MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? On Saturday, Dec. 9, cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist Diana Fanning will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first concert together. At 8 p.m. in Mead Chapel, the duo will present an encore performance of the same program they played at Mead Chapel in December 1976. The program includes the pair’s favorite piano and cello works by Brahms, Debussy, Janácek, Fauré, Schumann and Davidoff. The concert is free and open to the public.

Since founding the duo, Davydov and Fanning have undertaken extensive concert tours throughout Europe - some of which were recorded for Radio Netherlands. Radio audiences throughout the northeastern United States and Canada have enjoyed their performances on “Morning Pro Musica” on WGBH Radio in Boston; on WNYC Radio in New York; and frequently on Vermont Public Radio. In April 2007, they will embark on their fifth European concert tour.

According to reviewer Jim Lowe of the Barre Montpelier Times-Argus, “The Davydov-Fanning Duo is one of our state’s treasures.” A reviewer for Haarlems Dagblad, a daily newspaper in Holland, said, “The duo offers instrumental virtuosity, noble lyricism and dancing rhythm. Both musicians play with flair, emotional power and total understanding.”

Mead Chapel is located on Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125). For more information, contact Liza Sacheli, marketing manager for the Middlebury College Center for the Arts, at 802-443-3169 or sacheli@middlebury.edu.