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Memories From Childhood
Celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year with Australia’s leading chamber ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, and an impressive lineup of guest soloists as they bid adieu (zàijiàn) to the Chinese Year of the Dog and usher in the Year of the Pig – a year which promises to be full of good fortune and luck.
Brilliant colour and sheer exuberance will feature in this jubilant concert of East meets West, with a vibrant mix of modern and age-old traditional folk songs. Southern Cross Soloists shares the stage with special guests: cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin; piano soloist Kristian Chong; and international erhu superstar George Gao, one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters of our time.
From Chinese folk song and virtuosic artistry to Saint Saëns’ grand zoological fantasy and Stravinsky’s elusive Firebird Suite, a highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of a new work by Australia’s own Lyle Chan, inspired by the ancient folk story of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Li-Wei Qin – cello
George Gao – erhu
Kristian Chong – piano
Saint Saëns Carnival of the Animals – selections
Bao Yuan Kai Happy Lantern Festival; Mountain Tune; Yangge Dance
Mao Yuan Happy Spring
Chen Yao-Xin Galloping Horses
Gao Mongolian Fantasy/Erhu of the Night
Paganini Moses Fantasy MS 23
Lyle Chan Carnival of the Chinese Animals World Premiere
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite – selections
PRESENTED IN CONCERT HALL REVERSE MODE IN THE ROUND
This performance is presented in Concert Hall Reverse Mode with the audience seated in close proximity to the performers on the 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.
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Southern Cross Soloists Season 2019 Brochure
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