Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher to present concert Monday

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher to present concert Monday

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PETER FLETCHER

Renowned classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform Monday in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG -- Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will present a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Harrisburg District Library.

This will be Fletcher’s fifth appearance in Harrisburg, and there will be no charge for the concert.

Fletcher lives in New York City but travels extensively, performing more than 100 concerts a year. He has given five programs in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and will return there in April. In addition to live performances, he frequently appears on radio and television.

His recordings include "The Art of Classical Guitar," "Fedrico Mampou: Guitar Works," "Peter Fletcher Plays Erik Satie" and an all-Grieg album for which he wrote the guitar transcriptions.

Because the repertoire for classical guitar is relatively small, Fletcher says he wants to carry on Andres Segovia’s tradition of expanding the repertoire by transcribing music from other instruments, particularly the piano. He also likes to commission new music.

A native of Atlanta, Fletcher began studying guitar at age seven. He made his formal debut at 15. He holds a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, from which he has twice received the graduate award.

The program Monday will include Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” and Prelude in C minor and Fugue in G minor; the traditional Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts”; four pieces by Grieg; “Fandango” by Rodrigo; he will end with “Caprice No. 24” by Paganini, which he transcribed for guitar.

-- The Southern

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