Chamber Music by European and American Masters

October 3, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Union Church
133 Old Church Road
Claremont, NH 03743
Priceless! (by donation)
Melissa Richmond

West Claremont Center for the Arts presents Boston’s Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; and Mary Jane Rupert, harp) in a vivid concert of Chamber Music by European and American Masters. The esteemed trio, known for stellar musicianship and dramatic, engaging concerts, will perform Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Union Church, 133 Old Church Road, Claremont, New Hampshire. Donations welcome. For information: 802.738.0022.

There will also be afternoon masterclasses for local students, semi-professionals, and professionals with the musicians. Contact to sign up!

The centerpiece of the concert will be the magnificent Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy, celebrating the 100th anniversary of this landmark composition. Other selections will include the lush and thrilling Sonatine en Trio by Maurice Ravel, the delightful yet seldom-heard Suite Brêve by Ladislas de Rohozinski (active in Paris in the early twentieth century), and the evocative Trio des Trois II (1991) by the acclaimed American composer Bernadette Speech. Dr. Speech will attend the concert and will be available for audience questions following the performance.

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 Records, 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 Western Michigan University, MIT, and Wellesley College, where she taught harp for 20 years.  Violist Francis Grimes has performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Masterworks Chorale and other distinguished ensembles and regularly serves in the orchestras of the Colonial and Schubert Theatres. He has served on the faculties of Milton Academy, the All Newton Music School and the Community Music Center of Boston.

Bloom and 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. Email:

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