Sunset Soiree Recital Series

Sunset Soiree Recital Series


Posted 2024-04-09 by Kitty Goodallfollow

Sat 04 May 2024 - Sun 05 May 2024

Say Hello to the Superb Sounds of Cello

Hyung Suk Bae Acting Principal Cello of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Southern Cross Soloists

The Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) are once again gracing audiences with their enchanting musical performances as they bring back the Sunset Soirée Recital Series. This time, the spotlight falls on Hyung Suk Bae, the Acting Principal Cello of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, promising an afternoon filled with extraordinary talent and captivating melodies. As the sun sets, prepare to immerse yourself in a reimagined chamber music experience that promises to be both magical and unexpected.

Scheduled for two exclusive performances, the first will take place in Brisbane on May 4th at 5 pm, followed by a second performance the next afternoon on May 5th at 3 pm on the Gold Coast. These concerts mark yet another milestone in SXS's illustrious journey of bringing music to audiences across Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

The centrepiece of these performances will be Hyung Suk Bae's rendition of J.S. Bach's iconic Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007. This timeless masterpiece will be presented in its entirety, showcasing Bae's masterful interpretation and profound understanding of Bach's intricate compositions. However, what sets this recital apart is the innovative pairing of each movement of the suite with complementary works, curated by Hyung Suk Bae himself.

Audiences can expect a diverse and eclectic program, featuring a blend of classical and contemporary compositions. Among the selected pieces are Adrian Bell's Ah! Sunflower, which will receive its world premiere, Peter Sculthorpe's haunting Threnody, Ross Edwards' evocative Prelude & Laughing Rock, Witold Lutoslawski's enigmatic Sacher Variation, and Adrian Bell's lively Gigue. This fusion of musical styles promises to take listeners on a journey of discovery, showcasing the versatility and virtuosity of both the performer and the compositions.

For nearly three decades, the Southern Cross Soloists have been at the forefront of Australia's classical music scene, enchanting audiences with their dazzling performances and innovative programming. Established in 1995, SXS has become synonymous with excellence, earning a reputation as one of the country's premier chamber music ensembles. With a roster of leading virtuosic soloists hailing from across Australia, SXS continues to push the boundaries of musical expression, delivering dynamic and world-class performances that captivate audiences of all ages.

Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Sunset Soirée Recital Series is a testament to the enduring legacy of SXS and its commitment to fostering a vibrant cultural landscape in Queensland. Whether you're a seasoned classical music aficionado or a newcomer to the world of chamber music, these concerts offer a delightful opportunity to immerse yourself in the exquisite sounds of a master cellist at the height of his craft.

So, why not treat yourself to an enchanting afternoon of music and relaxation? Book now and bask in the beauty of Hyung Suk Bae's cello artistry, and with each note, let yourself be transported to a realm of timeless beauty and musical brilliance, courtesy of the Southern Cross Soloists.

Tickets and more information here.


J.S. Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

The entire suite to be played, with each movement paired by Hyung with the following works:

Adrian Bell Ah! Sunflower (World Premiere)

Peter Sculthorpe Threnody

Ross Edwards Prelude & Laughing Rock

Witold Lutoslawski Sacher Variation

Adrian Bell Gigue


Brisbane May 4th
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick St & Cnr, Berwick St,
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Gold Coast May 5th
Church of the Good Shepherd
4 Tarrant Dr, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213


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