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Fletcher will perform at library

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 1:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 1:41 p.m. CDT
Peter Fletcher

PRINCETON — Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a diverse program of music from four centuries at the Princeton Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Peter Burwasser of Fanfare Magazine has written that “Fletcher plays it all with a gracious virtuosity that makes for a very pleasing hour plus of unaffected musical poetry.”

The concert is part of a national tour of more than 50 concerts by this New York-based artist. The program will begin with three exciting Renaissance pieces from Michael Praetorius’s “Terpsichore,” and then continue with “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” from “Cantata No. 147” and the “Chaconne in D Minor” by J.S. Bach; the ever popular Cavatina from the movie, “The Deer Hunter;” two works from Maurice Ravel’s exquisite “Mother Goose Suite;” Edvard Grieg’s “Sarabande” from his “Holberg Suite;” “Villanesca” from “Danzas” españolas by Spanish composer Enrique Granados; “Vals Venesolano No. 3” by the South American composer Antonio Lauro, and “Leyenda” by Isaac Albéniz, a great favorite with audiences. The program will culminate with Fletcher’s own transcription of Niccolo Paganini’s technically demanding “Caprice No. 24.”

The concert is a free performance, and all are welcome to attend. The Princeton Public Library is located at 698 E. Peru St. in Princeton. For more information, call 815-875-1331 or visit www.theprincetonlibrary.org.

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