Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library brings you, in concert
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
in the nearby Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel
380 Front St. Northumberland
The concert is free and open to the public.
When asked what sort of venues Peter most enjoys he says,
“I prefer churches and chapels, although I have played in some very nice concert halls, such as Memorial Hall in Cincinnati. I like spaces with a lot of echo and reverb. I feel that this gives the sound more body and an extra dimension; the guitar is a quiet instrument to begin with. . . In comparison, many U.S. concert halls are dead, meaning they have no reverb and the sound doesn’t go anywhere. Churches and chapels tend to give the extra boost that is needed: a wall of sound that provides body and sonority.”
So if you have not yet heard Peter performing in the rich acoustic atmosphere of Northumberland’s Priestley Chapel you are in for a treat. And if you have heard him before you won’t want to miss this concert. Following the tradition of Andres Segovia, Peter enjoys expanding the repertoire of the classical guitar by writing his own transcriptions (arrangements) from pieces written for other instruments.
Fletcher boasts seven albums to his credit, including “The Art of Classical Guitar,” “Fedrico Mampou: Guitar Works,” “Peter Fletcher Plays Erik Satie,” and most recently “Edvard Grieg.”
At the age of six he began studying guitar, and made his formal debut at age 15. He holds a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, where he was a two-time winner of the graduate award.
Please join us at the historic Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, the 15th at 7:00 pm, brought to you by the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library.