CELEBRATING 26 YEARS
OF CHAMBER MUSIC
UPCOMING SXS EVENTS:
DREAMS AND VISIONS
With Artist in Residence Chris Williams
3pm Sunday July 11, QPAC Concert Hall
A kaleidoscope of colours and imagery will be expressed in works that include Vivaldi’s Spanish-flavoured oboe concerto, Bruch’s Jewish-inspired Kol Nidrei and Berlioz’s viola masterpiece Harold in Italy. This concert also features Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé and a new work by Hollywood-based Queensland composer Joe Twist for SXS and didgeridoo.
19th ANNUAL BANGALOW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
August 12–15, Bangalow NSW
Join SXS together with leading Australian and International soloists & ensembles for the 19th Annual Bangalow Music Festival 2021, a four day festival operated and presented by Southern Cross Soloists celebrating the joy music brings and the important place it our lives. Situated in the hinterland of northern New South Wales, the picturesque village of Bangalow is only a 15 minute drive from Byron Bay.
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.