Musical Offering presents an intimate recital of music for baroque flute, cello, and harpsichord on July 27 at 4:30 at Manchester-by-the-Sea's beautiful Emmanuel Chapel. The program includes music by Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Geminiani, Georg Frideric Handel, François Couperin, Emanuel Bach and Johann Sebastian Bach and features the talents of flautist Joanna Marsden, cellist Colleen McGary-Smith, and harpsichordist Matthew Hall. A garden party will follow directly after the concert. Free will donation.
Joanna Marsden is a flautist specializing in historical instruments from Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has performed recently in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States “beautifully” (Luis Gago, Madrid) and “with notable rhetorical clarity” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Her favorite teachers include Wilbert Hazelzet (Royal Conservatory of the Hague) and Claire Guimond (Schulich School of Music of McGill University). She was the second prize winner of the 2012 National Flute Association’s Baroque Artist Competition in Las Vegas.
Colleen McGary-Smith enjoys an active and varied performance career on both modern and baroque cello as well as viola da gamba. She holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Boston University. She plays regularly with Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, L'Academie, Oriana Consort, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and many other freelance ensembles in the Boston area. Outside her busy music career, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys and competing in triathlons.
Matthew Hall performs frequently in and around Boston as a solo harpsichordist and organist. He collaborates with ensembles including Boston's Musical Offering, Sarasa, the Weckmann Project, Montréal's Ensemble 1729, and many others. He has been praised for his "lively and... adventurous playing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and "perfect elegance and control" (Arts First Review).