Arthur Streeton’s ‘Fire’s On’ painted in 1891 depicts a man being stretchered out of a the Lapstone tunnel after a botched explosion. The drama of the scene, almost overshadowed by the heroic lanscape sets the backdrop for this passionate program. Arensky continues Russian tradition of elegiac piano trios with his four movement romantic masterpiece, inspired by the death of his friend. Babadjanian was an Armenian composer known for making use of folk music elements in his music. His relatively small output contains some masterpieces, including this inspired work. Shostakovich dedicated his 1944 trio to his recently deceased friend Ivan Sollertinsky. This has become one of the most popular 20th century piano trios.
Arensky - Piano Trio in D minor Op. 32
Babadjanian - Piano Trio in F sharp minor
Shostakovich - Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op.67
Single Tickets: Adult $49, Concession/Under 30 $32, Student $22, Child $17. Afternoon tea included.
Concession: 3 Concert Subscription: $87, 6 Concert Subscription: $165,12 Concert Subscription: $306
Adult: 3 Concert Subscription: $132, 6 Concert Subscription: $249, 12 Concert Subscription: $468
Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio,” the Streeton Trio was formed in 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, and after spending several years in Europe, is now based in Sydney. In 2010, the trio was selected to be a part of the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy, where it was in residence for three years. Winner of the 2011 Music Viva Chamber Music Competition, the Streeton Trio has been laureate of several prestigious international competitions and in 2012, the trio was featured as Musica Viva’s Rising Stars ensemble. The trio has released four CDs, to international acclaim, which are frequently featured on ABC FM and the MBS Networks. Named after the Australian Impressionist painter, Sir Arthur Streeton, the trio has received great acclaim for performances in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Het Loo Royal Palace (Holland), Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, Trondheim Festival, Apeldoorn Festival, Pablo Casals Festival (Prades) and Bangalow Festival. The trio has performed extensively across the United Kingdom, China, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Holland, Lithuania, Norway, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.
A Prelude in Tea is a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring a scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30 followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles. With the Streeton Trio, the Flinders Quartet, The Seraphim Trio and more, A Prelude in Tea concert is the perfect Sunday afternoon out.