Cerutti-Reid Duo, 15th-year anniversary Concert Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm
Northfield United Church, 58 South Main St.
Pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti and violist Elizabeth Reid celebrate 15 years of their musical partnership in a series of concerts around Vermont. In their appearance at the United Church of Northfield, they will perform an evocative and varied program of 19th to 21st-century music.
The Cerutti-Reid duo will give the world premiere of Saxtons River composer Carol Wood's work for viola and piano The Long Parting.
Also featured are the American premieres of the works of Curfew by Elisabeth Blair, Study for Solo Viola (With Innocence) by Danielle O'Hallisey and Sonata for Viola and Piano by David Jaeger.
The program will also include Ballade by Claude Debussy, Fratres by Arvo Part, and the Sonata in f minor for Viola and Piano by Johannes Brahms. This last piece on this program was the one that sparked the start of Cerutti's and Reid's collaboration.
General admission $15; seniors & students $10; age 12 and younger $5
Alison Bruce Cerutti has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Vermont, and as a flute accompanist in the U.S. and France. For eight years, she studied with Louis Moyse and accompanied his flute master classes in Vermont and France, and in 2012 performed with his former students in St. Amour, France. Cerutti has played with TURNmusic for the 2015 production of A Fleeting Animal, Arioso, the Cerutti-Reid Duo, Veritas, and the Bruce Klavier Duo; and appeared as a soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra and the Vermont Philharmonic. She has premiered works by Vermont composers Lydia Busler, Erik Nielsen, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Michael Close, and Jacob Morton-Black. A Vermont native, she studied with Sylvia Parker and earned degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Hartt School. She maintains an active piano studio and is an adjunct professor at Norwich University
Violist Elizabeth Reid is known as a vibrant performer of contemporary and classical music. A "fierce champion of today's music" (Times Argus), Elizabeth has performed solo viola concerts in Canada and the United States, including recently in Toronto, and at Arts Riot in Burlington, Vermont. Elizabeth is the violist of the Vermont new music group TURNmusic and is also a member of the Northern Third Piano Quartet, Yellow Sky, Living Woods, and ARIOSO. As well, Elizabeth performs frequently in a duo with pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti. Since 2012 Elizabeth has been the principal violist of the Opera Company of Middlebury Orchestra.