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 Facebook, YouTube and the Composing Music page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/composersatwork/
Nocturne and Sunrise premiere ~ July 11th 2020 Commissioned by Schwabach Guitar Society (Saitenwirbel), it will be played by 5 of guitarists including Stefan Grasse and Bert Lipert. The performance will be at an open-air venue in Schwabach near Nuremberg, Germany, with the composer hoping to attend.