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The Smetana Trio

Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00 PM
Irvine Barclay Theatre

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A remarkable year for Czech music, 2014 commemorates anniversaries of more than 60 prominent Czech composers, performers and musical organizations. The Smetana Trio, regarded as one of the foremost piano trios in the Czech Republic today, pays homage to its heritage with a program of all Czech composers, including the U.S. West Coast premiere of Roman Haas’ Multicultural Suite.

Founded in 1934 by legendary Czech pianist Josef Pálenícek, the Smetana Trio became the first Czech ensemble to win the BBC Music Magazine Award in 2007. The trio’s recording of works by Smetana, Suk and Novák received awards from Diapason and Le Monde de la Musique and was selected by BBC Music Magazine as its chamber music recording of the month.


Jitka Cechová, piano
Jirí Vodicka, violin
Jan Pálenícek, cello


SUK: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 2
MARTINU: Piano Trio in D minor
HAAS: Multicultural Suite (U.S. West Coast premiere)
SMETANA: Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15

Pre-Concert Lecture

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- Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel (Nov. 23) RHS
- Canadian Brass Holiday Concert (Dec. 15) IBT

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The Smetana Trio rehearse Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B. 166 "Dumky" at the Frick Museum in New York during their 2013 U.S. tour.

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