Boston’s Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom-Flute; Francis Grimes-Viola; Mary Jane Rupert-Harp) to Perform in Illinois and Iowa: Chamber Music by Debussy, Ravel and Others
Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; and Mary Jane Rupert, harp) will perform at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL on November 1, and at Grand View University in Des Moines on November 2. The esteemed trio will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. Also on the program: the lush and thrilling Sonatine en Trio by Maurice Ravel and the evocative Sunrise (2009) by Thea Musgrave.
Ensemble Aubade, touring out of Boston, will appear in Illinois and Iowa: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm, Morton Arboretum Chamber Music Series, Morton Arboretum, Arbor Room of Thornhill Education Center, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532, Information: 630-719-2430, and Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Grand View University’s Nielsen Concert Series, Speed Lyceum, 1200 Grand View Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316, Free admission, Information: 515-263-2958
Flutist Peter H. Bloom, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), concertizes in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia; is featured on 40 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo, other labels); serves on the faculty of Snow Pond Composers Workshop; is historical performance consultant to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts; and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. Mary Jane Rupert, harp, praised by The New York Times as exhibiting "indeed real sensitivity," has performed throughout the world from Carnegie Recital Hall to the Beijing Concert Hall. She has appeared as concert pianist and harpist with chamber ensembles, choral groups and orchestras across the United States. She serves on the faculties of Boston College and Tufts University and taught previously at MIT and Wellesley College, where she taught harp for 20 years. Violist Francis Grimes has performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Boston Ballet, Masterworks Chorale and other distinguished ensembles. He has served on the faculties of Milton Academy, the All Newton Music School and the Community Music Center of Boston.
Peter H. Bloom and Mary Jane Rupert, performing as the Duo “2”, have concertized in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and across the United States. They’ve been praised for “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, superb technical facility” (St. Andrews Performing Arts), and 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).
Ensemble Aubade is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Managing Director, Telephone 1-888-887-7169.
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