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Classical guitarist to play at library
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World-renowned classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will be performing at Magness Library on Saturday, Sept. 20. Tickets are $25 and are now on sale.
This is Fletcher’s second performance at the library, with the first being March 25 of last year. Library director Brad Walker says Fletcher’s return is a must-see event.
“Peter Fletcher was wonderful,” said Walker. “People loved him last year. He came in the spring. Right after he was here, he played at Carnegie Hall. He’s amazing. It doesn’t matter what your musical tastes are, you will enjoy it. If you have never seen live musical performers playing music before, you should come to this concert. It’s amazing to watch.”
Fletcher began guitar study at age 7 under classical guitar instructor John Sutherland. In 1980, classical guitarist José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week-long master class in Atlanta. Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi.
In 1983, Fletcher made his formal debut at the age of 15 under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina.
In demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country, Fletcher has been invited to give recitals at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall, St. Philip Cathedral in Atlanta, Ga., and Furman University in Greenville, S.C., among others.
He has performed several times in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and will perforam there again in April.
Fletcher’s three early recordings, “The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital” and “Federico Mompou: Guitar Works” have received critical acclaim. His current release, “Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar” was released in October on the Tower Hill Recordings label.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Magness Library. Light refreshments will be served. The concert is part of a nationwide tour, under the auspices of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, to promote Fletcher’s new Edvard Grieg CD, released in February by Centaur Records.