Crozet Library Hosts Its Inaugural Soiree

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by Lisa Goehler

The Crozet Library kicked off its new Crozet Soiree Series September 23 with the flute and cello music of Terre Voce. The Crozet-based duo of cellist Andrew Gabbert and flautist Elizabeth Brightbill played an eclectic program of music, from Brazilian Choro to Irish traditional, and included their interpretation of Pablo Casal’s signature piece, a Catalan folk song. The duo treated the enthusiastic audience to lyric and sometimes haunting arrangements, and each set of music was accompanied by interesting and informative introductions. The Crozet Library provided an intimate and informal venue for the complex and superb performances. This first program was a great success, and we hope to hear more from this local duo.

The Crozet Soiree series will present a variety of speakers monthly through March. The next presentation will be October 21, when Tamara Lacey, an interior designer, will discuss her philosophy for creating positive surroundings. This will be an interactive program, and Ms. Lacy said, “People should feel free to bring their design and decorating questions and ideas from home, bringing along paint chips, fabric swatches, pictures of their home or even floor plans.”