Classical Harp Concert & the Harmonics of All Souls


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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 through  noon Friday, September 19.   A reception will follow the performance.

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Happy Holidays: Preservation PARTY!!


2013 Holiday Membership Event

Thursday, December 12, 5:00-7:00PM

Hill House Bed & Breakfast

120 Hillside Street, Asheville

As an annual tradition, the members and guests of the Preservation Society gather together to socialize, discuss events of the past year and drum up ideas for the year to come.  True to our cause, we search for significant historic architecture to host this fun event and this year is no exception!

Hill House is a highly-reviewed and award-winning, 17-year-old bed and breakfast one mile from the center of downtown Asheville. It was originally built as the family residence of furniture manufacturer James Hill in 1885. The beautiful home with the wraparound front porch between the Montford neighborhood and the Grove Park Inn is a pastiche of Queen Anne and Victorian elements common to the period.  For many years in the 20th century, Hill House was divided into apartment units. In 1995, Carol Ann Winter and Albert Ganzenhuber opened the property as Hill House Bed & Breakfast, following a lengthy renovation. Bill and Terry Erickson took over in 2003, and in February 2012, David Raphael Smith became the inn’s third (and current) owner.

Parking:  There is ample parking on nearby Mt. Claire Avenue (map) as well as Community Family Practice (map) on the corner of Merrimon Avenue and Hillside Street.  Limited parking is available for those with disabilities and limited mobility onsite, behind Hill House, follow the driveway.