Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Classical Guitar Concert

Classical Guitar Concert at the Lane Memorial Library -- April 3, 2006

To celebrate our 125th anniversary and kick off National Library Week, the Lane Memorial Library presents a free concert on the evening of Monday, April 3rd. Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will bring his varied repertoire to the downstairs Lane Room for an evening of enchantment and musical delight. A recording artist with Centaur Records and native of Atlanta, GA, Fletcher began studying guitar at age 9, giving his first concert at 15. He has studied under many world-renowned masters, including Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, David Leisner, and Pepe Romero.

Recognized by critics for his “bold interpretive imagination”, his “impressive command of the considerable dynamic range possible with just one guitar”, and a musical style that is “uniformly effortless and occasionally breathtaking”, Fletcher will perform the music of J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel, Francisco Tarrega, Louis Couperin, Erik Satie, and Fernando Sor. As Fletcher notes, “I like to include pieces I love, that have a nice flow and show off tonal colors and various aspects of the guitar, and showcase different emotions. There’s no real theme to speak of, just a nice flow and a lot of contrast.”

The concert will conclude with a performance of Carlo Domeniconi’s firey and intense “Koyunbaba.” According to Fletcher, “It’s very Eastern sounding; Domeniconi lived in Istanbul for many years, and it has become a favorite among audiences. It has power unlike anything I’ve ever played.”

What: An Evening of Classical Guitar, with guitarist Peter Fletcher
When: April 3, 2006
Where: 6:30 PM at the Lane Memorial Library, 2 Academy Ave,
Hampton, NH 03842
Admission: Free and open to the public
More info: Call (603) 926-3368. For more details on Peter Fletcher, go to


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