen of Columbus on viola.

After the intermission, the orchestra will perform the first and second suites from Daphnis and Chloe by Maurice Ravel.

"To round out the experience for our audience, I asked past (symphony orchestra) guest artists-in-residence to create original artwork that pairs with the music," Garner said. "Each artist was assigned a piece from this program and, like magic -- trifecta for the sight, sound and taste -- all in one evening. I hope the audience enjoys this twist on the traditional concert."

Pieces by Kirsten Bowen of South Carolina, Todd Camp of Newark, Laurie Clements of Westerville and Jurate Phillips and Karen Rumora of Columbus will be displayed in the lobby and will be for sale, with proceeds benefitting the symphony.

Tickets will cost $10 to $18 if purchased in advance from CAPA by calling 614-469-0939 or at any Ticketmaster outlet. They will cost $12 to $20 the day of the show at the McCoy, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road.