Mackle Shaw Duo: Music for Harp & Percussion

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  • Date: April 13, 2024 Sat
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Hough Concert Hall
  • Tickets: $12-$40

$40, $25, $15.
Groups of 10+: $35, $20, $12.

Student/Educator Rush tickets available for $10 CASH ONLY beginning 1 hour prior to showtime at the box office window.

Doors open at 1pm for seating.

The Mackle Shaw Duo will present an evening of music for harp and percussion, including a premiere work by composer Mattea Williams, a commission which was made possible by a grant from The Palladium Theater. Prepare to be dazzled by the spectrum of colors and sounds of harp collaborating with instruments including marimba, vibraphone, steel pan, Tibetan bowls, wind chimes, gongs, and even wine glasses! Multiple works on the program were commissioned by the Mackle Shaw Duo, and they have personally transcribed several pieces on the program for harp and percussion, as well.

Mackle Shaw Duo


The Mackle Shaw Duo is comprised of harpist Anna Kate Mackle and percussionist John Shaw. Principal players and soloists with The Florida Orchestra for over two decades, Mackle and Shaw founded the Mackle Shaw Duo in order to pursue their passion for commissioning and performing chamber music for harp and percussion. Since 2018 they have commissioned and premiered four new works: Labyrinth of Light for harp and marimba by Nathan Daughtrey, Virgo Waves for toy piano and electronics by The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker, Humoresque Hurricane – Concerto for Harp and Percussion by Daniel Black, and Wand’ring Fire for percussion and harp by Tampa Bay native Michael Ippolito. In addition to performing with The Florida Orchestra, Mackle and Shaw also teach at St. Petersburg College and are principal players and faculty members at Eastern Music Festival, a national summer music festival for high school and college students in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Presented by The Palladium at SPC.

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