Music At St. Paul's Artist Series Has 2 Concerts In March

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Mary Jane Rupert and Peter H. Bloom
Mary Jane Rupert and Peter H. Bloom

The Music at St. Paul’s Artist Series will feature two concerts in March.  Duo 2: Bach to the Future will be Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Cuarteto Quiroga will be Tuesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. 

Review for Duo 2: Bach to the Future: 

Peter H. Bloom on flutes and piccolo and Mary Jane Rupert on harp have performed together for 20 years, appearing in venues across the globe, with recent performances in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and the United States. Duo 2 has garnered consistent acclaim for creative programming  and compelling performances from the great works of the European masters to the stunning new pieces of today's composers. Bloom and Rupert are known especially as champions of American music. 

Dr. Rupert has given solo recitals from Carnegie Hall to Beijing Concert Hall and has appeared as a classical pianist and harpist, with symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States. She serves on the music faculties of Tufts University, Boston College and MIT. Dr. Rupert holds a BM in Piano from Oberlin College, and an MM in Piano, MM in Harp and DM in Piano Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University. 

The concert will feature the music of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Pamela Marshall. A reception follows in Key-Andrews Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  

Review for Cuarteto Quiroga:

Cuarteto Quiroga, the exciting young Spanish string quartet will give their Chattanooga debut at this concert. The Cuarteto Quiroga has established itself as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of its generation. The quartet has won international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its distinctive personality as well as its bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire. The group takes its name from the Galician violinist Manuel Quiroga, one of the most outstanding string players in Spanish music history together with Pau Casals and Pablo Sarasate. The concert will feature works by Haydn, early Schoenberg, and Brahms performed by this prize-winning quartet, the quartet-in-residence at Fundación Museo Cerralbo in Madrid. Visit their website:

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  A reception follows in Key-Andrews Hall.

Cuarteto Quiroga
Cuarteto Quiroga

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