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Classical guitarist William Feasley performs at Mason Library July 14

June 30, 2012
Classical guitarist William Feasley
Classical guitarist William Feasley

One of the world’s foremost classical guitarists, William Feasley, will perform at the Mason Library at 12 noon in the Marion Wood Reading Area of the library. Born in Roseburg Oregon, William Feasley was the first guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist Diploma. Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for Lou Christenson’s ballet, Don Juan, Feasley has maintained an active international touring schedule A student of Andres Segovia, he has been a featured performer at international guitar festivals in Poland, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Australian, Slovakia, and Peru. He has appeared in venues such a St. Martin in the Fields in London, the National Gallery of Art, the Washington National Cathedral and the Yale University Centre for British Art.

His playing has been described by the Washington Post as sounding “in the words of Segovia, like a ‘small orchestra’ in the variety of colors coaxed from a single guitar.” He has released six critically-acclaimed recordings for the Sonora and Center Earth Labels. He has also recently released an oboe and guitar CD, Under a Southern Sky, with oboist Yeonjee Sohn, his partner in the D’Amore Duo.

He is gifted with a dominating technique and a sharp intellect.” –Guitar Review Magazine

The concert is free and the public is cordially invited. Presented by the Keene State College Mason Library and the New Hampshire Friends of the Guitar.