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Ensemble Aubade to Perform at Bladen Community College


Bladen Community College and the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce an upcoming special concert event featuring “Ensemble Aubade” on Thursday, February 27 at 2pm in the college auditorium.  The event is free to the public and  light refreshments will be provided after the concert.

 Ensemble Aubade is based in Boston and performs across the United States.   Ensemble Aubade will perform exuberant chamber music spanning many styles and centuries.  Recent concert appearances include Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, The Master Arts Series of Knoxville, the Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky, Redeemer Concert Series (Atlanta), Brasstown Concert Association (NC), and others. The chamber music group has been hailed for “intensity, imagination, skill, and finesse” and their music has been called “dynamic, expressive, richly colored and affecting”.

The three musicians that make up the ensemble come from a deeply talented and diverse background.  Peter H. Bloom, flute, performs in North America, Europe and the Far East; is featured on 45 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo Records, other labels); Bloom  is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music; and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award.  His career spans chamber music from the Renaissance to the 21st century, and he is a noted jazz artist.

Francis Grimes, viola, has performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Masterworks Chorale, Sinfonova, Boston Ballet, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Harvard Chamber Orchestra, and other premier ensembles.  He toured nationally with the Star Wars Orchestra and performed with choral groups in tours of Italy, England and the Czech Republic.  He serves regularly in the orchestras of the Colonial and Schubert Theatres in Boston, and is a member of Copley Chamber Players.

Mary Jane Rupert, piano, praised by The New York Times as exhibiting “indeed real sensitivity,” has performed from Carnegie Recital Hall to the Beijing Concert Hall. She has appeared with chamber ensembles, choral groups and orchestras across the United States, including the Record Players, Musica Sacra, Cecilia Society, Masterworks Chorale, the Boston Philharmonic, the New Hampshire Symphony, Boston Classical Orchestra and New Philharmonia.

This program is part of Bladen Community College’s Humanities and Fine Art Series, which is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non- profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, contact Dr. Joyce Bahhouth at



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