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Smetana Trio

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Smetana Trio - Tchaikovsky

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Energy, a gripping emotional range, and flawless technique are just a few of the attributes that come to mind upon listening to the Smetana Trio. Each member of this premier Czech trio “responds to the tiniest nuance … they live the music and you can’t help but to live it with them” (BBC Music). The trio’s debut program with PCMS features Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor—a wonderful blend of Romantic sentiment and fantasy with Classical-period economy, clarity, and poise. Robert Schumann described the Trio as “the Master Trio of the Present”, and declared that “Mendelssohn is the Mozart of the 19th century.”

Zemlinsky: Piano Trio, Op. 3
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

Smetana Trio

The Smetana Trio, founded in 1934 by the legendary Czech pianist Josef Pálenícek, violinist Alexandr Plocek and cellist František Smetana, is today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble. Currently comprised of Jitka Cechová (piano), Jiří Vodička(violin) and Jan Pálenícek (cello), the Smetana perpetuates the interpretational ideals created by its illustrious predecessors as well as other superlative 20th-century.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info