In the ensemble's first concert for 2021, Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) took to the Concert Hall stage alongside guest artist and virtuoso guitarist Slava Grigoryan.
The program traversed European musical history, from the sizzling works of the Spanish Baroque to the evocative masterpieces of Belle Époque greats Debussy and Ravel. In a special treat for the audience – one of SXS's biggest at QPAC – the ensemble premiered a new work by Sydney composer Natalie Nicolas.
“ The sound of castanets, flamenco dancing, and bull fights were frequently conjured up in this classical chamber concert headed by guitar soloist Slava Grigoyan. Cancelled in 2020 because of Covid restrictions, this Southern Cross Soloists concert has been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait. SXS played to their largest audience ever with the Concert Hall almost crammed to capacity. That their return was welcomed was shown by the audience’s thunderous applause.” Stage Whispers
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