Flutist Peter H. Bloom to perform chamber music, jazz, and live improvisation to animated films

Flutist Peter H. Bloom will perform diverse New England concerts, featuring gems from the French baroque, music-and-film collaborations, chamber music masterworks, music of Duke Ellington, and jazz standards with tap dance.
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SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Feb. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- Peter H. Bloom, known for his virtuosity and versatility, continues his New England concerts with repertoire ranging from French baroque masterpieces on historical instruments, to hits from the Great American Songbook with singers and tap dancers, to adventurous new music with the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, to spontaneous in-the-moment film scores for Kate Matson's latest cinematic creations.

On Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm, The Jean C. Wilson Concert Series will present Ensemble Chaconne (Peter H. Bloom, baroque flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lutes and early guitars) at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA.

On February 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Peter H. Bloom will perform at MIT Killian Hall in Cambridge, MA with FiLmprov, an ensemble of renowned improvisers who create spontaneous musical scores for the films of artist/animator Kate Matson.

On Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm, the Colby College Concert Series will present The Modernistics (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar; Dave Zox, double-bass; Pamela Powers, tap and vocals; and Ted Powers, tap, vocals, guitar and ukulele) in a show of Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook, to be held on the Colby College campus, Page Commons.  The toe-tapping show will include hits like Sunny Side of the Street, Bye Bye Blackbird, Paper Moon, Georgia on My Mind, and Lulu's Back in Town, plus sizzling bebop numbers by Dexter Gordon and Bud Powell.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm, the illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will continue its 46th season with premieres and recent works by founder and director Mark Harvey on MIT's main stage, Kresge Auditorium, 77 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA.  Peter H. Bloom has performed for more than 40 years in Aardvark's renowned woodwind section.

On April 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm, The Keighton Fund of Curry College will present Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; and Mary Jane Rupert, piano) performing vivid chamber music by C.P.E Bach, Carl Maria von Weber, and Robert Russell Bennett.

On April 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm, The Amherst Library Sunday Series will present the stellar jazz duo of Peter H. Bloom, flute, and John Funkhouser, piano, in  an exuberant show Celebrating Duke Ellington, at the Amherst Town Library, 14 Main Street, Amherst, NH 03031.     Free and open to the public.  For information:  603-673-2288.  Bloom and Funkhouser will mark the 120th birthday of the great Duke Ellington (born on April 29, 1899), with Take the A Train, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Caravan, In a Sentimental Mood, and other Ellingtonia including the lush ballad Chelsea Bridge by Ellington's longtime composing partner Billy Strayhorn.

Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo) concertizes in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; is featured on 45 recordings; and has given workshops, master classes and lecture-demos across the globe.  He 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."

Read about Noteworthy Sheet Music here: https://www.noteworthysheetmusic.com/

Flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist/harpist Mary Jane Rupert, who tour the globe as The Duo "2", are featured on a new CD, Butterfly Effects and Other Works by Elizabeth Vercoe (Navona Records NV6196). Called "stunningly beautiful" (Cinemusical), the title track, "Butterfly Effects," is a suite of seven contrasting movements for C flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo and concert harp. The piece was written for "2" for premiere in Thailand and was later published by Noteworthy Sheet Music.

The CD also features Bloom and Rupert (on multiple flutes and piano) with mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato in the CD's second major suite, "This is my letter to the World," from poems by Emily Dickinson. Both of the magnificent suites showcase the musicians' close ensemble playing, technical mastery, and facility across multiple styles.  Elizabeth Vercoe, a prolific composer for mixed chamber ensembles, has been praised by The Washington Post as "one of the most inventive composers working in America today."

Peter H. Bloom appears on another new CD, Democratic Vistas (The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performing music by Mark Harvey, Leo Records),released in November 2018.  The disc has been praised for "unfettered exuberance" (JazzReviews.net) and called "fast moving, expansive, brilliant in color" (Uni Magazine, Czechoslovakia).

Rebecca DeLamotte, Americas Musicworks
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