Classical guitar performance in Eagle
Vail, CO, Colorado
Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a variety of classical and Spanish pieces when he visits the Eagle Public Library on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Fletcher began taking lessons at the age of 6. Two years later it was recommended that he learn the classical style of guitar playing, which he finds the most challenging and rewarding. Fletcher is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and he approaches every recital with the same commitment. Each performance is as important as a Carnegie Hall concert.
For the 2012 season, Fletcher is offering an entirely new concert program. His repertoire will include the “Chaconne in D minor” by J. S. Bach; Francisca Tarrega’s ever-popular “Recuardos de la Alhambra”; two crowd-pleasers by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina; Grieg’s Chanon de Solveig from Peer Gynt; and music of Praetorius, Ponce and Reusner. This program will culminate with Niccolo Paganini’s flashy “Caprice No. 24.”
When asked how classical guitar differs from other styles of guitar playing, Fletcher said, “Classical guitar is pretty much done in the style of Andres Segovia. Nylon strings are used and using a combination of flesh and fingernails on the right hand produces sound. The left leg is elevated by way of a footstool, and the palm of the left hand is held parallel to the fret board.”
The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Eagle Public Library at 970-328-8800.