A Prelude in Tea: Sunday Chamber Music Series


Join  us at the Independent Theatre on the last Sunday of the month for a scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30pm, followed by a stellar chamber music concert at 3:30pm. It's the perfect Sunday afternoon out. Tickets are priced from $16 -$47 and afternoon tea is included. Subscribe to save up to 20% off.
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'The sumptuous pre-concert afternoon tea eased the audience into a relaxing afternoon of musical appreciation... guests were treated to a selection of beautiful cakes, coffee and tea, complimented by the afternoon sun streaming through the windows.' Classikon

"The Prelude in Tea concerts in the Independent Theatre at North Sydney are an especially civilised way of spending a Sunday afternoon.'  Sounds like Sydney

The Marais Project 29 January
The Streeton Trio 26 February
Thoroughbass 26 March
The Enigma Quartet 30 April
The Nexas Quartet 28 May
The Seraphim Trio 25 June
Ensemble Vinifera 30 July
The Streeton Trio 27 August
The Sonus Quartet 24 September
Strelitzia Ensemble 29 October
The Enigma Quartet 26 November
The Marais Project 17 December

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Next Concert The Streeton Trio, February 26. Vienna Congress

The program explores the complex musical situation in Vienna, the capital of European music at the beginning of the 1800s, during the two decades of great cultural ferment that saw the Vienna Congress (1814/1815) as the turning point between the ideals of the Enlightenment and those of the Restoration.   There was a radical change in the social role of music, which was no longer used as an instrument of awareness and knowledge, but instead became a narcotic, useful to disguise the harsh reality of post-Napoleonic and post- Enlightenment society.
These historical circumstances deeply characterized the poetry of the most important composers of the time: Beethoven, Schubert and Rossini all of whom gravitated around Vienna during that same period, contaminating one another. 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major, Op.97 “Archduke”
Gioachino Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville 
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat major, D898 

Described by Musica Viva as “Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio,” the Streeton Trio was formed in 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, by three young Australian musicians. 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 has won scholarships from Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and Ian Potter Cultural Trust. In 2012, the trio was featured as Musica Viva’s Rising Stars ensemble.

Named after the Australian Impressionist painter, Sir Arthur Streeton, the trio – now comprising violinist Emma Jardine, cellist Meta Weiss and pianist Benjamin Klopp - 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. Recent performances include appearances across the United Kingdom, China, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Holland, Lithuania, Norway, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.

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