Thursday, March 14, 2019
Event Title: IMPETUOSO
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue #3, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2G5
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $25/$10 students (cash only) Reserve tickets at Purchase tickets in advance at Eventbrite
  • Genre: Strings (bowed)
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Elizabeth Reid, viola
Alison Cerutti, piano

Wednesday, March 14, 2019 7:30 PM
$25/$10 students (cash only)
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Rose Bolton From the Very Edge of the Flat Earth (2007)
Marjan Mozetich Baroque Diversions (1985)
David Jaeger Sonata for Viola and Piano (2018) PREMIERE
Rebecca Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)

Violist Elizabeth Reid and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti return to Toronto to perform Gallery 345 for the third time. The first half of this concert includes Canadian repertoire, including a new viola sonata composed in 2018 by David Jaeger, and the music of composer Rose Bolton.

The concert ends with the Rebecca Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano, one of the most beloved masterpieces of the 20th century viola literature.

This piece is celebrating its centennial in 2019.

The tempo of the first movement of this incredible work is Impetuoso, hence this concert’s title!

Violist Elizabeth Reid is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Her playing has been described as having a “deep and expressive sound” and a “natural musicality.” (Times Argus).

Elizabeth is the core violist of the innovative and dynamic Vermont new music group TURNmusic. She has a passionate interest in contemporary music, especially that of her native Canada and her adopted state of Vermont, USA. Elizabeth has been involved in numerous premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the United States. Notable highlights include works of Vermont composers, Erik Nielsen, Michael Close, Lydia Lowery Busler, Jacob Morton-Black, Jorge Martin, and Matthew LaRocca; and Canadian composers, Tawnie Olson and Derek Healey.

Recently Elizabeth performed a solo viola show at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont, including electronic works of American, Canadian, and Finnish composers. In November 2014 she performed a solo viola concert of contemporary American and Canadian works at Gallery 345 in Toronto to great success. She appeared as soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony in Vermont performing the Martinu Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra. In the summer of 2018 she appeared with Counterpoint Chorus as the soloist for Vaughan-Williams’ Flos Campi and in music of Janacek, Bloch, Tawnie Olson and Matthew LaRocca.

Elizabeth is principal violist of the Middlebury Opera Orchestra, as well as playing regularly with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Music-COMP. In Canada, Ms. Reid has played principal viola in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Banff Opera Orchestra.

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Elizabeth studied viola with Lorand Fenyves, Betty-Jean Hagen, and Ralph Aldrich at Western University; and with Rennie Regehr at the Glenn Gould Professional School at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Alison Bruce Cerutti has performed as 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 Counterpoint, TURNmusic for the 2015 production of A Fleeting Animal, Arioso, the Northern Third Piano Quartet, the Cerutti-Reid Duo, Veritas, and the Bruce Klavier Duo. She appeared as a soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Philharmonic, and the Norwich University Band Company. She has premiered works by Vermont composers Michael Close, Lydia Busler, Erik Nielsen, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, and Jacob Morton-Black, and she can be heard in the soundtrack of Bess O’Brien’s documentary “All of Me”. 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.