On March 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, the duo “2” (Peter H. Bloom, flute, alto flute and piccolo; Mary Jane Rupert, piano and harp) will perform new music by Elizabeth Vercoe, Pamela Marshall, Richard Nelson and Narong Prangcharoen. On March 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN, the duo "2" will perform Bach to the Future (including a J.S. Bach sonata, Beethoven's Adelaide with variations, the Saint Saens Fantaisie Opus 124 and Pamela Marshall's Zoa (2011) written for "2". On Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, SC, the Duo "2" will perform Chamber Music from the Old World and the New, including a J. S. Bach sonata, Aaron Copland's Duo (1971), Elizabeth Vercoe's Kleemation and Schubert's Theme and Variations Opus 160. This program will be repeated on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, MD.
On March 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm, Church of the Advent Library Concert Series in Boston will present Peter H. Bloom, flute, alto flute and baritone saxophone; and D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano, performing Vowels for alto flute and voice by Daniel Pinkham; Toward Myself by Matt Samolis (world premiere) for flute and voice, text by Leah Goldberg; and The Crystalline Ship by Karl Henning (world premiere) for voice and baritone saxophone, text by Leo Schulte. The Church of the Advent is located at 30 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA 02108-1098. Suggested donation: $10. Information:
The Duo “2” were called “the very best players playing at the height of their powers…able to communicate the inner depth and meaning, the imagination of the music.” ( Dr. David Tattersall, University of Canberra College of Music, Australia). They can be heard on the recent Navona Records CD Kleemation and Other Works by Elizabeth Vercoe (“outstanding in every respect, an artistic masterwork” – Dr. Laura G. Kafka, IAWM Journal).
Peter H. Bloom, flute, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), performs diverse chamber music from period-instrument concerts to premieres of new music. He is also a noted jazz artist. He concertizes in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; is featured on 40 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Newport Classic, Leo Records, and other labels); and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. He has given lectures, workshops and master classes across the globe on such wide-ranging topics as contemporary music, improvisation, historical performance, and exploratory jazz.
Mary Jane Rupert, piano and harp, has been acclaimed by The New York Times as exhibiting "indeed, real sensitivity."
A champion of new music, Peter H. Bloom collaborates extensively with composers and has given premieres of works by Richard Nelson, Mark Harvey, Elizabeth Vercoe, Peter Aldins, Richard Cornell, John Felice, Paul Brust, Narong Prangcharoen, Marianela Maduro, Len Detlor, Karl Henning, Pamela Marshall, Joseph Fear, Matt Samolis, David Owens, and others. Original compositions, including numerous works written for him, have been a vital part of his concert tours for more than three decades, across forty states and four continents. He has performed in festivals and series for adventurous music, including the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, the Autumn Uprising Festival of New Music, Todd Brunel’s Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music, the Ninth Ear Composers Collective, Composers in Red Sneakers, and Underground Composers, among others.
Mr. Bloom’s career in jazz encompasses free improvisation, jazz standards, blues, bebop and the avant-garde. He has appeared with Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Taylor Ho Bynum, Walter Thompson, Raj Mehta, Mark Harvey and other notables. A 37-year veteran with the internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (“a bracing walk on the wild side of the big band spectrum” JazzTimes), Bloom has performed at hundreds of venues and appears on eleven Aardvark CDs, including six discs on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading adventuresome music labels. With members of Aardvark, he recorded improvised music for the National Film Preservation Foundation’s DVD series Treasures from the American Film Archives, which The New York Times called “one of the best sets of the year.”
Mr. Bloom is a noted interpreter of early music, and has given period-instrument concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe, appearing chiefly with Ensemble Chaconne (28th season, praised for “vitality and character, style and verve” – MusicWeb International). He has served as historical performance consultant to The American Museum in Britain, The New-York Historical Society, The American Antiquarian Society and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (25 years), where he has given numerous lecture-demonstrations and recorded for the audio guide to historical woodwinds.
Mr. Bloom is a Board member of the James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition. His arrangements and compositions are published by Noteworthy Sheet Music. www.noteworthysheetmusic.com Peter H. Bloom is managed by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, director, telephone 617 776 8778 or email delamotte-amw@