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A Moment in Time

Music lovers enjoy thrilling concert by Southern Cross Soloists

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The second concert in Southern Cross Soloists’ (SXS) 2022 season, A Moment in Time, on Sunday 19 June was a thrilling event for music lovers.

Exploring some of life’s defining moments in a poignant program of nostalgic works, the concert starred acclaimed Russian born pianist Konstantin Shamray performing Chopin’s iconic Piano Concerto No 2.

Konstantin Shamray playing piano on stage

Konstantin Shamray performing with SXS. Photo Darren Thomas.

The program also featured the world premiere of a new work by Hollywood-based Australian composer Leah Curtis and Didgeridoo artist Chris Williams.

The second work to be presented within the 2022 SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project, it was deeply moving and evocative.

Chris Williams playing the Didgeridoo

Chris Williams performing Didgeridoo with SXS. Photo Darren Thomas.

The concert concluded with Richard Strauss’ tone poem that follow the adventures of the charmingly mischievous rogue, Till Eulenspiegel, and showcased the virtuosity of the ensemble’s soloists.

“It was an enthralling concert from the Southern Cross Soloists highlighting the virtuosic skills of the musicians to aurally encapsulate an emotive moment in time.” Limelight Magazine.

Read the full Limelight magazine four-star review here.

Access information about the final concert in the QPAC SXS 2022 season White Nights.

And if you were lucky enough to have attended A Moment in Time, see if you can spot your photo in the social gallery below.


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