Trio of piano pieces opens new season

MORPETH Music Society’s new concert season begins on Thursday, October 13, with three compelling piano pieces.

The London Mozart Trio — made up of Colin Stone (piano), Krzysztof Smietana (violin) and Sagi Hartov (cello) — are also established solo performers and have flourishing teaching careers.

The event opens with Dvorák’s last piano trio, the Dumky, named after a type of Slavic epic ballad.

They will then play Shostakovich’s famous second trio, based on Jewish folk themes.

This was written in 1944 as a lamentation for the death of a close friend and also for the victims of the Holocaust.

Schubert’s first piano trio will conclude the concert, its beauty belying the fact that it was written during his terminal illness.

It will be held in Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace, from 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced £12 for adults, £2.50 for students over 18 and children accompanied by an adult go free.

They are available in advance from Chantry Tourist Information Centre and Morpeth Methodist Church and also at the door on the night.