Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2024

Brisbane’s Southern Cross Soloists has announced its 2024 Concert Series, its 15th season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

As it unfolds, the season will explore concepts of romance, the mystical and transformative aspects of alchemy, the exotic melodies of the Mediterranean and the artistic and multicultural vibrancy characterised by Europe’s Belle Époque.

Southern Cross Soloists in the Concert Hall, QPAC. Photo © Darren Thomas

The opening performance of the Concert Series on 3 March, Divine Alchemy, explores the transformation of challenging life experiences into extraordinary, profound, and thought-provoking musical works of art. Think of it as a musical journey forged in the crucible of adversity, said SXS Artistic Director Tania Frazer.

“The concert program showcases extraordinary works of beauty by Bach, Debussy, Mozart, and an Australian premiere of Vuillermet’s exquisitely moving piece Elegie. We’ll also present a unique work by composers Sean O’Boyle and Chris Williams commissioned for the SXS Didgeridoo Commissioning Project, inspired by the life of Wakka Wakka Elder Maureen Williams.”

On Sunday 2 June, SXS will pull the stopper on Perfumes...