Duncan Public Schools and Chisholm Trail Arts Council are partnering together to bring professional Flamenco guitarist, Ronald Radford, to area schools as part of an educational outreach for students. Radford will be visiting Duncan schools (Mark Twain, Woodrow Wilson, and Plato) during the week of Feb 13 – Feb 16th. A community concert will be held on Feb 15th @ 7:00pm.
Ronald Radford is known world-wide as the American master of the Flamenco guitar and has spent the last two summers jamming with the Gypsies in Spain and concertizing in Europe. He is a Tulsa native and graduate of Will Rogers High who began his career as a student of the legendary Flamenco guitarist Carlos Montoya and studied classical guitar with Andres Segovia.
He is the only individual ever to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Flamenco guitar and traveled thousands of miles in Spain studying the music of the Spanish Gypsies.
He has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington's Kennedy Center and at colleges and concert halls across the United States. His international tours have taken him to fifteen countries, from Australia to Switzerland and from Canada to Panama. He toured for the State Department as a musical ambassador in Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American countries.
His exciting CD, Viva Flamenco! and DVD Live Your Passion! are available world-wide and on his website at www.ronaldradford.com. He was born in California, grew up in Oklahoma, and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri where he continues his career as one of the most successful ambassadors of Flamenco music in the world.
Chisholm Trail Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. They are funded by Oklahoma Arts Council, McCasland Foundation, and through membership and business sponsors. This project is also funded by The ARTS Foundation, Tulsa OK and Oklahoma Arts Council Small Grant Support for Schools.