Summer Guitar Concerts

Here’s our list of summer guitar concerts:

May 13 – Bob Sutherby – Flamenco Guitar

May 20 – Sean Kemp – Electric Violin Improvisation

May 26 – Eugene Cormier – Classical Guitar

June 14 – Don Ross – New Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

June 23 – Stephen Fearing – Singer/Songwriter

All concerts start at 7:00.  Admission is $15 at the door.

Concerts are held in Potter Hall in the Kenneth Rowe Management Building (across from the Dalhousie Arts Centre) – 6100 University Avenue.

These concerts are quite informal and will also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions of the performer. Each performer also provides a commentary on what he is playing, his instruments, etc.

Douglas Reach – Guitar Section Coordinator

dReach_with_electric“Recital Exhilarating (headline) … a performer of impressive capabilities “
Winnipeg Free Press

“A gifted artist whose musical attributes inspire both pleasure and appreciation … considerable technical facility and musicianship was inherent in Reach’s playing … His Bach playing was glorious – spirited and full of grace”
Halifax Chronicle Herald

“Exciting and impressive … Mr. Reach’s playing displayed confidence and commitment to the music” – The Soundboard, California

Douglas-Reach-Bach-to-blues-CDDouglas Reach has performed across Canada and the United States as both soloist and in chamber music settings. As well as performing the standard repertoire, he is also known for his dynamic and committed performances of the contemporary repertoire. In this regard, Mr. Reach has premiered many new works and has also commissioned and had numerous pieces dedicated to him. His performances have been heard regularly on CBC radio and television

Douglas-Reach-cd-minniesessions3Recently Mr. Reach has being exploring alternative musical styles and as a result is featured on the Mini Sessions CD Vol.III with well-known Celtic musician Scott MacMillan. As well, the BachToBlues project (with guitarist Michael Scott) recently released their first CD, The Art of Guitar. This CD explores a number of musical styles from Baroque to contemporary classical to flamenco, country and blues.

Mr. Reach is also the author of the four volume video series Learning Classical Guitar which is distributed internationally by Mel Bay Publications.

douglas-reach_Learn-Classical-Guitar_vidWinner of numerous awards, Douglas Reach was a prize winner in the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Guitar competition. He has also been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Canada council, the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Aspen Music Festival.