Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist

Performing Arts
LaSalle Public Library
305 Marquette St. / LaSalle / IL / 61301
Laura Frizol
Oct 12, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Courtesy of: Peter Fletcher Peter Fletcher

Join the LaSalle Public Library on Saturday, October 12 at 1:30 PM for the return of classical guitarist, Peter Fletcher!

Fletcher will perform selections from his new CD, an all-Grieg album in which he himself wrote the guitar transcriptions.

Major works on the concert program  will include Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and the  Suite Compostelana by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou,  to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Fletcher will also perform music from Michael Praetorius’s Terpsichore;   Courante from the Third Cello Suite by Bach; the ever popular  Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega and Leyenda by  Isaac Albéniz;  and  a  Passacagli  by  Girolamo Frescobaldi.

Also on the program is Diary of a Camino   by the American composer Jeremy Gill.  He performed the world premiere of this work  last  April   at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.

The final work on the program will be  Fletcher’s transcription of Paganini’s dazzling Caprice no. 24.

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. From that time, he proceeded to learn from masters from all over the world. In 1995, he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Peter Fletcher's three recordings, The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital and Federico Mompou: Guitar Works, have received critical acclaim. In 2005 Centaur Records released Peter Fletcher plays Erik Satie, In 2007 Music of Four Centuries was released. His latest is Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar, and his near future includes an upcoming all-Grieg album.

In demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country, Mr. Fletcher has been invited to give recitals for many years. He made his New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, returned in 2008 and 2009, 2010, and 2013 to a completely sold out audience. Interests outside of music include reading, and cross-country running. He lives in New York City.

This program is made possible with funding from the Alwin C. Carus Trust.  It is free and open to the public.  For further questions or if you need special accommodations, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815.223.2341.