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PAST EVENTS

2018

ORGANS OF THE BALLARAT GOLDFIELDS FESTIVAL

JANUARY 15, 16:00

Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts
1220 Howitt St, Wendouree, Victoria 3355

Luke Severn, cello

Elyane Laussade, piano

Recital 8 - In Love and War

Rachmaninov - Elegie, Op. 3

Barber - Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 6

Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40

SORDS-SEVERN-LAUSSADE TRIO PLAYS MENDELSSOHN

FEBRUARY 16, 13:00

Andrew Sords, violin
Luke Severn, cello
Elyane Laussade, piano

St. Stephen's, Sydney, Australia
Friday Music Series

BENEATH THE SURFACE

JUNE 3, 15:00

Works for Voice and String Quartet, including the WORLD PREMIER "Beneath the Surface" by Luke Severn.

Program:
How Slow the Winds (2001)- Osvaldo Golijov (ARG)
Beneath the Surface (2018)- Luke Severn (AUS) *World Premiere*
Opus 89 (1929)- Amy Beach (USA)
Kudikynah Cave (1987)- Moya Henderson (AUS)
Selections from Sea Chronicles (1998)- Paul Stanhope (AUS)

Performers:
Kelsey Cotton, voice
Natasha Conrau and Sarah Coghlan, violins
Clare Gorton, viola
Luke Severn, cello

HUMANATION

JUNE 16, 18:30 - JUNE 21, 10:45 - JUNE 24, 16:30

The Laussade Studio

15 Greendale Rd,

Doncaster East

Melbourne based duo, Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade are thrilled to present their newest project. Entitled Humanation, the project features the works of five LGBT+ composers from across history. This is a cause which is very important to both of us, and through this project we seek to highlight once again the qualities that make us all human: the ability to love and to be loved. We will be releasing this program on CD later this year. As always, there will be a fabulous party afterwards to which you are invited. Please come and share great music and food in an intimate setting!

PROGRAMME
Schmidt - Romance for Cello and Piano (2009)
Barber - Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6
Tchaikovsky - Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin
Schubert - 3 selected Lieder
De Falla - Suite Populaire Espagnole

WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG

OCTOBER 21, 14:00

6 Fairhaven Road,

Olinda

Luke Seven, cello

Elyane Laussade, piano

A special intimate recital featuring the WORLD PREMIERE of "...when the world was young", for Cello and piano by Luke Severn.

PROGRAMME

Rachmaninoff - Elegie, Op. 3

Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 1 in F, Op. 5

Luke Severn - "...when the world was young" for cello and piano (2018) *WP*

MOZART, MENDELSSOHN & RACHMANINOV TRIOS

NOVEMBER 15, 19:00

High Street Uniting Church, Frankston

16 High Street

Frankston

Local musicians Luke Severn, cello and Elyane Laussade are joined by visiting international violin sensation Andrew Sords (USA) to present a thrilling evening of repertoire for Piano Trio.

PROGRAMME

Mozart - Piano Trio in B-flat, K. 502 

Rachmaninoff – Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G minor 

-interval- 

Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor 

MOZART, MENDELSSOHN & RACHMANINOV TRIOS

NOVEMBER 17, 19:00

St. Stephen's Anglican Church

360 Church Street

Richmond

Local musicians Luke Severn, cello and Elyane Laussade are joined by visiting international violin sensation Andrew Sords (USA) to present a thrilling evening of repertoire for Piano Trio.

PROGRAMME

Mozart - Piano Trio in B-flat, K. 502 

Rachmaninoff – Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G minor 

-interval- 

Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor 

MOZART, MENDELSSOHN & RACHMANINOV TRIOS

NOVEMBER 18, 14:30

Wesley of Warragul

62 Victoria Street

Warragul

Local musicians Luke Severn, cello and Elyane Laussade are joined by visiting international violin sensation Andrew Sords (USA) to present a thrilling evening of repertoire for Piano Trio.

PROGRAMME

Mozart - Piano Trio in B-flat, K. 502 

Rachmaninoff – Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G minor 

-interval- 

Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor 

DVOŘÁK CELLO CONCERTO

NOVEMBER 30, 20:00

James Tatoulis Auditorium

Methodist Ladies’ College

207 Barkers Rd, Kew

Luke will perform Antonín Dvořák's majestic Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104, with the Melbourne Sinfonia conducted by Artistic Director, Joannes Roose.