Baroque and Blue

Wednesday, August 9
7:30 p.m.

Photo by Allison Lee Isley


Dance Suite for Electric Guitar and Darbuka

Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio by Claude Bolling

Colin Allured, guitar; Bill Smith, darbuka; Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute; Federico Pivetta, piano; Matt Kendrick, bass; John Wilson, drums

Colin Allured is in touch with the composers of 300 years ago, and breathing new life into an archaic language of composition with the world’s most popular instrument, the electric guitar. Pioneering a “New Baroque” sound using the mathematical field of combinatorics, deep studies into the conventions of the baroque dance suite (the most popular form of instrumental music for 100 years in Europe) and creating a partnership with one of the world’s most versatile drums, the Middle Eastern darbuka. He has created a new work of classical music that is highly enjoyable for modern audiences.

A prodigy jazz pianist at the age of 14, Claude Bolling became the leader of a small group which won first place in the jazz polls of Europe for five consecutive years. He first recorded at the age of 18 and continued his music "underground" during the WWII, since Jazz was forbidden by the Nazis. He has written a series of compositions which juxtapose the classic and jazz idioms, the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano being one of them. In the Baroque era, a suite was an instrumental collection of dance movements. In the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, however, the term is used in its modern application, signifying an instrumental composition with a number of contrasting movements. The composition, originally written in 1973, is a suite of seven movements, written for a classical flute, and a jazz piano trio (piano, string bass, and drums).


$27 General Admission
$10 Ages 6-18


Piedmont Music Center

212 N Broad St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Colin Allured

Colin Allured is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter born in Louisiana. He moved to North Carolina to study classical guitar at UNCSA as a teeneager and made it his home. The last 30 years of his life in music have seen numerous awards in classical guitar, composition, performances with the New Orleans and Lake Charles Symphony Orchestras, 8 studio albums with various groups and a solo album, touring and teaching. He has studied with masters of Hindustani and West African musical traditions on the sarod and kamale ngoni.  His eclectic music is characterized by a soulful depth and its uplifting quality.

Debra Reuter-Pivetta

Flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player, and teacher.  A winner in the 1999 Concert Artists Guild Competition, she holds top prizes several international competitions. Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has performed as concerto soloist with many orchestras across the United States and Europe. She is a founding member of the critically acclaimed flute, viola, and harp trio, the Fire Pink Trio. The Trio released their debut CD, “Poetry in Motion”, in 2015 on the MSR Classics label. Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has recorded chamber works by Undine Smith Moore, William Banfield, and Anthony Kelley on the Albany label. She has recorded works by Böhm, Bozza, Saint-Saëns, Guiot and Burton with her husband, pianist Federico Pivetta. Their critically acclaimed CD has aired frequently on public radio stations across the country. Performance highlights for the Pivetta Duo include concerts in Chicago, New York City, Italy, and a 75 city nationwide tour. Debra Reuter-Pivetta is the principal flutist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at Salem College.

Federico Pivetta

Federico Pivetta is a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles. As an active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher, Mr. Pivetta has made numerous recital appearances with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter- Pivetta. Mr. Pivetta is an active freelance musician and also maintains a private teaching studio. Federico Pivetta earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the UNC School of the Arts, where his teachers included Eric Larsen, Anne Epperson and Barbara Lister-Sink.

Matt Kendrick

Bassist Matt Kendrick is an award-winning bassist, composer and recording artist from Winston-Salem. He studied European classical bass at the UNC School of the Arts and Jazz Improvisation with Jerry Coker at UT Knoxville. Matt Kendrick has appeared on bass with: The Marian McPartland Trio, Ernie Watts, Gene Bertoncini, Archie Shepp, Jaki Byard, Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), Craig Harris, Dick Hyman, and JoAnne Brackeen. He also won the North Carolina Jazz Composers Fellowship twice.

John Wilson

John Wilson has been exploring his love of music in bars, clubs, concert halls, dance studios and recording spaces for nearly thirty years. A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music, John has served as percussionist for a variety of organizations including cruise ships.