By Robert Eddy
Saturday, May 30 — BRANDON — On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Central Vermont’s acclaimed chamber music ensemble performs at Brandon Music with varied music for piano, voice, and viola. At this spring concert, Arioso will perform music of Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach, Charles Ives, and Rebecca Clarke, plus two works by Vermont composers, the “Romance for viola and piano” by Jacob Morton-Black, and the “Cheese Songs,” a delightful and moving song cycle by Worcester composer, Michael Close. Highlighting new works by contemporary Vermont composers is the mission of Arioso.
The members of Arioso, all Vermont professional musicians, are: Elizabeth Reid, viola; Alison Cerutti, piano; and Linda Radtke, voice. The group was formed in 2008 and debuted in May 2009.
Concert tickets are $15. A Venue is BYOB. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. in Brandon, Vt. For more info, 802-247-4295 or www.brandon-music.net.