Bach to the Future
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Praised for “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, superb technical facility” (St. Andrews Performing Arts), the Boston-based 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. The duo will perform at Dordt College, B.J. Haan Auditorium(498 4th Avenue NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250), on September 26 at 7:30 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. Peter Bloom's flute transcription for the Saint-Saens Fantaisie Opus 124 was recently published by CMA member Noteworthy Sheet Music.