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Audiences enjoyed a heavenly program of exquisite music at Southern Cross Soloists’ (SXS) final QPAC concert for the year, Heavenly Life last Sunday in QPAC’s Concert Hall.
Acclaimed international coloratura soprano soloist Alexandra Flood and one of Australia’s leading piano soloists Russian-born Konstantin Shamray joined the SXS in a program ranging from Händel’s Cleopatra’s aria to the sumptuous 4th Symphony finale of Mahler, based on his song The Heavenly Life.
The audience’s heartfelt applause was rewarded with a surprise encore of Rachmaninoff Spring Waters op.14, no.11 performed by Alexandra accompanied by Konstantin.
SXS Patron Dame Quentin Bryce paid tribute to the SXS members and their virtuosic guest soloists acknowledging how vital live performance is for the mind, body and spirit. She also expressed gratitude to artists for the joy they bring to us, especially during these challenging and changeable times.
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‘Southern Cross Soloists presented an afternoon of heavenly chamber music bursting with light and colour. Heavenly Life celebrated the transcendent power of chamber music, in a program that explored both the heights and the everyday struggles of life.’ Creative Issue
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