Classical Guitarist Jérôme Ducharme To Perform at UT Dallas Feb. 16
January 29, 2007
Classical guitarist and Canadian Jérôme Ducharme, winner of the 23rd annual Guitar Foundation of America Guitar Competition, will perform at The University of Texas at Dallas at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Ducharme also will teach a master class at the university on Feb. 15.
The concert will include Pavan Number 1 by Luis Milán, Sonata-Fantasia by Francisco Moreno-Torroba, Suite Opus41 by Jaques Hétu, Appalachian Summer by Matthew Dunne, Fantasia-Sonata, Opus22a by Juan Mañen and Tres Piezas Españolas by Joaquín Rodrigo.
Ducharme has studied under the guidance of André Morissette, Pierre Morin, Clément Canac Marquis, Jean Vallieres, Oscar Giglia and Stephan Schmidt. He was the featured performer on the Montreal Guitar Society’s inaugural and 2004 seasons and, in 2005, he performed with the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra on Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Don Pasquale.
Ducharme has received numerous prizes and recognition in international competitions. In 2000, he won first prize in the Festival-Concours de Lanaudière. He was awarded first prize in the Guitare-Lachine competition held in Montréal in 2003. He won third prize in a 2004 Guitar Foundation of America Guitar Competition and later that year he was awarded third prize and the audience prize in the Guitare-Antony Competition in France.
Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission and free at the door to UT Dallas students with valid identification. Ticket office hours for advance purchase are from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552.
The master class, which will take place in the Jonsson Performance Hall at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, is free. To participate, please contact UT Dallas’ Director of guitar studies Dr. Enric Madriguera at [email protected].
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ website at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.
About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls nearly 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.
Contact Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]