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The Nightingale

Event

The Nightingale

  • Date: Sunday, 26 November 2017, 3pm
  • Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
  • Tickets: Adult: $59 | Concession: $44 | Student: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136246

Event Details

A glimpse into the musical world of nature’s original night songstress, The Nightingale, this concert treats the audience to musical visions from dusk till dawn.

From nightmares of ghosts and restless sleep in Vivaldi’s eerie La Notte (The Night) to the awe inspiring virtuosity of Mozart’s Magic Flute arias, the program will also explore Elena Kats-Chernin’s 2004 Helpmann Award-winning Wild Swans and Grieg’s glorious depiction of the morning sunrise in his Peer Gynt Suite.

Taking the world by storm, young coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood returns from her European triumphs to join Southern Cross Soloists for this concert, which also includes the premiere of a new chamber version of distinguished Australian composer Ross Edward’s bird-inspired Clarinet Concerto.

PROGRAM

Vivaldi La Notte RV104a
Mozart Overture and arias from The Magic Flute K.620
Edwards Clarinet Concerto
Dell’acqua Villanelle
Rimsky-Korsakov The Nightingale and the Rose from Op. 2
Kats-Chernin Selections from Wild Swans
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
The Beatles Blackbird

PRESENTED IN CONCERT HALL REVERSE MODE

This performance is presented in Concert Hall Reverse Mode with the audience seated in close proximity to the performers on the Concert Hall stage. Instead of performing to the main auditorium, the artists face the choir balconies and choir retractable seats. This seating arrangement is known as reverse mode and creates an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

Featured non-Australian music: Vivaldi, Mozart, Dell'aqua, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, The Beatles

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to info@qtix.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Clarinet concerto (clarinet with full orchestra) (2007) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Southern Cross Soloists
Wild swans suite : chamber ensemble [Selection] by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Southern Cross Soloists

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