St Andrews New Music Ensemble ~ February 19th 2020 at 1pm Premiere of Farview, the second movement of McGuire's Kaleidoscope Suite. Specially written for the ensemble's double wind quintet in the concert at St Salvator's Chapel, University of St Andrews, Scotland, conducted by Bede Williams
American Trombone Workshop ~ March 6th 2020 McGuire's Trombone Concerto performed by John Kenny at this showcase trombone festival in Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia: John premiered it in 1992 with Glasgow Festival Strings & conductor James Durrant who commissioned it. Now published by Warwick Music
Cuillin Sound Quartet ~ March 15th 2020 at 7.30pm They include McGuire's Winds at Sea in their concert at the Parish Church, Church Street, Gatehouse of Fleet in south east Scotland
Passau Guitar Festival (Passau Saiten) ~ March 21st 2020 ~ POSTPONED due to pandemic Musicians from Camerata Taipei, join with festival guitarist, flautist and cellist to premiere a new version of Interlogue by McGuire (for guitar, cello, guzheng, pi'pa, flute and percussion). In Kloster Niedernburg, Passau (on the Danube, south east Bavaria, Germany)
Cello Concerto premiere ~ May 15th 2020 ~ POSTPONED due to pandemic McGuire's new Cello Concerto : premiere at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Broen Ensemble strings and soloist (TBA)
Cello Concerto second performance ~ May 16 2020 ~ POSTPONED due to pandemic The Loch Shiel Festival in the western highlands of Scotland presents the new Cello Concerto by Edward McGuire.
Euphoria internet broadcast ~ May 29th 2020 and onwards A performance by Red Note Ensemble from their award-winning CD on Delphian Records on their YouTube channel and Facebook. Composer Edward McGuire introduces it, playing the theme on his flute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQE6i6VnhDI&t=250s
Three Comic Sketches internet premiere ~ June 7th and onwards Calum Robertson performs all 4 parts of this new piece for bass clarinets, commissioned by Jane Forder (nee Staunton) of Caversham. Broadcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT8tVv76sn39eN6x6rbYn_DS_6n3kaPvP ~ Score and parts available from http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/lab/?product=edward-mcguire-three-comic-sketches-download%2F&...
Nuremberg performances ~ July 10th & 11th 2020 Eddie McGuire attended Stefan Grasse's recital in the Renaissance-Saal at Burg Rabenstein to hear performances of his Homage to Rodrigo, Slip Jig Blues and Suite from Peter Pan the Ballet (which he played on solo flute) on July 10th. On the 11th Nuremberg Guitar Society (Saitenwirbel)'s open-air concert organised by Stefan Grasse included the same works. It was the first public concert to be held in Nuremberg since the coronavirus lockdown began in March. McGuire has been commissioned by the Society to compose a piece for 5 guitars and he has completed Nocturne and Sunrise which will be premiered by their ensemble including (Stefan Grasse and Bert Lipert) in 2021. The concerts were supported by the offices of the twin cities, Glasgow and Nuremberg.
Scottish Arts Club premieres ~ August 21, 2020 and onwards
Filmed for viewing on You Tube, McGuire's Storm Warning will be premiered during this concert. Commissioned by violinist Hector Scott) who will be joined by Shinobu Scott clarinet, Mark Bailey cello and narrator Taylor Wilson), the text is by the composer. The concert also has premieres by Margaret McAllister and music by John McLeod and Florence Price. See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clubfest-2020-by-the-scottish-arts-club-tickets-115039524314
Glasgow Barons and The Whistlebinkies in Govan ~ October 8th 2020 at 7pm
Widely believed to be the first symphonic work for folk group and orchestra, McGuire's Riverside (commissioned by the SCO in 1990) will be performed again in the Pierce Institute in Govan, Glasgow, by these two ensembles in a concert conducted by Paul MacAlindin. For more see https://www.glasgowbarons.com/