The de Blasiis Chamber Music Series welcomes guitarist Paul Galbraith to the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm. This internationally renowned innovator on the classical guitar will perform works from the classical repertoire as well as from his own arrangements of folk songs.
The program will highlight the attention Galbraith has given to expanding the technical limits of his instrument and to augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. He exchanged the traditional guitar for an eight-string Brahms guitar which he developed with the English luthier David Rubio and on which he has performed since the 1990s. This has made possible more accurate transcriptions of works from the Baroque and Romantic periods and has resulted in critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn, Brahms, and his own arrangements. He has received a Grammy award nomination, was a Billboard Top Ten Artist, and has had an album named as Critics’ Choice One of the Two Best Records of the Year.
Monday’s Galbraith concert at the Hyde Collection’s auditorium will be followed by a reception for and conversation with the musician. The performance and reception are open to the public. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $5 for students.
The Hyde collection is located at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls, NY. For advanced tickets, season tickets, or further information please call Artistic Director David Bullard at 518-792-2382.