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Deiran Manning and Deirdre McArdle | Piano and Flute | Classical
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$18.00
Daughter of Irish-American painter Patrick McArdle, Deirdre McArdle is the founder of The Winter Harbor Music Festival and served as the Executive Director of Harbor Music; The Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings, led by Edmund Battersby in Prospect Harbor for many memorable summers. Pulitzer Prize winning music critic and author, Tim Page of the New York Times, considers her “… a virtuosic flutist with an unusually full and lustrous tone.”
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’s Jacobs School of Music.
Sara Phillips is a music teacher to students in Pk-3rd grade. She has a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Maine and is currently working on her Masters Degree. Since 2019 she has worked on various projects with The Grand including playing the role of Amanda in the 2019 production of A Musical Christmas Carol as well as directed the Youth Summer Intensive for the past three summers. She most recently played Edith in The Pirates of Penzance with The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine and the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2022 production of A Musical Christmas Carol at The Grand. When she’s not teaching or performing you will find Sara spending quality time with her family. Sara dedicates all her performances to the memory of her cousin Chase Fossett.