Over the last two decades, Seraphim Trio, Helen Ayres (violin), Anna Goldsworthy (piano) and Tim Nankervis (cello), has remained steadfastly committed to chamber music – from building the contemporary repertoire, to developing new audiences and teaching the next generation of performers.
Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon on Thursday 26 May will seem them collaborate with violist Christopher Moore to present Imaginary Ballet, the breathtaking new composition by Brett Dean.
Inspired by Brett’s lockdown listening, Imaginary Ballet is a suite of fast, dance-like movements which carry rhythmic drive and bullish, effervescent energy. A series of slower interludes endows the work with oases of silhouettes and shadows, at the centre of which is an elegy to Brett’s dear friend and former viola teacher, John Curro.
Paired with a rarely heard piano quartet by one of Croatia’s most important 20th century composers, Dora Pejacevic. Written in late Romantic style, the quartet is a blend of warm, lyrical melody and spirited dance. Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor remains a cornerstone of the repertoire and is the first major piece composed for the genre.
Seraphim Trio and Chris Moore
Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Southbank
Performance: Thursday 26 May 2022 – 6.00pm
Information and Bookings: www.melbournerecital.com.au
Image: Seraphim Trio – Anna Goldsworthy, Tim Nankervis and Helen Ayres – photo by Pia Johnson