As a conductor Ketting has performed with various orchestras, performing his own compositions as well as works by other contemporary composers. One of his most successful works is Time machine (1972). It received performances during the ISCM Festival of 1974, and furthermore in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco, La Rochelle, Liverpool, Munich, Hannover, Vienna, Hong Kong and various places in The Netherlands. The Symphony for saxophones and orchestra was broadcasted by radio stations in 25 countries, and conducted by Ernest Bour in the Warsaw Autumn Festival. Ketting wrote three operas: Dummies (1974), O, gij, rhinoceros (O, thou rhinoceros) (1977) and Ithaka (1986), which premiered as opening performance of the new Amsterdam Opera House (Het Muziektheater) in September 1986. In October 1990 the composer himself conducted the première of the Symphony no.
3 (1990) with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In 1994 he completed a four-piece composition written for ensemble: De overtocht (The Passage, 1992), Het oponthoud (The Delay, 1993), De aankomst Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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