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Southern Cross Soloists: Lunar New Year : Memories from Childhood
- Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
- Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online
Presented by Southern Cross Soloists and QPAC
Li-Wei Qin (cello)
George Gao (erhu)
Kristian Chong (piano)
Celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year with Australia’s leading chamber ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, and an impressive lineup of guest soloists as they bid adieu (zàijiàn) to the Chinese Year of the Dog and usher in the Year of the Pig – a year which promises to be full of good fortune and luck.
Brilliant colour and sheer exuberance will feature in this jubilant concert of East meets West, with a vibrant mix of modern and age-old traditional folk songs as Southern Cross Soloists share the stage with special guests: cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin; piano soloist Kristian Chong; and international erhu superstar George Gao, one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters of our time.
From Chinese folk song and virtuosic artistry to Saint Saens’ grand zoological fantasy and Stravinsky’s elusive Firebird Suite, a highlight of the concert will be the world première of a new work by Australia’s own Lyle Chan, inspired by the ancient folk story of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Featured non-Australian music: Stravinsky, Paganini, Bao Yuan Kai, Mao Yuan, Chen-Yao-Xin, Gao
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Carnival of Chinese Animals (10+ players: brass, keyboard, string, woodwind) by Lyle Chan — World premiere|
— performed by George Gao, Li-Wei Qin, Kristian Chong and Southern Cross Soloists
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