Events

INTER-METZ-O: a duo recital on L-O-V-E

Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30pm – Unitarian Church of Montpelier

Cameron and Allison Steinmetz
Alison Bruce Cerruti, piano

FREE admission at the door. Donations accepted.

Newlyweds Cameron and Allison Steinmetz employ their vocal artistry in classical, musical theater, jazz, and contemporary music. They have shared the stages of Vermont for over six years both as concert soloists and singer-actors with The Opera Company of Middlebury, the Opera Theatre of Weston, Lost Nation Theater, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival, the Rutland Area Chorus, the Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium, Counterpoint Chorus, and more. Most recently, they delighted audiences with their sweet, genuine rendition of The Fantasticks as young lovers Matt and Luisa and performed together in Barn Opera’s inaugural production of Madama Butterfly. They were brought together through music and are pleased to be sharing their love of music – and of each other – with the Montpelier concert-goers’ community and Monteverdi Music School.

Cameron, tenor, studied at Green Mountain College and Castleton State College and has experience in stage management, composition, and arts administration, and is a proficient pianist, organist, and tribal percussionist. He is the Executive Director of the Monteverdi Music School in Montpelier. He has performed leading roles in contemporary and classic musical theater productions, has appeared as an ensemble member with some of Vermont’s most prestigious opera companies and choruses, and as a concert soloist throughout the state. Cameron is also a member of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s educational quartet, Ah! Cappella, with whom he travels to the farthest corners of Vermont, bringing music and education to elementary school students.

Allison, soprano, received her M.M. From the University of Montreal and her B.M. From the Crane School of Music. Described as “feisty and funny” on stage, and with a “brilliant, nuanced, and lyrically expressive” (Times Argus) soprano voice, Allison is known to excel in all vocal genres she pursues. She has a keen interest in contemporary music and has enjoyed premiering operatic roles in both the US and Canada, as well as playing leading roles in musical theater and opera productions in Vermont and beyond. Allison is a highly sought after concert soloist, performing frequently in both classical and contemporary masterworks that span the soprano repertoire, and she has appeared with many of the prominent ensembles, opera companies, and theaters of Vermont. www.allisondevery.com

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 CounterpointTURNmusic for the 2015 production of A Fleeting AnimalArioso, the Northern Third Piano Quartet, the Cerutti-Reid Duo (most recently in Toronto at Gallery 345 in November of 2016), Veritas, and the Bruce Klavier Duo; and she appeared as a soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra and the Vermont Philharmonic. 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.