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
Three Donne Lyrics online premiere ~ September 3rd 2020 9pm and onwards
Modern science was born amidst the Thirty Years War, a catastrophic conflict that flared up 400 years ago
when an invasion of Bohemia ended the King and Queen’s rule after just one winter. The Winter Queen was Elizabeth Stewart, granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, and the war affected the lives of many people – among them Kepler, Galileo and the poet John Donne. Howie Firth tells the story, interwoven with the online premiere of a setting of Three Donne Lyrics by composer Edward McGuire, sung by the Choir of Paisley Abbey with bass flautist Ewan Robertson.
Folk Memories in Autumn in outdoor concert ~ September 6th 2020 at 3pm TAIKA (Sophie Rocks, harp, and Meera Maharaj, flute) will play this piece by McGuire in their concert at Partick Bowing & Community Club, 46 Partickhill Road Glasgow G11 5BY Tickets in advance via the Club website.
Morning Garden Concert ~ September 12th 11am McGuire's Folk Memories in Autumn and Celtic Knotwork will be played by Taika and other flautists: Weasdale Nurseries, Newbiggin-on-Lune CA17 4LX near Tebay (limited seating)
Taika on-line concert (YouTube) ~ from September 20th at 1pm Folk Memories in Autumn will again be played along with pieces by Ravel, Boulanger, Chris Stout & Villa Lobos at Sharpe Craft's Barn, Todmorden, West Yorkshire See YouTube: https://youtu.be/ABOF0hp2kqk
Glasgow Barons and The Whistlebinkies in Govan ~ October online (YouTube)
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/