Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio – Sunday December 1, 2019

Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio

Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio

Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio
Sunday December 1, 2019 7:30 pm

Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio – American violinist Andrew Sords, Australian cellist Luke Severn, and Canadian pianist Cheryl Duvall present ‘An Evening Celebrating Beethoven’ in honour of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. They will be performing Beethoven’s Archduke trio, as well as works by Brahms, Ravel, and Severn. Old, new, varied, timeless, stellar!

Violinist Andrew Sords has a celebrated career as one of the most prolific soloists of his generation. Having appeared on 4 continents as a concerto soloist and with his piano trio, Sords has been cited for combining visceral virtuosity with a ravishing tone, while international critics endorse Sords as “a fully formed artist” (Kalisz-Poland News), “utterly radiant” (Canada’s Arts Forum), and “exceptionally heartfelt and soulful” (St. Maarten’s Daily Herald). Sords has received numerous awards and distinctions reflecting his career trajectory, including the 2012 Pittsburgh Concert Society Career Grant and the 2005 National Shirley Valentin Award. Andrew Sords

As a cellist, composer, and musical director, Luke Severn possesses a musical voice of great versatility and passion. Noted for his expressive performances and dynamic and engaging personality he is emerging as an artistic tour de force in the Australian musical landscape. As a soloist, Luke is a champion of both the standard concerto literature and new exciting works for cello and orchestra. A highly sought-after chamber musician, Luke has performed in festivals and chamber music series throughout Australia, Europe and North America. Performing alongside duo partner and pianist Elyane Laussade, he performs across Australia throughout the year. He completed a Piano Trio tour of Canada in 2017 with North American virtuosi Andrew Sords, violin, and Cheryl Duvall, piano. He engages in many other chamber ensemble performances as a freelance artist in Victoria, including appearances with the Blackwood Ensemble, Casey Chamber Musicians, and Allotropy String Quartet. Luke Severn

Cheryl Duvall is a multifaceted pianist with a penchant for musical risk taking and adventure. Equally comfortable in many different musical roles, she regularly appears as a soloist, collaborative pianist, adjudicator, teacher, producer and panelist, and has toured and performed throughout Canada, Europe, Argentina, the U.S and Japan. Cheryl’s strong affinity for boundary-pushing and innovative music making led her along with friend and violinist, Ilana Waniuk to co-found the Toronto-based Thin Edge New Music Collective, “One of Toronto hottest and bravest new music collectives” (Michael Vincent – Musical Toronto). Under the leadership of both Cheryl and Ilana, TENMC has commissioned and premiered over 60 new works for chamber ensemble to date with 9 more slated for their upcoming season and have garnered an exceptional international reputation through tours to Japan, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina and across Canada. Cheryl Duvall

Concert Program:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Hungarian Dance No 6 in D Flat Major
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in C Minor, Op 1 No 3
Luke Severn When the world was young
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Tzigane
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Op 97
“Archduke Trio”

Click on the images/links below to view short videos of the artists performing:

Andrew Sords – violin

Luke Severn – cello

Cheryl Duvall – piano

Adults – $40  Under 18 – $20
Students on the 8to12 program – $5

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Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)

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3800-34th Street, Vernon
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