DATE: Sun, 17 Jul 2016
COST: $25 single / $69 three show mixed bag
Harps have been around for thousands of years. And through the ages have continued to play a fascinating role in the history of music. From the mediaeval troubadours to the courts of Renaissance Italy; from the nineteenth-century parlour to the modern orchestra; from the solo recital to contemporary music, you can find the harp at every step of the way.
Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harpists in contemporary and baroque repertoire, Marshall McGuire studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. He has commissioned and premiered more than 100 new works for harp, and has been a member of the ELISION ensemble since 1988.
In this recital, 400 years of harp music is explored, from the early Italian variations of Frescobaldi, through the outrageous exploits of Nicholas Bochsa, via the impressionistic ‘nymphs and shepherds’ music of Alphonse Hasselmans, to a brand new work written for Marshall in 2015.