Tea for Two with the legendary duo Gemini – identical twins Julie and Valerie Rutter on piano, flute and recorder – offers a musical afternoon at St. Bartholomew’s Church, corner of Gibsons Way and North Road, on Saturday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m.
The concert will be followed by tea and refreshments (included in the $20 ticket price). Tickets are now available at Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall, the Sechelt Visitor Centre, and St. Bart’s Church.
Twins, particularly identical twins, seem to enjoy a special communication gene that transcends voice or words. The Rutter sisters, the multi-talented musicians who are Gemini, are no exception – transfixing audiences with their uncanny ability to synchronize effortlessly their passionate, sensitive and joyful performances.
Gemini’s well-crafted performances include works for piano four-hands, flute and piano, recorder and piano, as well as flute and recorder. With a repertoire that spans six centuries, from Renaissance to contemporary music, they interweave musical selections with informative notes and anecdotes.
British-born and now residents of the Sunshine Coast, the Rutters have enjoyed extensive performing careers in Europe and North America, including as featured soloists with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and the Victoria and Edmonton Symphonies. Their first CD, Dances for Duo, was nominated for Best Classical Album in the West Coast Music Awards and their music is often featured on CBC radio.
Tea for Two with Gemini will showcase these two extraordinary musicians in the excellent acoustics of St. Bart’s church, and promises to be a memorable afternoon.