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Sandi Lee
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Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3742
slee@bham.lib.al.us

BPL@Night to Feature a Performance Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist, in the Central Library’s Auditorium on March 18, 2010


March 2, 2010, Birmingham, AL— Hailed from New York City as one of the best practitioners of the art, classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will grace the BPL@Night Stage for a fine performance on March 18, 2010. The library is very excited to have such a unique talent to showcase. Mr. Fletcher has released several albums, the most recent of which is 2008’s Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar.

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. In December 1983 he made his formal debut at the age of fifteen under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. The critic of The Cherokee Scout wrote, “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 has recorded more than a half dozen albums and his works have been applauded throughout the country. He believes in carrying on the Segovia tradition of expanding the comparatively small classical guitar repertoire. He plans to do this by transcribing from other instruments (mainly the piano) and also by commissioning new music.

For more information about Peter Fletcher and his music, visit www.peterfletcher.com.

For information on music, or more broadly, the arts, entertainment, and recreation, please check out BPL’s subject guides dedicated to these topics at http://www.bplonline.org/virtual/subjects/.

Event: Performance by Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium
Cost: Free

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