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"...the composer couldn't have asked for more than Reid's intimate and beautifully expressive performance"
- James Lowe, Times Argus review, June 22, 2015

Canadian-American violist, arranger, and composer, Elizabeth Reid is an active performer in the Vermont classical scene, performing with many orchestral and chamber groups, as well as performing solo viola concerts in Canada and in the United States. 

Elizabeth has a strong interest in contemporary music and is always looking to play new works for viola. She welcomes composers to contact her with project ideas. 

 

REINVENTIONS: A MODERN VIOLA RECITAL – ELIZABETH REID WITH STEPHANIE CHUA 

Acoustic and Electronic Music of Mozetich, Blair, O’Hallisey, Sherlock, Doolittle, Beecroft, Jaeger, Barone, and Banks 

Elizabeth Reid, viola 

With Stephanie Chua, harmonium 

Violist Elizabeth Reid is receiving increasing acclaim as a strong and exciting performer of contemporary music, both in Canada and the United States. She has always been passionately interested in exploring and performing the multi-faceted viola repertoire, seamlessly blending between acoustic and electronics genres. Reid brings stylistic open-mindedness to a reimagined and modern viola recital at 918 Bathurst. 

This recital will showcase three different experiences, highlighting Canadian and American viola repertoire beginning with unaccompanied acoustic viola music, including  Marjan Mozetich’s Survival, Elisabeth Blair’s “Curfew”, and Danielle O’Hallisey’s “Study for Solo Viola (with Innocence).” 

In the second half of the recital, there will be an eclectic set of viola and electronics repertoire: Emily Doolittle’s “Social Sounds from Whales at Night”, Norma Beecroft’s “Jeu III”, David Jaeger’s “Sarabande”, Chedo Barone’s “Prosthetic”, and Rusty Banks’ “Liquid Fire.” 

In between these two sets, Stephanie Chua will join Reid to perform Ontario composer John Mark Sherlock’s three-movement work for viola and harmonium, “Horses.” Chua is one of Canada’s leading pianists specializing in contemporary music 

Every piece on this program has been selected due to personal significance for Reid. They signify a start to a new musical and career direction for her, a reinvention.

PERFORMANCE  

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 7:30 P.M.  

918 Bathurst  

Toronto, ON  

Tickets at Door: $25 General, $15 Students  

To buy admission tickets in advance, please visit http://www.elizabethreidviolist.com  

(Students, please use discount code STUDENTREINVENTIONS.) 

MAY 26, 2019 3PM: A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO WRITER LARS NIELSEN  

Readings of the poetry of the late Lars Nielsen and three performances: his short play, "The Aspirants," performed by The Valley Players; and two works on which he and his brother, composer Erik Nielsen, collaborated. Donations will go to the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund at Norwich University.  

On Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, Vermont, there will be a celebration of the late Lars Nielsen’s writings. There will be readings of his poetry and three performances: one of his short plays, The Aspirants, performed by The Valley Players; and two works on which he and his brother, composer Erik Nielsen, collaborated. The first is The Falling of Trees for baritone and piano quartet and features baritone Thomas Beard (seen in central Vermont in A Fleeting Animal in 2015) and the Northern Third Quartet. The second is the premiere of A Psalm for a New Year for chorus and solo viola, with a hand-picked chamber chorus led by Jessica Pierpont with Elizabeth Reid, viola. In both works, Lars wrote the text and Erik wrote the music.  

The event is open to the public and admission is free, but donations are welcome. All donations will go to the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund at Norwich University.

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/erik-nielsen-to-present-musical-celebration-of-late-brother-lars/Content?oid=27544030

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REINVENTIONS: A Modern Viola Recital

918 Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario

Acoustic and Electronic Music of Mozetich, Blair, O’Hallisey, Sherlock, Doolittle, Beecroft, Jaeger, Barone, and Banks

Elizabeth Reid, viola With Stephanie Chua, harmonium

This recital will showcase three different experiences, highlighting Canadian and American viola repertoire beginning with unaccompanied acoustic viola music, including Marjan Mozetich’s Survival, Elisabeth Blair’s “Curfew”, and Danielle O’Hallisey’s “Study for Solo Viola (with Innocence).”

In the second half of the recital, there will be an eclectic set of viola and electronics repertoire: Emily Doolittle’s “Social Sounds from Whales at Night”, Norma Beecroft’s “Jeu III”, David Jaeger’s “Sarabande”, Chedo Barone’s “Prosthetic”, and Rusty Banks’ “Liquid Fire.”

In between these two sets, Stephanie Chua will join Reid to perform Ontario composer John Mark Sherlock’s three-movement work for viola and harmonium, “Horses.” Chua is one of Canada’s leading pianists specializing in contemporary music

Tickets at Door: $25 General, $15 Students

For advance tickets, please click button below to purchase. Student discount code: STUDENTREINVENTIONS

Jun15

New Music on the Point: http://www.scragmountainmusic.org/sounds-of-the-earth.html

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Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT

The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. The afternoon will include live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks & more! Featuring performances by the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, Jan Williams (percussion), Robert Black (bass), Eve Beglarian (composer), and participants of the New Music On The Point Festival. Adams will be present at the festival to introduce some of his music. http://www.scragmountainmusic.org/sounds-of-the-earth.html

May28

Elizabeth Reid Violist

May26

A Special Tribute to Lars Nielsen

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St., Montpelier, VT

Readings of the poetry of the late Lars Nielsen and three performances: his short play, "The Aspirants," performed by The Valley Players; and two works on which he and his brother, composer Erik Nielsen, collaborated. Donations will go to the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund at Norwich University.

On Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, Vermont, there will be a celebration of the late Lars Nielsen’s writings. There will be readings of his poetry and three performances: one of his short plays, The Aspirants, performed by The Valley Players; and two works on which he and his brother, composer Erik Nielsen, collaborated. The first is The Falling of Trees for baritone and piano quartet and features baritone Thomas Beard (seen in central Vermont in A Fleeting Animal in 2015) and the Northern Third Quartet. The second is the premiere of A Psalm for a New Year for chorus and solo viola, with a hand-picked chamber chorus led by Jessica Pierpont with Elizabeth Reid, viola. In both works, Lars wrote the text and Erik wrote the music.

The event is open to the public and admission is free, but donations are welcome. All donations will go to the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund at Norwich University.

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/erik-nielsen-to-present-musical-celebration-of-late-brother-lars/Content?oid=27544030

https://www.eriknielsenmusic.com/events/a-special-tribute-to-writer-lars-nielsen/

Apr20

TURNmusic @ Northern Vermont University New Music Symposium,

Northern Vermont University, Stearns Hall, Johnson, Vermont

TURNmusic once again proves to defy genre and stereotypes in classical music. The TURNquartet brings music from our current series collaboration with Matthew Evan Taylor, New Century | New Voices. This series exposes the music of women and minority composers. Composers included on this program are Jessie Montgomery, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Shelley Washington, and Caroline Shaw. In addition, we include music by Vermont composers Kyle Saulnier and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz.

www.turnmusic.org

Mar24

Burlington Chamber Orchestra

University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, VT

4:00 p.m. UVM Recital Hall Music Building, Southwick Campus Burlington, Vermont

Yutaka Kono, Conductor

Works of J.S. Bach and a new oboe concerto by Vermont Composer TL Read.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Thomas L. Read: Concerto for Oboe and Strings Samuel Adler: In the Spirit of Bach J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2

$30 Adults and $10 Students (with ID) Flynntix.org or call 802-86-FLYNN