Classical Guitarist Paul Galbraith Brings His Unique Instrument to Plymouth Church

Sat 3/17 @ 7:30PM

Classical guitarist Paul Galbraith has an unusual playing style and instrument. Instead of the typical lap-sitting six-string guitar, he plays an eight-string guitar (adding a high and low A string) standing on a metal endpin, much like a cello, that rests on a wooden resonance box. He’s been playing this custom-made instrument for nearly three decades.

The music he gives his own spin to is familiar though: a mix of classical composers such as Bach, Brahms and Haydn, and his own arrangements of global folk tunes. Since winning the praise of the legendary Andrés Segovia at the age of 17, he’s carved out an international reputation through recitals and gigs with orchestras around the world, festival appearances and numerous recordings (most recently, last year’s Allemande: Paul Galbraith Plays Mozart and Bach).

When he comes to Cleveland to perform at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, he’ll be playing music by Bach, Alexander Scriabin, Isaac Albéniz and Franz Joseph Haydn.

Tickets are $22 general admission, $40 gold circle, $18 for students and seniors.



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