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Midday Concert @1:00pm with Deirdre McArdle, flute & Deiran Manning, piano

Mar 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLSWORTH – Deirdre McArdle, flute and Deiran Manning, piano will play a Midday Concert at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 26, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine.

This concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with help from the City of Ellsworth. The mother-son duo will perform works by Bach, Bonis and Gottschalk.

Daughter of Irish-American painter Patrick McArdle, flutist Deirdre McArdle is the founder of The Winter Harbor Music Festival, the former Executive Director of Harbor Music; The Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings, led by the late Edmund Battersby in Prospect Harbor for many memorable summers, the manager of the Orchestra of the 92nd Street Y and a board member of the New York Flute Club.

Noted music critic and author, Tim Page of the New York Times, considers her, “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually full and lustrous tone” and the London Cadenza Society has called her, “America’s answer to James Galway.” An avid chamber music player, Ms. McArdle has had notable performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has served on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music, her Alma Mater, and Bowdoin College.

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.

Originally a Maine native, Mr. Manning spent his formative years in New York City at LaGuardia High School, eventually earning his undergraduate and masters degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His notable teachers include pianists Edmund Battersby, Edward Auer, Karen Shaw, Jeffrey Swann and baritone Wolfgang Brendel.

As a singer, Mr. Manning has performed with various companies including IU Opera Theater and WHMF Opera. He regularly works as a vocal coach in the New York area due to his experience as both a pianist and singer. Mr. Manning has also worked at New York University an Adjunct Professor of Piano. Notable awards include; Stanza Governor’s Prize in Composition, LISSMA International Piano Competition, Children’s Foundation for the Arts, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and the Ira Gershwin award.

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public.


Mar 26, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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