Media Advisory – Feb. 8, 2019
Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County Library District will present four accomplished guitarists for its first Spring Music Series kicking off March 3 at the Headquarters Library Branch.
All performances are free and open to the public. Concerts will be held at 2:30 p.m. on March 3 and 24 and April 14 and 3 p.m. April 28 in Meeting Room A at the Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. The series is made possible by sponsorship from Dawn Realty and SunState Federal Credit Union.
“We are thrilled to present the inaugural Spring Music Series. This season’s lineup features professional guitarists who specialize in music ranging from classical to the blues,” said Library Specialist Fiona Lama.
The 2019 Spring Music Series program is as follows:
- March 3: New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black will lead an afternoon of song, storytelling and laughter through the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Weaving through tunes from Dean Martin to George Harrison, Black will also perform his own group’s 1967 Top 40 hit, “Happy” by the Blades of Grass.
- March 24: Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher’s repertoire stretches from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. His performance will include Vivaldi's “Concerto in D Major” and Bach's “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring,” culminating with Isaac Albeniz's “Rumores de la Caleta,” one of the most exciting Spanish works for classical guitar.
- April 14: Gainesville native Donald Blitch, aka “Mr. Aullie,” will share blues tunes inspired by his experiences growing up in Florida. Named the 2017 North Central Florida Blues Society’s Regional Blues Challenge Solo Artist, Blitch has performed across the state and is a regular at local venues.
- April 28: Santa Fe College Guitar Professor Richy Stano will bring a jazz flavor to the concert series. Stano has composed TV commercials for Target, AT&T and other companies. He has toured with Bo Diddley, Toby Keith and Trisha Yearwood. He leads the contemporary jazz band Mindwalk.
If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).