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Duo 2 (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mary Jane Rupert, harp) Perform New Music, Portland ME and Boston MA
Flutist Peter H. Bloom and harpist Mary Jane Rupert, who have toured the globe as the duo "2", will perform new music by American composers Richard Nelson and Karl Henning in Portland, ME (April 15) and Boston, MA (April 17).
On Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm, the duo will perform Richard Nelson's Play of Light in the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival at the Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford Street Portland Maine 04103 USA. Information:
On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm, “2” will perform with composer/clarinetist Karl Henning at King’s Chapel, corner of Tremont and School Streets, Boston, MA 02111. Information:
In a collaboration spanning 20 years, flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist/harpist Mary Jane Rupert (the Duo “2”) have performed in venues across the globe, winning praise for “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, and superb technical facility” (St. Andrews Performing Arts). Their 2011-2012 season includes concerts in Australia, New Zealand, and the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo), whose playing has been called "a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength" (The Boston Globe), has performed from Boston to Bangkok and appears on more than 30 CDs from labels including SONY Classical, Dorian, Newport Classic, and Leo Records. Winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award, he tours with leading classical ensembles including Ensemble Chaconne, Olmsted Ensemble, and the New Mendelssohn Quintet Club, and he is a noted jazz artist, now in his 35th season with the internationally renowned Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Bloom serves as historical woodwind consultant for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where he has performed extensively;
Mary Jane Rupert (piano and harp), praised by the New York Times as exhibiting "indeed real sensitivity,"
Active as a classical and jazz composer, Richard Nelson has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Charles Ives Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. His compositions have been performed by Speculum Musicae, ALEA III, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra at venues including Piccolo Spoleto, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Indiana University, SUNY Buffalo, College Music Society National Convention in Savannah, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, his own Imaginary Ensemble, and others. Nelson studied composition at Indiana with Don Erb and at Columbia with Mario Davidovsky. He was Visiting Artist at the University of Cape Town in 2004. Dr. Nelson is Associate Professor of music and head of the Composition Concentration at the University of Maine at Augusta.
Karl Henning writes and plays music which no one else dare, in and near Boston. His music has been played and sung on three continents (North America, Europe and Australia). Karl has served at different times as Interim Choir Director and Composer-in-
The duo “2” is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Managing Director
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