SOUTHERN
CROSS

SOLOISTS 

CELEBRATING 26 YEARS
OF CHAMBER MUSIC
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UPCOMING SXS EVENTS:
ANNOUNCING OUR
2022 QPAC CONCERT SERIES
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FIREWORKS AND FURY

3pm Sunday February 20, 2022

A MOMENT IN TIME

3pm Sunday June 19, 2022

WHITE NIGHTS

3pm Sunday October 2, 2022

Our 2022 QPAC Concert Season explores virtuosity and passion: two key ingredients that make music so hypnotic and thrilling. All the programs feature musical masterpieces of great beauty and wildly exuberant drama that appeal to the heart of the listener at the deepest level. Each concert

showcases the extraordinary virtuosic abilities of the principal musicians of SXS and our 2022 guest artists.

We are very excited to welcome our 2022 Artist in Residence, acclaimed Russian-Australian concert pianist Konstantin Shamray, who wowed us in October 2021 with his incredible artistry. Each program in the series will

feature a bravura piano concerto, including the most popular concertos of the twentieth century by Prokofiev and Shostakovich as well as Chopin’s stunningly beautiful Second Piano Concerto. We also welcome Australian cello virtuoso Richard Narroway in our October program to perform Tchaikovsky’s cello showpiece Pezzo

Capriccioso.

 

2022 marks the launch of an exciting new SXS initiative: the SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project. Featuring SXS Didgeridoo soloist Chris Williams, this multi-season project for commissioning and presenting

new chamber music works for Didgeridoo and SXS will create a new canon of works with a quintessentially unique Australian flavour. This year we are featuring three Australian composers, two from Queensland (Sean

O’Boyle AM and Catherine Likhuta) and Australian born/Los Angeles based composer Leah Curtis.

 

The 2022 program has also been carefully crafted to showcase the outstanding soloist capabilities of each Principal Artist of Southern Cross Soloists, who are all virtuosos. We are excited to welcome back our wonderful interstate SXS musicians, clarinettist Ashley Smith and violist James Wannan who will both be featured in our first concert in February. We would like to thank QPAC for their immense support for Southern Cross Soloists as a Company in Residence and the opportunity to continue performing in their world-class Concert Hall. I hope you can all join us for a thrilling 2022 concert season, from the picturesque to the passionate.

Welcome to our
2022 Concert
Season!
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TANIA FRAZER, OBOE
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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