WINTER HARBOR — The Winter Harbor Music Festival’s artistic director and founder, Deirdre McArdle, and Executive Director Deiran Manning invite the public for an evening of music for flute, piano and voice at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Hammond Hall.
The concert also will be livestreamed for people who prefer to stay at home.
The concert’s program will feature works by Poulenc and Dutilleux. In honor of Black History Month, a little known work of Joseph Bologne, “Chevalier de St. George,” will be performed. Trained in Paris during the French Revolution, Bologne is hailed today as the first classical composer of African descent. In addition to being a decorated military officer, Bologne’s works were very popular in his lifetime and his operas were performed at established venues such as the Paris Opera.
An avid chamber music player, Deirdre McArdle has had notable performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hailed as “a virtuosic flutist” by Tim Page of the New York Times, she has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Bowdoin College and performed to critical acclaim in solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the South Bank Centre in London.
Pianist Deiran Manning has given performances across the United States, Ireland, England, France and Italy at notable venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the New York City Mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion. He is currently on the faculty at Husson University and the University of Maine School of Performing Arts.
To attend the concert in person or remotely, reservations can be made at www.winterharbormusicfestival.org/events.