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Celebrating Marshall McGuire’s Birthday
- Date: Friday, 15 May 2015, 6pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $20 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Melbourne-based harpist Marshall McGuire is one of Australia’s most versatile, busiest and most charming musicians, appearing regularly around the country in contexts as diverse as early music bands, contemporary classical ensembles and in the soloist’s seat with orchestras. His infectious bonhomie and spectacular technique have endeared him to music lovers everywhere. Marshall recently celebrated his 50th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a musical soiree. Marshall and his guests share a few of his favourite pieces old and new, some composed especially for him by luminary Australian composers.
Performers: Marshall McGuire; Flinders Quartet; Ben Opie, oboe; Genevieve Lacey, recorders; Paula Rae, flute; Andrew Gordon Boyle, clarinet; Liane Keegan, mezzo soprano
Featured non-Australian music: Ravel - Introduction and Allegro; Birtwistle - 26 Orpheus Elegies
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Featured Australian Works
|Arafura dances (quintets: harp, 2 violins, viola, cello) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Marshall McGuire and Flinders Quartet
|Ascend our mechanical harp played by the wind : harp solo by Elliott Gyger — World premiere|
|As long as you learn one thing every day : harp solo by Paul Dean — World premiere|
|Birthday of my life (duos including recorder) by Andrew Ford|
— performed by Marshall McGuire and Genevieve Lacey
|Distraction II : harp solo by James Ledger — World premiere|
|Rug music : harp solo by Liza Lim — World premiere|
— performed by Marshall McGuire
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