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With Konstantin Shamray (piano) and Chris Williams (didgeridoo)
Fireworks and Fury presents a scintillating program of brilliance and colour that opens with the dramatically anguished aria “Mea tormenta, properate” by Johann Adolf Hasse transcribed for oboe. Southern Cross Soloist (SXS) welcome back clarinet soloist, Ashley Smith in the stormy and dazzling clarinet concerto by Carl Maria Von Weber, and SXS viola soloist, James Wannan in Berlioz’s viola masterpiece Harold in Italy that was commissioned by the master virtuoso, Paganini. The concert features the world premiere of a new work by Brisbane/UK/USA composer, Sean O'Boyle AM – the first of our 2022 SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project, featuring Wakka Wakka digeridoo soloist Chris Williams.
The program concludes with SXS 2022 Artist in Residence Konstantin Shamray performing Prokofiev’s devilishly difficult Third Piano Concerto, featuring exuberant keyboard fireworks with echoes of Romeo and Juliet.
Johann Adolph Hasse Sanctus Petrus and Sancta Maria Magdalena: "Mea tormenta, properate!"
Weber Clarinet Concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.73
Berlioz Harold in Italy Op. 16; 1st Movement: Harold in the Mountains
Sean O'Boyle AM ‘Beerwah’ The Mother of the Glasshouse Mountains *World Premiere as part of the SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
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ABOUT SOUTHERN CROSS SOLOISTS
ABOUT SOUTHERN CROSS SOLOISTS
Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) are the stars of Australian chamber music. Since 1995, SXS have firmly established themselves as one of Australia’s pre-eminent classical music ensembles. In 2022, SXS will deliver a program of intoxicating virtuosity in its 13th QPAC Concert Series as a Company in Residence at QPAC. Composed of leading virtuosic soloists from across Australia, SXS creates and performs dynamic, unique, and world-class musical experiences for audiences of all ages.