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Renowned duo “2” (flutes, harp, piano) performs August 19, Saint-Gaudens Site, Cornish NH
Flutist Peter H. Bloom & pianist/harpist Mary Jane Rupert, who tour the globe as the duo “2”, will perform Bach to the Future, vivid chamber music by J.S. Bach, Saint-Saëns, Copland and Elizabeth Vercoe, a leading 21st century American composer.
Known for creative programming and dramatic flair, Bloom and Rupert have concertized in the United States, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
The August 19th program will include Sonata in E Flat Major, BWV 1031 by J.S. Bach, Fantaisie Opus 124 by Camille Saint-Saëns, piano solos by Horatio Parker (an American composer and teacher of Charles Ives), The Colorado Trail by Marcel Grandjany, Duo for Flute and Piano (1971) by Aaron Copland, and Elizabeth Vercoe’s Butterfly Effects, written for “2” and premiered during the duo’s 2009 tour of Thailand. Vercoe has been hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the most inventive composers working in America today.”
Butterfly Effects (2008) employs the entire flute family (concert flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo) with concert harp in seven brief contrasting movements, each one named for a butterfly, from the glittering Banded Blue Pierrot to the somber Mourningcloak to the sultry Common Jezebel to the Question Mark, depicted with percussive “beat-boxing”
Praised for “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, superb technical facility” (St. Andrews Performing Arts), Peter H. Bloom and Mary Jane Rupert (the duo “2”) have performed together for more than 20 years, appearing in venues across the globe. The duo’s 2011-2012 season included a five-week tour in New Zealand and Australia and performances in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeastern United States. Peter H. Bloom tours in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia; concertizes with leading chamber music and jazz ensembles; and appears on 35 CDs from labels including Sony Classical, Dorian, and Leo Records. The Boston Globe called his music “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength,” while Jazz Improv praised his "exquisite melody." He was a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. Mary Jane Rupert, praised by the New York Times as exhibiting "indeed real sensitivity,"
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