French flair and a sesquicentennial celebration is the focus for Brisbane’s own Southern Cross Soloists when they present the first concert in their 2012 Season on Sunday 22 April, in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Concert Hall entitled Serenade d’un jour.
Serenade d’un jour will see QPAC’s ensemble in residence, the Southern Cross Soloists, joined by celebrated soloists Lucy Reeves on harp and flautist Emma Sholl, Associate Principal Flute of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and one of the youngest musicians ever to be awarded a position with the SSO.
Southern Cross Soloists’ Creative Director Tania Frazer said the ensemble is delighted to be working with such highly acclaimed soloists to open their 2012 Season in celebration of French composer Claude Debussy’s 150th birthday.
“Claude Debussy is one of the most pivotal composers to span the 19th and 20th Centuries and one whose extraordinary use of tone colour, timbre and harmonies altered the direction of classical music.
“We invite music lovers to join the Southern Cross Soloists, along with Lucy and Emma, as we explore Debussy's inimitable talent, including of course arguably his most famous work Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, (Prelude to the afternoon of a faun) inspired by the evocative poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé,” said Ms Frazer.
Don’t miss the perfect Sunday afternoon season opener for the Southern Cross Soloists, set in intimate mode (Reverse Mode*) in QPAC’s Concert Hall.
||Southern Cross Soloists and QPAC Present: Serenade d’un jour 2012 Season Concert #1
||Sunday 22 April at 3.00pm
||*Reverse Mode, Concert Hall, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
||$34.00 to $54.00
||www.qpac.com.au or phone 136 246. *Ticket price includes GST and Booking Fee. Please note transaction fees may apply
*Reverse Mode: Concerts presented with the audience seated in close proximity to the performers on the Concert Hall stage. This seating arrangement is known as reverse mode and creates an intimate and relaxed atmosphere especially well suited to the performance of chamber music.