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Acclaimed flutist Peter H. Bloom to perform masterworks and jazz standards in Boston and beyond
Flutist Peter H. Bloom, who concertizes internationally, praised for virtuosity and versatility, will give a recital at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and will perform with leading chamber music and jazz ensembles in diverse Northeast venues.
On July 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm, The Modernistics will perform Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St, Plymouth, MA 02360. The group features the stellar singing and tap dancing team of Ted and Pamela Powers, with Peter H. Bloom, flute and Mark Leighton, guitar. Free admission.
On July 24, 2018 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm, the Peter H. Bloom Jazz Trio (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar; Dave Zox, double-bass)
On July 25, 2018 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm, the Bloom/Leighton Duo (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar) will perform chamber music by Franz Schubert, Mauro Giuliani, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jacques Ibert and others in the Bach's Lunch concert series, Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
On July 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm, The Modernistics will perform sizzling tap dance numbers and hit tunes by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and other master tunesmiths at the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155.
On July 31, 2018 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm, the Bloom/Leighton flute and guitar duo performs chamber music and jazz standards in the Post Office Square Concert Series, downtown Boston.
On August 6, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston will present a lecture-recital by Peter H. Bloom, showcasing 19th century flutes from the Museum's collection, particularly a Parisian example from about 1856, produced by the celebrated maker Vincent Hypolite Godfroy.
In September, Bloom will tour with Ensemble Chaconne performing Music of Shakespeare's Plays with mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec, appearing on September 13 at Misericordia University (Dallas PA), and on September 14 in the Music at Pine Street concert series in Harrisburg, PA, and on September 22 in Music at the Meeting House, First Church Glastonbury CT. Ensemble Chaconne's CD, Measure for Measure, The Music of Shakespeare's Plays has been called "a must have" (Alabama Public Radio), and is available at Noteworthy Sheet Music. https://www.noteworthysheetmusic.com/
Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo) concertizes in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; is featured on more than 40 recordings; and has given workshops, master classes and lecture-demos across the globe. He is a faculty member of the Snow Pond Composers Workshop; is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music; and is a winner of the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award. His career encompasses diverse chamber music from the Renaissance to the 21st century, as well as jazz standards, blues, bebop, free improvisation, and the avant-garde. The Boston Globe called his playing "a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength," while Jazz Improv hailed his "exquisite melody…the improvisations growing organically out of the theme" and ArtsFuse wrote, "His solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance."
An active recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Bloom tours with the Ensemble Aubade, the Duo "2" (with pianist/harpist Mary Jane Rupert), mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato, Ensemble Chaconne, and others, and has performed for Animusic Portugal (Braga), The National Gallery in London, New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, University of Canberra College of Music (Australia), Payap University in Chiang Mai, Goethe Institute in Bangkok, University of Canterbury in Christchurch NZ, Mahidol University (Salaya, Thailand), The National Gallery (Washington DC), The Metropolitan Museum, The Yale Center for British Art, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and at colleges and universities across the United States.
A champion of new music, Mr. Bloom collaborates extensively with composers and has given premieres of works by Richard Nelson, Edward Jacobs, Mark Harvey, Elizabeth Vercoe, Elliott Schwartz, Beth Wiemann, Adrian Childs, Richard Cornell, Karl Henning, Pamela Marshall, Narong Prangcharoen, Tim O'Dell, David Owens, Peter Aldins, Marianela Maduro, Len Detlor, 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.
Mr. Bloom is a noted interpreter of early music, and has given period-instrument concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe, appearing in solo recitals and with Ensemble Chaconne (founding member, 1985). The ensemble has been praised for "vitality and character, style and verve" (MusicWeb International)
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 40-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 with the band at hundreds of venues and appears on all of Aardvark's 15 CDs, including 9 discs on Leo Records, one of the world's leading adventuresome music labels.
Peter H. Bloom is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, director, telephone 617 776 8778 or email delamotte-amw at comcast dot net. http://www.americasmusicworks.com