March 25 - 31
Performing Throughout Marshall County
Concerts, Workshops, Discussions, Jam Session
During his week-long residency in Marshall County, Peter Fletcher plans to spread his passion for music. Using his classical guitar, he’ll bring the sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach, Isaac Albéniz and Edvard Grieg to audiences across the county.
“No one can really give a definitive reason as to why it’s called classical guitar, but it’s mainly because classical music is played on the instrument,” Peter explained.
The classical guitar came into its own during the end of the 19th century. Francisco Tárrega wrote music that was influential to the development of classical guitar in the 20th century.
“It was Andrés Segovia who popularized it, invented a modern technique and commissioned music by major composers such as Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and Ponce,” he said.
The three treble strings of a classical guitar are nylon, as compared to steel; the neck is wider than an acoustic guitar and the lower bout is smaller.
“The classical guitar is usually not amplified. Hopefully, the audience will appreciate the natural acoustics of the instrument. So many things in our society are loud – movies, coffee shops, rock concerts – perhaps it is nice to hear something more on the quiet side,” Peter said.
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