Promising a kaleidoscope of musical beauty and colour, Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) took to our Concert Hall stage last Sunday for their long-awaited Dreams and Visions concert, featuring Artist-in-Residence Chris Williams.
With a stunning program including Vivaldi’s Spanish-flavoured oboe concerto, Saint-Saëns horn masterpiece Morceau de Concert, and Debussy’s sensuous dreamlike vision of nymphs through a faun’s eyes, the audience was not left disappointed.
But the standout performance of the afternoon was the premiere of new work The Ancient Rainforest for SXS and digeridoo. Created by Hollywood-based Queensland composer Joe Twist, the piece takes inspiration from the atmospheric paintings of the ancient Gondwana Rainforest of Springbrook National Park by acclaimed artist William Robinson.
Were you one of the lucky audience members enjoying Sunday’s performance? Find your pic in the gallery below.
“The Southern Cross Soloists delivered a delightful dreamscape bursting with technical skill and Australian flair. In the words of Carl Jung, in his Memories, Dreams, Reflections, “What nature leaves imperfect, the art perfects.”” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Limelight
“...the perfect way to round off the weekend, in the company of fine musicians.” – The Creative Issue
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