Saturday 1st August, 6-7pm (AEST)
Tania Frazer / Oboe
Jonathan Henderson / Flute
Alan Smith / Violin
Alex Raineri / Piano
Jean Francaix: Divertimento
Erik Satie (arr. Frazer): 3 Gnossiennes
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane
Edith Piaf: La Vie en Rose
Claude Debussy: Beau Soir
Claude Debussy: Nuit d’etoiles
Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Camille Saint-Saens (arr. Frazer): Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
A gorgeous selection of music from 19th and 20th century France, ‘La Vie en Rose’ features the Brisbane-based members of the Southern Cross Soloists; Tania Frazer, Jonathan Henderson, Alan Smith and BMF artistic director Alex Raineri.
From the playful flurries of Francaix’s Divertimento, the virtuosity of Ravel’s fiendishly difficult Tzigane, and the sensuality of Edith Piaf’s iconic La Vie en Rose the program traverses both familiar and lesser known gems of the French repertoire.
Since 1995, Southern Cross Soloists has established itself as one of Australia’s pre-eminent chamber music ensembles. As a collective of established soloists from across Australia, the SXS create dynamic experiences in their regularly sold-out three-concert subscription series as Company in Residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and at the annual Bangalow Music Festival, in addition to multiple interstate, regional, and international performances.