Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith performs at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center on September 30 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18, $16 for members, $12 for students. Call 727-942-5605 or order online www.tarponarts.org.
Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. His critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.