Ensemble Aubade Performance

Acclaimed Music Trio Coming to Benedictine College

Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ensemble AubadeThe nationally recognized trio, Ensemble Aubade, will perform at Benedictine College on Monday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium inside the St. John Paul II Student Center on the Atchison, Kan., campus. The trio is comprised of Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; and Mary Jane Rupert; harp and piano. They perform chamber music throughout the United States and have earned praise for their outstanding musicianship. Sponsored by the Benedictine College Convocation & Arts Committee, the concert is free and open to the public.

Known for their engaging concerts, Ensemble Aubade performs masterworks and rarely-heard treasures by European and American composers. The group has been acclaimed for “shimmering grace” (St. Lawrence University) and “rich interpretations and beautiful contrasts played sensitively and virtuosically” (West Claremont Center for the Arts). The trio, based in Boston, will make its Benedictine College debut with exuberant classical music by Mozart, Rameau, von Weber and others.

Bloom, flute, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), performs in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East. He is featured on 40 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo Records, other labels) and serves as historical performance consultant to The Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He is a faculty member of Snow Pond Composers Workshop and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. 

Grimes, viola, has performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Boston Ballet, Masterworks Chorale and other distinguished ensembles. He toured nationally with the Star Wars Orchestra and performed with choral groups in Italy, England and the Czech Republic. He completed his BM at Indiana University as a student of William Primrose.

Rupert, piano, was praised by The New York Times as exhibiting "real sensitivity." She has performed from Carnegie Recital Hall to the Beijing Concert Hall, appearing as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, choral groups and orchestras. She serves on the faculties of Boston College and Tufts University and taught previously at MIT, Wellesley College, and elsewhere.

Ensemble Aubade is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Director. More information can be found at www.americasmusicworks.com.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

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