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Dale Kavanagh Performs Classical Guitar at School of the Arts

Dale KavanaughFARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS • “Over the past decade, Canadian classical guitarist Dale Kavanagh has emerged as a vital force in contemporary guitar music,” according to Stephen Dick, writer for Acoustic Guitar. Referred to as both “a technical virtuoso and an insightful interpreter of contemporary guitar repertoire,” Dale Kavanagh performs for the Brookhaven College School of the Arts in the Student Services Center on March 11 at 8 p.m.

Born in Canada, Kavanagh earned her bachelor's degree in music from the Dalhousie University in Canada, and her Solisten Diplom at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel with Oscar Ghiglia in Switzerland. Between 1986 and 1988, Kavanagh was a top prize-winner in many international competitions such as the Gargnano Competition in Italy, Segovia Competition in Spain, Scandinavian Competition in Finland and Neuchatel Competition in Switzerland.

Kavanagh now performs internationally as a soloist and also in the Amadeus Guitar Duo with German guitarist Thomas Kirchhoff. She is a regular recitalist and teacher in guitar and music festivals in Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Thailand, and throughout Europe and the United States. She has given more than 700 concerts around the world.

Many composers have written works for Dale Kavanagh such as Carlo Domeniconi, Roland Dyens, Jaime M. Zenamon, Stephen Dodgson, Stephen Funk-Pearson, Bruce Shavers, Christian Jost and Harald Genzmer. Her 10 recordings for the Hänssler Classic label have received superlative reviews in international magazines including Acoustic Guitar, Fono-Forum, Hi-Fi-Vision, Gendai Guitar, Gitarre & Laute, La Cahir de la Guitare, Musikblatt, Soundboard Magazine and many others.

Pricing for tickets is $24 for general admission, $20 for senior adults or Dallas County Community College District employees and $15 for students. Tickets are available at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118.  Box Office hours are from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Brookhaven College School of the Arts is funded in part by a grant from the city of Carrollton. For information about the School of the Arts, contact Rodger Bennett, dean, at 972-860-4730.

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