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Classical lute concert tonight | Kitsap Week

Bremerton master guitarist Craig Alden Dell will perform classical lute music from 1580 to 1620 on Sept. 21.  - Contributed
Bremerton master guitarist Craig Alden Dell will perform classical lute music from 1580 to 1620 on Sept. 21.
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BREMERTON — Master guitarist Craig Alden Dell will play hits from the ’80s — the 1580s, that is — in a concert of classical lute music today, 7 p.m., at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton.

Tickets are $18 and available at the door.

Dell will perform lute music from the years 1580 to 1620 on the 10-course guitar. A veteran of more than 50 years of guitar playing, Dell is a master of classical, flamenco and Impressionist guitar, as well as ethnic, folk and progressive styles.

He studied at the Tarrega School and is a graduate of the Escuela Razonada de la Guitarra at the University of Barcelona, taking instruction from Maestro Emilo Pujol and his assistant Hector Garcla.

Dell also studied with the flamenco masters Sarasate and Sabicas, and will perform at least one flamenco piece at this CVG show. He honed his classic skills in the tutelage of Christopher Parkening and received personal career guidance from Andres Segovia. In 1976, he won first place in the U.S. Invitational Guitar Competition.

Twice he has performed solo concerts in Carnegie Hall’s Weill auditorium in New York City, and also has been a soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony.  Dell has performed at Collective Visions and, with the Bremerton Symphony, performed the “Concerto de Aranjuez,” by composer Joachin Rodrigo, and the “Concierto del Sur” by Manuel Ponce.

Cosponsors of tonight’s concert: Dr. Ray Hedahl and Dr. Mariann Tonder, Poulsbo Eyecare Center.


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