Manon Hutton-DeWys & Eva Gerard at the Southfield Church - The Berkshire Edge
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Manon Hutton-DeWys & Eva Gerard at the Southfield Church

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission is free.

Music at the Southfield Church continues its 8th spectacular season of extraordinary performances on Saturday, June 15th at 7:00 pm with Manon Hutton-DeWys – piano, and friend Eva Gerard – viola, bringing two remarkable 20th century sonatas for viola and piano: Dmitri Shostakovich’s final work, and a work by Rebecca Clarke, which premiered in 1919 at the Berkshire Music Festival in Pittsfield.

This third concert of our 8th season will begin at 7:00 pm, Saturday, June 15th at the 230-year-old Southfield Church, located at 234 Norfolk Road in the Southfield Village of New Marlborough. This quintessential New England meeting house with its 12-foot windows, seating for 130+, and handicap accessibility, possesses the most divine acoustics, perfect for a most intimate encounter with live music. Music lovers of all ages are welcome! Admission is free; a retiring collection will be taken at the door following each concert to support the artists. A reception on the lawn follows each concert, weather permitting.

The 8th Season of Music at the Southfield Church – a New Marlborough edition – features a line-up of immensely talented headliners, all who reside within the bucolic villages, woods and hills of New Marlborough.

Music at the Southfield Church is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New Marlborough Cultural Council.

Manon Hutton-DeWys has long been earning praise and recognition for her performances of classical and modern music. In Musical America, Christian Carey wrote: “Hutton-DeWys did an admirable job creating legato lyricism in a solo line that resides amidst a tremendously active accompaniment. Her sensitive dynamic shadings and subtle use of rubato demonstrated an artist possessing a great deal of promise.” Dr. Hutton-DeWys has performed in some of classical music’s best-known venues, including Weill and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall, and the Salle Cortot at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. She has also appeared at Symphony Space, Bargemusic, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Northeastern and Tufts Universities, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, home to radio station WNYC.

Dr. Hutton-DeWys holds degrees from the City University of New York Graduate Center, Mannes College of Music, Bard College, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Her research, for which she received a 2017 Elebash Research Grant, focuses on early twentieth-century American music. A native of New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley, Hutton-DeWys is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Professor of Applied Piano at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the Bard Academy. She formerly served on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory Preparatory Division, Lehman College, and Greenwich House Music School, and on the Executive Board of the Piano Teachers’ Congress of New York.

Eva Gerard, a highly sought-after violist, has played solo recitals in such celebrated venues as The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and Juilliard’s Paul Hall. As an orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Gerard has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall as principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra, BAM Café, Merkin Hall, MoMA’s Summergarden, Le Poisson Rouge, and Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre with Midori and Friends. She has also participated in such festivals as The Schleswig Holstein Orchestral Academy, Aspen Music Festival, The New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Juilliard’s Chamberfest. Ms. Gerard is on the faculty of The School for Strings and The Hudson River School of Music. She has studied with Junah Chung, Samuel Rhodes, and Masao Kawasaki. Chamber music coaches include such renowned musicians as Baruch Arnon, Peter Basquin, Nicholas Mann, and Michael Tree.

Eva completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School and her doctoral studies at the CUNY Graduate Center where she studied with Karen Ritscher and Junah Chung.


June 15
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Admission is free.
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Southfield Church
234 Norfolk Road
Southfield, MA, 01259 United States
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