Powell River Academy of Music


Julie Rutter, piano & flutes
Valerie-Anne Rutter, piano and recorders

Thursday, November 14, 2019| 7:30 PM | James Hall

Admission $20 - Students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher


Tickets are available:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604 485 9633
• and at the door 30 minutes before the concert

The Canadian Guitar Quartet
Twins seem to generate universal curiosity. Valerie and Julie Rutter, the multi-talented musicians who are Gemini, are no exception – transfixing audiences with their uncanny ability to synchronize so naturally. They have a reputation for passionate committed playing, for sensitive musical artistry, and for sharing their genuine love and joy of music-making with their audiences.

Gemini’s well-crafted performances include works for piano four-hands, flute and piano, recorder and piano, as well as flute and recorder. Their repertoire spans six centuries, from Renaissance to Contemporary music. They also provide their listeners with informative descriptions of the music and instruments, interwoven with amusing and entertaining anecdotes.

Val and Julie have enjoyed extensive performing careers in Europe and North America. Born and educated in England, the gifted twins received eight diplomas with first-class honours and distinction on their dual instruments, as well as numerous prizes as soloists and chamber musicians. They have given recitals in countless concert series and music festivals. Their first CD, ‘Dances for Duo’, was nominated for Best Classical Album in the West Coast Music Awards. Gemini are often heard on CBC radio and have been featured soloists with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the Victoria and Edmonton Symphonies.

The twin sisters feel very blessed to make the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada, their home where they are next-door neighbours, and both enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. 

Baroque to Broadway

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 
G.G. Handel
Canonic Sonata in B flat, Op. 5 
G. P. Telemann
Morning Mood Op .46, no.1 
E. Grieg
Norwegian Dance Op. 35, no2 
E. Grieg
   Piano for hands
J. Rutter
   Flute and piano
Jazz Waltz 
J. Rutter
   Flute and piano
Slavonic Dance Op. 72 no. 2 
A. Dvořák
Folk Medley 
   Flute and Soprano Recorder
Tea for Two 
V. Youmans
   Piano four hands
Rhapsody in Blue (an extract) 
G. Gershwin
   Piano four hands
Scarborough Fair 
   Alto recorder and piano
Wolseys Wilde 
W. Byrd
   Soprano recorder and piano
Waltz no. 15 in A major 
J. Brahms
   Piano four hands
Hungarian Dance no. 5 in F# minor 
J. Brahms
   Piano four hands
Mulberry Cottage 
W. Lloyd Webber
   Flute and piano
J. Rutter
   Flute and piano
I Could Have Danced All Night 
F. Loewe
   Piano four hands
The Sound of Moosick: A Tone Poem 
R. Rodgers/C. Wilson
   All Instrument combinations