Ensemble Aubade

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Thursday, Oct 12, 2017, 2:00 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA,

Ensemble Aubade, based in Boston, concertizes throughout the United States, winning praise for stellar musicianship and vibrant performances.

Peter H. Bloom, flute, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), performs with leading classical and jazz ensembles and tours extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.  He is featured on more than 40 recordings; serves on the faculty of the Snow Pond Composers Workshop; is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music; and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award.  He lectures in the U.S. and abroad on diverse topics from historical performance to new music and free improvisation.  He holds an MM with distinction in flute performance from New England Conservatory and a BA (philosophy) from Boston University.

Francis Grimes, viola, has performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Boston Ballet, Masterworks Chorale and other distinguished ensembles, and regularly serves in the orchestras of the Colonial and Schubert Theatres. He toured nationally with the Star Wars Orchestra and has performed with choral groups in tours of Italy, England and the Czech Republic.  He attended Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and completed his BM at Indiana University as a student of William Primrose.

Mary Jane Rupert, piano, praised by The New York Times as exhibiting “indeed real sensitivity,” has performed from Carnegie Recital Hall to Beijing Concert Hall. She has appeared 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, Wellesley, and elsewhere.  Dr. Rupert holds a BM in Piano from Oberlin College.  At Indiana University, she earned an MM in Piano, MM in Harp and DM in Piano Performance and Music Literature.  Sponsored by the Music Committee


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