Old Wood New Sounds: Paul Morton
World-class classical musicians performing new music by living composers and classical music in a casual setting!
August 18, 2014 · 8:00pm
Doors 7pm | music 8:00pm
$25 (Cost includes a live concert recording delivered via email)
Old Wood New Sounds is a concert series that will always introduce you to something new and interesting. You will hear world-class classical musicians performing new music by living composers and classical music that is outside the typical “Classical Canon” in a casual, non-pretentious listening atmosphere. Too often new music and classical musicians are relegated to the sterile chamber of academia. Come out and hear these musicians perform thrilling music with real passion and heart. You will support an art form that is often overlooked by main-stream music lovers – simply because they don’t know about it!
For the fourth installment of the OWNS series, we welcome classical guitarist Paul Morton.
Paul Morton is native to the state of Pennsylvania, where he had his first music lessons on his father’s banjo and later the cello. While developing his interest in the guitar through the expressions of American folk music, Morton was granted the opportunity to study guitar with the Cuban virtuoso Ernesto Tamayo. After completing undergraduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory, Morton instructed guitar as well as music history at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music while performing throughout the East Coast. In the Spring of 2014, Morton completed graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied 20th century compositions with Sergio Assad and Marc Teicholz, as well as theorbo and baroque guitar with Richard Savino. Paul Morton is a 2016 candidate for the Historical Performance Program at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City.