WINTER HARBOR — Join Winter Harbor Music Festival Artistic Director and founder, Deirdre McArdle and Executive Director Deiran Manning for an evening of music for flute and piano at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 at Hammond Hall. The program will feature works by Poulenc, Dutilleux and Bourdin. In honor of Black History Month a little known Sonata by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. George will be performed. Trained in Paris during the French Revolution, Joseph 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 Opera Garnier in Paris.
An avid chamber music player, Deirdre 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. In person reservations as well as streaming available at http://www.winterharbormusicfestival.org/events.