Smetana, the father of Czech music, forms the centrepiece of Seraphim’s first concert for 2019. In this beloved trio, 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. Seraphim is delighted to present a new trio by Richard Mills, comprising a series of musical portraits, commissioned generously by Dimity Reed for her husband’s 80th birthday celebrations.
SUK Elegie, Op. 23
MILLS Piano Trio
SMETANA Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15
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Founded in 1998, Seraphim Trio is celebrated for the vitality and intelligence of its music-making. Alongside its acclaimed subscription series, Seraphim Trio is regularly invited to music festivals throughout Australia and internationally. These include the Melbourne International Arts Festival, MusicFest Vancouver, the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, and the Adelaide Festival of Arts.