Arthur Streeton’s ‘Golden Summer, Eaglemont’ has become one of the defining images of Australian art. The Streetons explore the many facets of Summer in this evocative program. Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E flat is one of his most good-natured chamber works. Brahms opus 8 trio, written early in his life and later extensively revised, is popular for its broad lyricism and sweeping romantic gestures. Elena Kats-Chernins butterflying, originally for children’s choir, is heard here in an effective trio arrangement. Sculthorpe’s Night Song, in his own words, “is concerned with solitary thoughts at night, while becalmed on a distant sea.” Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, are a homage to Buenos Aires, Piazzola’s hometown, and the city that gave tango to the world. Summer (Verana Porteno) depicts the hot, lazy summer days Piazzolla spent in Buenos Aires, and is infused with the melodic yearning and rhythmic vitality of the tango.
Astor Piazzolla - “Summer" from the Four Seasons
Elena Kats-Chernin - Butterflying
Beethoven - Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 70 No. 2
Peter Sculthorpe - Night Song
Brahms - Piano Trio in B major Op. 8
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.