PAC Faculty Showcase Presents Dave McLellan (Featuring Guest Peter Clemente on Guitar)
Join us at PAC MetroWest for the first in our Faculty Showcase performances, a part of the PAC Concert Series, celebrating Dave McLellan, featuring guest performer Peter Clemente! Come out and enjoy some of classical guitar’s greatest hits from around the world. Songs featured will include popular pieces that are often recognized from television, radio and more, featuring composers such as:
- Isaac Albeniz (Spain)
- Manuel de Falla (Spain)
- Leo Brouwer (Cuba)
- Lennon/McCartney (Brouwer)
- Heitor Villa Lobos (Brazil)
- Lennox Berkeley (Britain)
- Francois Couperin (France)
- Claude Debussy (France)
Here’s more about our fantastic artist!
Known as a soloist and collaborative chamber music guitarist, Dave McLellan has been performing in U.S., South America, Great Britain, and Europe since 1976. He has appeared in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Wigmore Hall (London). After setting aside the music career for one in software engineering in 1981, he lived a double life as programmer and concert guitarist with duo partner Neil Anderson. The Anderson-McLellan Duo gave numerous concerts throughout the 1980’s, including two concert tours of Great Britain, performing also for festivals in the US and South America. Winning the 1987 Concerts Atlantique competition, they appeared in Geneva, Switzerland. Their farewell performance in November, 1989 in Merkin Hall, New York, was a program of American duo guitar music, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Throughout his career, he has performed with various chamber ensembles and singers across New England, including in recent years the Serata Quartet and soprano Rebecca Grimes (with whom he participated in the Symphonic Relief for Haiti world-wide series of concerts to raise money for aid to earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010). The 2012-2013 season brought his collaboration with soprano Rebekah Alexander for the ‘This is My Letter to the World’ series of concerts, and with guitarist/composer Frank Wallace. Contralto Emily Marvosh (Handel & Haydn Society, Lorelei) is a regular collaborator. An early collaboration with guitarist Edward Flower resulted in two full length recordings of duo guitar music for Music Minus One. In January, 2019, he collaborated on a series of concerts called Heart on Fire – Music of the Americas with flutist Tracy Kraus.
Mr. McLellan served on the faculties of The Hartt School and the University of Connecticut, where he also performed regularly with Edward Flower. He currently is on the faculty of the Performing Arts Center – Metrowest in Framingham, MA, and in the Town of Harvard Artist in Residence program. He directed a Renaissance-to-Rock garage band of teenagers at the Memorial Congregational Church in Sudbury, while at the same time developing skills as a free-lance timpanist and percussionist. He continues to play timpani with orchestras in the Metrowest Boston area. He is the timpanist, publicist, and guitar soloist of the Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra, in residence at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
Mr. McLellan is a pathological philanthropist, committed to using music to change lives and help charitable causes. In 1998, he founded and continues to perform in Concert in Your Living Room, a service dedicated to helping non-profits raise funds. In 1996, he established the David S. and Margaret McLellan Endowment for Performance Outreach at The Hartt School. The foundation supports off campus performances by students who seek to reach out to the community at large. He also serves on the Hartt School Board of Trustees in Audience Development, where he created and curates the Hartt@Home program, another avenue for Hartt student professional development and audience outreach.
Contact Dave McLellan for booking any solo appearance or collaborative engagement, or for a charitable Concert in Your Living Room performance, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 978-500-2546. Visit and Like our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CIYLR. Mr. McLellan uses guitars built by Aaron Green of Groton, MA (http://www.aarongreenguitars.com/), and by Scott Reeves of Simsbury, CT.