Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is returning to the North Platte Public Library at 7 p.m. May 8 for a free evening concert. Fletcher, who is originally from Atlanta, peformed at the library in 2004 and again in 2006.
Seating will be limited to 70 so call the library at 535-8036 for reservations. There is no admission charge.
Fletcher began studying the guitar at the age of seven. He has performed publicly since age 15 and has studied under many guitar masters.
Fletcher received his Master of Music degree in 1995. He has performed to sold-out crowds at such places as New York's Weill Recital Hall inside Carnegie Hall and many other places.
This concert is part of a nationwide tour under the auspices of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and follows Fletcher's highly regarded appearance at Weill Recital Hall on April 6.
Major works will include the Bach Chaconne, and Suite Compostelana by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou. This year is the 115th anniversary of Mompou’s birth, and Fletcher has recorded a highly acclaimed CD of his music on Centaur Records in 2002.
Fletcher will also perform music from Michael Praetorius’s Terpsichore; Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring by Bach; Villanesca by Spanish composer Enrique Granados; two pieces from Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel; and Leyenda by Isaac Albéniz.
Fletcher will perform Diary of a Camino by American composer Jeremy Gill. The final work on the program is Fletcher’s transcription of Paganini’s dazzling Caprice No. 24.
The Friends of the North Platte Public Library is sponsoring the program.