Music of American Women Composers to be Performed by the Duo "2"--Peter H. Bloom, Flute and Alto Flute; Mary Jane Rupert, Piano

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The Boston-based duo “2” (Peter H. Bloom, flute and alto flute; Mary Jane Rupert, piano) will perform Music of American Women Composers, including rarely-heard works by Amy Beach, Marion Bauer, Katherine Hoover and Elizabeth Vercoe.

The Boston-based duo "2" (Peter H. Bloom, flute and alto flute; Mary Jane Rupert, piano) will perform Music of American Women Composers October 20 through 24, at 4 concert locations (WV, MD, PA, and OH). The concert will include the magnificent but seldom-heard Sonata in A Minor Opus 34 (1896) by Amy Beach, Marion Bauer's Sonata for Viola and Piano Opus 22 (transcribed for alto flute), "Masks" by Katherine Hoover (inspired by Native American and African American masks), and Elizabeth Vercoe's "Kleemation" (2003), inspired by drawings of Paul Klee.

The concert will be performed at 4 locations:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006 AT 7:00 PM

Salem International University, Brewsters All Faith Chapel, Off Hurley Boulevard, Salem, WV 26426

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2006 AT 4:00 PM

Evangelical Lutheran Church

35 East Church Street, Frederick, MD

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006 AT 7:30 PM

Elizabethtown College, Leffler Chapel

Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 AT 7:30 PM

Marietta College, McDonough Auditorium

215 Fifth Street, Marietta, OH

Hailed for their "beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages," Bloom and Rupert have performed together for over 15 years, appearing in venues across the country, with two CDs on the North Star Record label. They've been praised for their "music that can set the heart singing" (Better Homes & Gardens) and their "stellar concert...fine musicians in perfect harmony and with such mastery of their instruments" (The Bedford PA Gazette).

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