The Seraphim Trio performs Memories, a concert of nostalgic European Romantic music – with an Australian twist as part of the Independent Theatre’s Prelude in Tea series. Smetana, the father of Czech music, forms the centrepiece of Memories, the ensemble’s first “Prelude” concert for 2019.
In his Piano Trio in G minor, opus 15, Smetana expresses grief at the loss of his eldest daughter, but finds new life in the birth of a truly nationalist Czech style.
Opening the program is Suk’s Elegie, a meditation on the epic Czech poem Vyšehrad by Julius Zeyer. And to close the concert, Seraphim is delighted to present a new trio by the Australian composer Richard Mills, comprising a series of musical portraits, commissioned generously by Dimity Reed for her husband’s 80th birthday celebrations.
Founded in 1998, Seraphim Trio comprising Anna Goldsworthy (piano) Helen Ayres (violin) and Timothy Nankervis (cello), is celebrated for the vitality and intelligence of its music-making. The group is frequently heard on ABC Classic FM, and maintains a robust commissioning program. It collaborates frequently with Australia’s leading musicians, including Diana Doherty, Paul Dean, Lisa Harper-Brown, Jane Sheldon and David Elton. Seraphim Trio is frequently broadcast on national and community radio and records for ABC Classics.
The programme: SUK Elegie, Op. 23 | MILLS Piano Trio | SMETANA Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15
Tickets: $49 adult, $32 concession/under 30, $22 student, $17 child
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