Southern Cross Soloists Perfumes of the East

2 Jun 2024, 3pm
Concert Hall, QPAC
1 hour 30 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$88 *
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Journey into the exotic with Perfumes of the East as it invites you to explore a sensory odyssey inspired by the Mediterranean’s enchanting shores. Konstantin Shamray features in Saint-Saëns’ sparkling and majestic Piano Concerto No. 5, famously dubbed 'The Egyptian', evoking the grandeur of Luxor’s ancient temple.

Returning to the stage is the renowned soprano superstar, Nina Korbe, after her spectacular debut at the 2023 Bangalow Chamber Music Festival with an alluring selection of songs that capture the vibrant spices and rich aromas of Mediterranean cultures, along with a new composition by the esteemed vocal composer Stephen Leek for the SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project. The concert also features Ashley Smith in two Spanish-inspired pieces and James Wannan, in a Concerto by Vivaldi for the rarely heard Viola d’amore, known as the ‘viola of love.’


Vivaldi Concerto for Viola d’more in D major RV.392
Ravel Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Rimsky-Korsakov The Nightingale and the Rose Op. 2 No. 2
Ravel Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera
Kovács Hommage à Manuel de Falla
Leek/Williams New Work World Premiere 
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 'The Egyptian'
Traditional Mirislou 

Presented by QPAC and Southern Cross Soloists


  • Piano Konstantin Shamray
  • Soprano Amalia Hall
  • Chris Williams Didgeridoo

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