WWCMF lifer and violinist Philip Payton is a popular guy around Walla Walla. He is friendly. That’s a fact. He also loves every aspect of this community, and attempts to visit every corner during his annual June residency. For his Portrait of an Artist recital, he can cross one of the more scenically beautiful corners of Walla Walla off his list, that being the bucolic super-venue, Garrison Creek Cellars. Come spend an hour getting to know Phil: what makes him tick, and what he’s excited about musically. This consummate artist enjoys a career of wide variety on Broadway, in pop culture and classical music. Concertmaster for Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall? You bet. The Late Show? Yup. What about SNL? Well, at this point you better come to the performance and find out for yourself! Featuring music by Brahms, Piazzola, and Turina among others.
Artists: Winston Choi, piano; Philip Payton, violin
Doors open at 5 pm.