January 11, 2001

Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347

Guitarist Paul Galbraith in Concert at Brookhaven Lab, January 31

UPTON, NY - Guitarist Paul Galbraith will present a concert at the

U.S. Department of Energyıs Brookhaven National Laboratory on

Wednesday, January 31, at noon in Berkner Hall. The free concert is

open to the public, and no reservations are required.


Paul Galbraithıs unique eight-string guitar and his playing position

are groundbreaking in the history of the instrument and its

performance practice. His guitar has two extra strings - one high,

one low; the guitar itself is supported by a metal endpin that rests

on a wooden resonance box. These special features increase the

instrumentıs expressive range.


Galbraithıs New York debut at the Frick Collection received rave

reviews from The New York Times, and his subsequent engagement in

Lincoln Center's "Great Performances" series was sold out.


For more information, call 631 344-2345. The Laboratory is located on

William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of

Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.