Acclaimed for virtuosity and versatility, the Duo “2” (Peter H. Bloom, flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo; Mary Jane Rupert, piano and harp) have performed together for 20 years, touring Asia, Australia, New Zealand and across the United States. Based in Boston, “2” performs masterworks by European and American composers, and premieres of new music in Bangkok, Auckland, Canberra, and other cultural centers in the U.S. and abroad. Peter H. Bloom, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), tours North America, Europe and the Far East and can be heard on 35 CDs. Mary Jane Rupert, praised by The New York Times as exhibiting “indeed, real sensitivity,” has given solo recitals from Carnegie Hall to Beijing Concert Hall and has appeared with symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States.
The duo will perform at Carleton College Concert Hall on September 27 at 8:00 pm. The program, Bach to the Future, will include Sonata in A Major BWV 1032 by J.S. Bach, Duo for Flute and Piano (1971) by Aaron Copland, Fantaisie Opus 124 by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Butterfly Effects by American composer Elizabeth Vercoe, hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the most inventive composers working in America today.” Butterfly Effects was written for “2” and received its world premiere during their 2009 tour of Thailand. The piece showcases the entire flute family (concert flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo for one player) with concert harp.