Acclaimed New York City classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is making a stop on his fall tour at the Hood River County Library on Tuesday, November 3, 7:00pm. This concert is part of a nationwide tour, to promote Peter Fletcher’s new CD – “Christmas Music for Guitar”.
Fletcher will perform selections from this new CD, which contains such classical masterworks as Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Simple Gifts (a Traditional shaker Hymn) , and three pieces from from Michael Praetorius’s Terpsichore. Fletcher will also perform some of the selections he performed at Carnegie Hall last April, such as Prelude No. 1 by Villa-Lobos which inspired William Gooch of Fashion Reverie to exclaim:
“Every time classical guitarist Peter Fletcher appears at Carnegie Hall, he has a packed house. Whether audience members are hearing him for the first time or were so enraptured by his technical skill and poised delivery that they’ve become diehard fans, Fletcher understands how to put together a repertoire that keeps audiences wanting more. And that is his genius.”
Fletcher will perform Bach’s Third Lute Suite, William Walton’s Five bagatelles and the ever popular Cordoba by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz.
There will be one piece from Fletcher’s 2014 CD release on Centaur Records CRC 3306, an all-Grieg album, entitled La Chanson de Solveig (from Peer Gynt, Op. 46).