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Cellist Patrick McGuire and the Brooklyn Nomads

As a part of it’s ongoing concert series with The Julliard School of Music, The American Irish Historical Society is proud to present Cellist Patrick McGuire and the Brooklyn Nomads.

January 21, 2015
Doors open at 5:30pm, concert begins promptly at 6pm

Come and enjoy an hour- long performance of Middle Eastern music from Cellist Patrick McGuire and the Brooklyn Nomads. A reception will immediately follow the performance.

New York-based cellist Patrick McGuire is a citizen musician interested in the intersection of music and other disciplines. As a performer, he has worked with some of today’s most exciting composers and in 2011 gave the opening performance of Juilliard’s Focus! Festival with John Cage’s 59 1/2” for solo cello and the western-hemisphere premiere of Andrzej Krzanowsky’s Relief V for solo cello. While studying at Juilliard he performed actively with the New Juilliard Ensemble and Axiom, leading to performances at the Smithsonian Institute’s Freer Gallery and at Harvard University’s Paine Hall, as well as collaborations with composers Magnus Lindberg and Steve Reich. In addition to his pursuits in new music, Patrick also studied Baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai and performed with Juilliard’s Baroque ensemble Juilliard415 in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Music Before 1800 series at Corpus Christi Church.

In addition to being an active performer, Patrick also has a diverse background as a teaching artist, scholar, and administrator. His passion for community engagement began as a freshman at Juilliard when he co-founded the Arusha Arts Initiative, an organization that has continued to lead arts empowerment workshops in Tanzania since 2009. Currently faculty at Opportunity Music Project, he has also been a teaching fellow in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, led arts empowerment workshops in New Orleans and Tunisia, and a fellow of the Silk Road Project as part of their education program at a New York City public middle school.

Tickets $25
10% Discount for Individual Members
20% Discount for Sustaining Members
Free for Sponsors and Patrons with reservation

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