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Streeton Trio

Event

Streeton Trio

  • Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019, 3:30pm (afternoon tea from 2:30pm)
  • Venue: The Independent Theatre — 269 Miller St, North Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $49 adult, $32 concession/under 30, $22 student, $17 child — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9955 3000

Event Details

One of Australia’s premier chamber ensembles, the STREETON TRIO, present a delightful afternoon’s entertainment as part of the popular Prelude in Tea series at North Sydney’s Independent Theatre.

From Beethoven’s good-natured piano trio in E flat to the broad B major trio of Brahms, this program (which includes the theatre’s famously scrumptious afternoon tea) explores the many moods of summer. 

Book-ending the hearty classics are Kats-Chernin’s Butterflying, Sculthorpe’s evocative Night Song and Piazzolla’s 'Buenos Aires Summer'.    

The trio’s namesake, Arthur Streeton’s ‘Golden Summer, Eaglemont’ has become one of the defining images of Australian art and 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, while the Brahms opus 8 trio, written early in his life and later extensively revised, is hugely popular for its broad lyricism and sweeping romantic gestures. 

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Butterflying, originally for children’s choir, is heard here in a delightful trio arrangement. 

Sculthorpe’s Night Song, in his own words, “is concerned with solitary thoughts at night, while becalmed on a distant sea”. And finally, 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.

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Brahms

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Butterflying : piano trio by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Streeton Trio
Night song : for violin, cello and piano (1995) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Streeton Trio

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