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Classical Guitar Concert At Belle Isle Library

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             The guitar is one of the most versatile musical instruments.  Whether you’re in the mood for pop or classical, the guitar has something to offer. 

The Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, 843-9601, will present a performance by New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher on Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 2-3:30pm.  “An Afternoon with Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist” is designed for all ages, and is free and open to the public.

“We’re very lucky that Peter could fit us into his travel plans,” said librarian Ann Meeks.  “He performs over 100 concerts every year since he made his Carnegie Hall debut in early 2007.”

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven. In 1983, aged 15, he made his formal debut under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. In 1990, the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition. In 1995, he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

“You can see why,” Meeks added, “Peter Fletcher is in demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country,”

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.