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Noteworthy Sundays @ Your Library Concert Series

Photo of William Feasley with orange band of text with concert info overlaid

Fletcher Branch Library
Sunday, May 12  3 PM
100 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-3250 ext. 168

Noteworthy Sundays @ Your Library:

Join us for a rescheduled concert with William Feasley-- the perfect way to spend Mother's Day!

Acclaimed classical guitarist William Feasley presents one of his most popular programs to date, "Echoes of Goya," music set to the works of Romantic painter Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). He was the first guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s Artist Diploma. William Feasley is world-recognized as the featured guitarist in the CBS Special, "Eulogy of Segovia". He has maintained an active international touring schedule since his debut performing with the San Francisco Ballet in 1980, and has been the featured artist for numerous prestigious guitar and music festivals around the world. For more information about the artist, visit: 

Echoes of Goya:

The program begins with three short works by an obscure Spanish guitarist/composer, Fernando Fernandiere, who came from Madrid around the same time as Goya and grew up close to Goya’s hometown of Fuendetodos. Next comes music of Fernando Sor, the great Spanish guitarist who enjoyed the patronage of the Duke and Duchess of Alba at the same time as Goya’s alleged liaison with the Duchess of Alba. Sor’s Grand Solo is performed with Goya’s epic portrait of the Duchess. Two selections from Enrique Granados’ opera Goyescas are performed with the Naked Maja and Clothed Maja. Four selections from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Capriccios of Goya based on the seminal book of etchings Los Capprichos that nearly had Goya dragged in front of the Inquisition. This is followed by “Goya Portraits” by the contemporary Cuban American composer Jose Lezcano (featuring  Goya’s Royal Family, the Blind Guitarist and Portrait of Emanuela Zarate). Lastly is a work commissioned from the Argentine composer Marcelo Ferraris, El Tango Negro (homenaje a Francisco Goya) along with a couple of Goya’s infamous Black Paintings. 

William Feasley has performed this program at the Smithsonian, the Arts Centre in Christchurch, the Spanish Institute in NYC, the Stramberk Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic and many places in between.

This concert is free to attend. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. 

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the City of Hagerstown, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Hoeck, the Washington County Arts Council, and Western Maryland Regional Library.