Music at Noon: Dale Ketcheson, classical guitar

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 6:15am - Monday, September 21, 2009 - 7:15pm
Event Location: 
University Recital Hall (W570)
Dale Ketcheson, classical guitar
"An excellent musician and superb performer" (Ako Ito-Henri Dorigny Duo) Dale Ketcheson has performed throughout Western Canada and the North-Western United States. His performances include concerts for national and international festivals as well as radio and television appearances. His repertoire spans a wide range of styles from Renaissance to contemporary classical music and jazz. His programs are both thought-provoking and entertaining, and are always warmly received by his audiences. The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and Museaus chamber ensemble have featured Dale in chamber music and concertos including the Guiliani “Concerto” Op. 30, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”, and the world premiere of Dean G. Blair’s ‘Concerto for Guitar and Strings,” which was written for him. Most recently, he has performed Rodrigo’s “Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre” with the L.S.O. under the direction of Maestro Glenn Klassen. Always interested in new music, Dale has premiered several compositions written for him by Canadian composers Dean Blair, Stuart Grant, Alex Dea, and Andrew Staniland. Dale has taught in the Lethbridge area since 1964. His experience has put him in demand to conduct master-classes in major colleges and universities in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. He is also kept busy as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions throughout Alberta. He is a founding member and performer for the Northwest Guitar Festivals, which occur annually in different centres of the Northwest U.S. and Western Canadian Provinces. There are many charitable events to which Dale contributes his talents, including annual performances for Canadian Blood Services, Safety City and Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Dale’s other activities include the improvisational group “Carnival of Noise,” a World music group “Neda” and playing drum kit in the “Herb Hicks Jazz Group.” He is also busy accompanying singers and other instrumentalists. Once in a while, you may catch Dale at a local restaurant playing some “easy listening” music. Dale is an instructor and studio assistant for the University of Lethbridge Department of Music, where he initiated both the Conservatory and degree programs for guitar.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)

Free Admission