Southern Cross Soloists From the Heartland Vienna to Budapest

18 Jun 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
1 hour 30 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$85 *
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Beginning in the imperial city of Vienna with Mozart’s witty Horn Concerto No. 4, this musical odyssey takes us through the heartland of Central Europe to the artistically rich countries of Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Despite their complex histories and ever-changing borders, the cultural treasure trove cities of Vienna, Prague, Warsaw and Budapest were home to some of the greatest composers, each drawing on their own unique traditional folklore and the vibrant and colourful ambiance of their people.

From the Heartland features works by LisztFischerBartokLutosławski and finishes with a foot stomping new ‘SXS-take’ of the traditional Hungarian Czardas. Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) also welcome jazz-great, James Morrison in his first composition and solo performance for them, in collaboration with SXS Didgeridoo Soloist in Residence Chris Williams as part of SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project.

Presented by QPAC and Southern Cross Soloists


Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 K.495
Bartok Viola Concerto Sz. 120
Pavel Fischer Two Moravian Songs
Morrison/Williams New Work*
Lutosławski Dance Preludes 1955
Liszt Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae S.126
Traditional Czardas

Guest composer and soloist James Morrison trumpet
*SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project

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.

Didgeridoo Commission Project

SXS are committed to nurturing First Nation's representation in their arts practices to promote cultural understanding. Their renewed focus for 2022-2032 is to respond to this commitment by creating the ‘SXS Didgeridoo Commission Project': a legacy of new Australian works for didgeridoo and small ensemble with our Artist in Residence, Wakka Wakka didgeridoo soloist Chris Williams.

For their 2022 Season, Southern Cross Soloists will commission three new 8-10 minute works for didgeridoo and small ensemble to be premiered in their 2022 QPAC Concert Series. These commissions form part of a legacy project that is committed to creating a substantial canon of works for didgeridoo and small ensemble over the next 10 years.

To find out more visit: southernxsoloists.com/dcp

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