A glimpse into the musical world of nature’s original night songstress, The Nightingale, this concert treats the audience to musical visions from dusk till dawn.
From nightmares of ghosts and restless sleep in Vivaldi’s eerie La Notte (The Night) to the awe inspiring virtuosity of Mozart’s Magic Flute arias, the program will also explore Elena Kats-Chernin’s 2004 Helpmann Award-winning Wild Swans and Grieg’s glorious depiction of the morning sunrise in his Peer Gynt Suite.
Taking the world by storm, young coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood returns from her European triumphs to join Southern Cross Soloists for this concert, which also includes the premiere of a new chamber version of distinguished Australian composer Ross Edward’s bird-inspired Clarinet Concerto.
Vivaldi La Notte RV104a
Mozart Overture and arias from The Magic Flute K.620
Edwards Clarinet Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov The Nightingale and the Rose from Op. 2
Kats-Chernin Selections from Wild Swans
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
The Beatles Blackbird
PRESENTED IN CONCERT HALL REVERSE MODE
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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Presented by QPAC and Southern Cross Soloists
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