CELEBRATING 26 YEARS
OF CHAMBER MUSIC
UPCOMING SXS EVENTS:
With soprano Alexandra Flood &
pianist Konstantin Shamray
3pm Sunday October 24, QPAC Concert Hall
Southern Cross Soloists welcome back international coloratura soprano soloist Alexandra Flood in a program of vocal splendour and virtuosic brilliance. From Handel’s dramatic Cleopatra’s aria to Mahler’s sumptuous 4th symphony finale based on his song The Heavenly Life with solo soprano, the program promises to both thrill and pull on the heart strings. SXS is joined by Australian-based Russian concert pianist Konstantin Shamray, who will perform Mozart's sublime Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491
After the challenges of 2020 that are sure to go down in the history books, we are brimming with excitement to perform our 2021 QPAC Concert Season for you.
The past eight months have really highlighted how much we value the arts as part of our daily lives, in particular, live performance. It’s not until something is unexpectedly taken away that we suddenly realise how much we miss it... and deeply cherish it. Our 2021 QPAC Concert Season recognises and celebrates the joy that music brings us and its importance in our daily life. It’s fascinating to look back through history to see that humans of all races and cultural backgrounds have always been independently drawn to creating music since the dawn of time. Music seems to be ingrained into our DNA.
To celebrate this, we are presenting three vivid programs that embrace this joie de vivre. Our good friend Slava Grigoryan joins us for a sizzling program of Spanish and French masterworks in Souvenirs de Aranjuez in February, featuring the passionate Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.
In July we present Dreams and Visions in a visceral and richly flavoured program of musical frescos, inspired by misty apparitions and art, featuring Debussy’s evocative Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Ravel’s mythical ballet, Daphnis and Chloé, plus a new work by Joe Twist for SXS and SXS’s Artist-in-Residence, didgeridoo soloist Chris Williams.
International coloratura soprano, Alexandra Flood joins us for our final concert Heavenly Life in a thrillingly virtuosic program that highlights every trick in the coloratura book, as well as music’s immense power of expression.
We hope you join us for these concerts at the wonderful QPAC Concert Hall next year, as we share our love of music and live performance with our audiences.