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South Baldwin Community Theatre

Four Centuries of Music with Peter Fletcher

The American Classical Guitarist welcomes you to concert series in support of the Coastal Ballet non-profit.

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Four Centuries of Music with Peter Fletcher
Four Centuries of Music with Peter Fletcher

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

South Baldwin Community Theatre, George C Meyer Performing Arts Center, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA

About the event

Peter Fletcher joins Coastal Ballet once again for a beautiful combination of passion in the arts! This event will include classical pieces handpicked and performed by Peter Fletcher, a world-renowned classical guitarist who has played Carnegie Hall and studied with the greats. His passion for teaching and spreading the love and appreciation for classical guitar pairs perfectly with the mission and heart of Coastal Ballet. This Event will be supporting the ballet company, a non-profit organization. Kyra Rose will be the featured soloist from the company. She is training for the International Ballet Competition coming up in June. She will bring the music to life through classical ballet in a featured piece. Join us at the South Baldwin Community Theater (2022 West 2nd Street. Gulf Shores, AL 36542), March 18th at 7pm & March 19th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $15. Admission for students & seniors, $10. Purchase online at SBCT.biz. All tickets sales support the Coastal Ballet program. We look forward to seeing you there!

Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs over 80 concerts a year, and his recordings on the Centaur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed.

Peter will offer two audience friendly, solo recitals. The first will include repertoire that runs the gamut from the Baroque Period through the 20th Century, and the second will be an all-Bach recital.

The first recital program, on Saturday evening,  features the Bach Chaconne, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Tárrega’s  Recuerdos de la Alhambra, which is a favorite among audiences, Giuliani’s Variations on a Theme by Handel, Caprice No. 24 by Paganini, Four Preludes by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, two works by the Polish composer Alexander Tansman and works by Santiago de Murcia and Domenico Scarlatti.

In addition, Peter will perform three piano pieces by Edvard Grieg where he himself wrote the transcriptions. They are part of an all-Grieg album which was released on Centaur Records in 2014.

The concert will culminate with Isaac Albeniz’s Rumores de la Caleta, one of the most exciting Spanish works in the classical guitar repertoire.

The all-Bach recital, taking place Sunday afternoon, will include Lute Suites Nos. 1 and 3, the Chaconne

as well as Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Gavotte and Rondo.

His interests outside of music include gardening, running, bike riding and fountain pens.  An avid reader, he prefers the works of Cervantes, Proust, Faulkner and Balzac.

We invite you to visit www.peterfletcher.comfor more information!

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