A classical and contemporary harp concert will benefit the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County on Sunday afternoon, September 21, 4;00 at All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village.
The afternoon will begin with a discussion of the architectural harmonics of the Cathedral by preservationist and architect, Robert Griffin, whose dedication to preservation was instrumental in the historic designation that protects Biltmore Village and All Souls Cathedral.
The concert will follow by symphony harpist Linda Barton Paul. Linda began her music studies with piano at age 5 and age 14 was concentrating on the harp. She teaches harp, voice and piano. Her program will range from Debussy, Bach, and Vivaldi through Celtic and contemporary music, including interesting information on the instrument and the music. A university major in music, Linda studied the French School Performance standards, Salzedo and Grandjany. She toured with the New Christy Minstrels, performed as principal symphony harpist, and at the International Oklahoma Mozart Festival, and in the 1980’s performed with Benny Goodman, Judy Collins and Dave Brubeck. Linda was selected as an Oklahoma Centennial artist, creating the Christmas at the Capitol CD to raise funds for the centennial. Her 16 compact discs demonstrate her great range, unique style and fusion of forms for which she is so well known: classical, popular, celtic, jazz, contemporary, latin and sacred.
Linda now travels the United States and Mexico and for the last ten years has focused on her own goals that her music makes a difference, and supports many non profits through her informal and unique performance interpretations. Seating is limited. Details and advance $20.00 ticket psabc.org through noon Friday, September 19. A reception will follow the performance.