By Troy Brooks
World renowned classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will return to the Watauga County Library on Sept. 19 for a concert at 2 p.m. The show will take place in the Evelyn Johnson Meeting Room and will feature an hour and a half worth of classical guitar music with a brief intermission halfway through. The performance is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature works from a range of classical composers and will include great works such as Scriabin’s Prelude, Op. 16 No. 4, Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Simple Gifts, and Llobet’s Four Catalan Folksongs. For a full concert program, visit the library’s events page.
Peter Fletcher has performed several times for the Watauga Library after offering to gift a performance while on one of his tours.
“The first few turnouts were small,” said Adult Service Librarian Ross Cooper. “But the crowd has grown over the years as more people discovered Fletcher’s playing. We’ve had a decent turnout for his last performance.”
Fletcher began playing guitar when he was only six. He trained under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland and participated in a week long master class in Atlanta, Georgia. His debut performance was for the The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Fletcher has achieved many accomplishments throughout his career. He has performed in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois, has produced many recordings, and has been featured on radio and television. For more info on Peter Fletcher, visit his website.
“Fletcher is a virtuoso performer,” said Cooper. “He’s a fantastic talent to listen to. He’s also a very nice guy who’s down to earth and likes to interact with his audience.”
For more information on the concert, call the Watauga County Library at 828-264-8784.