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The duo 2 is coming to Dordt College

September 13, 2013

Praised for “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, and superb technical facility” (St. Andrews Performing Arts), the Boston-based duo “2” has performed together for 20 years, touring Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The group includes Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo) and Mary Jane Rupert (piano and harp).

On Thursday, September 26, “2” will perform in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

The program, Bach to the Future, will include Sonata in A Major BWV 1032 by J.S. Bach, Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland, Fantaisie Opus 124 by Camille Saint-Saens, and Butterfly Effects by Elizabeth Vercoe—an American composer hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the most inventive composers working in America today." Butterfly Effects was written for “2” and showcases the entire flute family with concert harp.

Bloom appears on 35 recordings on labels including SONY Classical, Dorian, and Leo Records. He is the winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. An active recitalist and chamber musician, Bloom has given lectures and master classes across the globe. Bloom holds an M.M. with distinction in flute performance from New England Conservatory and a B.A. in philosophy from Boston University.

Dr. Rupert, praised by the New York Times for exhibiting “real sensitivity,” has performed throughout the world, from Carnegie Recital Hall to Beijing Concert Hall. Her arrangements of the Nutcracker Suite for Flute and Harp and Flute and Piano are published by Noteworthy Sheet Music. Rupert is on the faculty of Boston College and Tufts University. She has a B.M. in piano from Oberlin College and an M.M. in piano, M.M in harp, and a D.M. in piano performance and music literature from Indiana University.

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