Music at the Library: Classical Guitar Sounds of Four Centuries
Name: Music at the Library: Classical Guitar Sounds of Four Centuries
Date: November 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MST
A beautiful hour of classical guitar music will be performed by Peter Fletcher, New York and Detroit, on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Basalt Library, 5:30 PM. Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. In 1980 maestro José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long Master Class in Atlanta, GA. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi. In December, 1983, he made his formal debut under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Wrote the critic of The Cherokee Scout, “He has technical facility but what one remembers about his playing is the nuances, the poetical phrasing, dynamic and tonal changes, his harmonics, his cadences.” Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the Christopher Parkening Master Class in 1988, he was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). In 1990, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition, and in 1995 he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award. In demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country, Fletcher's appearances include concerts in George Eastman House in Rochester, NY; St. Philip Cathedral in Atalanta; Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and many others. He made his New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, and returned 2008, 2009, and 2010 to a completely sold-out house.