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Classic Guitarist to Play at Santa Monica Library: Don’t Miss Peter Fletcher’s Free Concert

If you are looking for a spellbinding evening of music, then you won’t want to miss Peter Fletcher play pieces by John Dowland, J.S. Bach, Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, in concert at the Santa Monica’s Main Public Library on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

The concert includes J.S. Bach’s Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004, transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia and Edvard Grieg’s Two Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 transcribed by Fletcher. The concert will culminate with Koyunbaba, Op. 19, by composer/guitarist Carlo Domeniconi. This is one of the most exciting and unique works in the classical guitar repertoire.

A winner of many music awards, Fletcher received his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

Fletcher carries on the Segovia tradition of expanding the comparatively small classical guitar repertoire. He does this by transcribing from other instruments, mainly the piano, and by commissioning new music. He made his New York debut at the Weill Concert Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2007 and will be returning for his fifth appearance in January 2012. This concert is part of Fletcher’s national tour, which includes several concerts in the San Francisco Bay area. Fletcher is also performing as part of the inaugural season at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA. For more information about Fletcher and to listen to a sample of his work, visit his website peterfletcher.com.

This program is free and all ages are welcome. Space is limited and on a first-arrival basis, with free tickets available one hour before the event. Only one per person, and guests must be present to receive a ticket.

This is an event of The Living Room… 
a place for adults program series.

For more information, visit www.smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at 310.458.8600. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair-accessible. For special disabled services, call library administration at 310.458.8606.

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