SOUTHERN CROSS SOLOISTS CELEBRATE A LA FRANÇAISE WITH FRENCH REVELATIONS FEATURING GUEST STARS PIERS LANE AND MARSHALL MCGUIRE
Celebrations continue as Southern Cross Soloists mark their 20th year with French Revelations at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Sunday 28 June.
Following their sizzling first concert Bella España, Brisbane’s renowned chamber music ensemble present a program of exquisite French ‘musique pour la chambre’ featuring an array of French masterworks in QPAC’s Concert Hall.
For French Revelations the Soloists will be joined by critically acclaimed Australian pianist Piers Lane and leading Australian harpist Marshall McGuire.
Known for his inquisitive nature and engaging live performances, London-based Piers Lane is in great demand as both a collaborative and solo artist. His recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty piano concerto at Carnegie Hall and collaborations with the Sydney Symphony and London Philharmonic.
Marshall McGuire has commissioned over 100 new works for harp, and is an artistic director, festival curator and internationally acclaimed harpist, revered for his precision and engaging stage presence.
The Soloists will also be joined by guest bassoonist, Lyndon Watts for this program. Lyndon is the Principal Bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic and arguably Australia’s greatest bassoon player. Originally from Alstonville in Northern NSW, he won his position in Munich when he was only 22, and has gone on to win many international competitions, and appears regularly as a soloist throughout Europe and Asia.
Starting with one of the most radical Baroque works ever written in Jean-Fery Rebel’s Le Chaos, the concert takes the audience on a journey through the romantic and impressionist periods of French music. Add the quirky delights of Poulenc’s famous wind music, and top off with the magnificent Allegro and Presto finale from Saint-Saëns’ legendary Piano Concerto No 2, a perfect mix for a superb afternoon of French Revelations!
Established in Brisbane in 1995 and now an internationally successful ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists has helped set the benchmark for Australian chamber music. With a well-deserved reputation for artistic excellence, the Soloists continue to delight audiences with their constantly evolving repertoire and annual programs.
It would be ‘une tragédie’ to miss the Southern Cross Soloists in French Revelations on Sunday 28 June 2015. To book go to qpac.com.au or phone 136 246.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre Presents:
Southern Cross Soloists – 2015 20th Anniversary Celebration
Piers Lane Piano and Marshall McGuire Harp
Sunday 28 June 2015 at 3.00pm
Concert Hall, (Reverse Mode*) Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane
90 minutes (no interval)
Please refer to QPAC website for current pricing
www.qpac.com.au or phone 136 246
Rebel Le Chaos from Les Élémens
Reynaldo Hahn songs including:
Si mes vers avaient des ailes
Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano FP 43
Massenet Méditation from Thaïs
Chausson Chanson perpétuelle Op. 37
Poulenc Flute Sonata FP164
Ravel Introduction and Allegro in G flat M.46
Saint-Saëns Allegro Scherzando and Presto from Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor Op. 22
Birthday Vignette by Australian composer
*The Southern Cross Soloists performances are presented in Concert Hall Reverse Mode with the audience seated in close proximity to the performers on QPAC’s Concert Hall stage. Instead of performing to the main auditorium, the artists face the choir balconies and choir retractable seats. This seating arrangement is known as reverse mode and creates an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.