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October 8, 2017
7:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church
400 Nuttall Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Guitar Recital - Raphaella Smits

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Raphaella Smits, the preeminent female guitarist in the world today, will perform at Ascension at 7 PM on Sunday, October 8. Her last appearance in Chicago was for the Segovia Series at Northwestern University. A recent review of her Russia tour called her the “queen of the guitar.” We are both lucky and delighted that she is passing through Chicago on her current USA tour and has agreed to a recital in the acoustically sublime sanctuary at Ascension.

Ms. Smits plays worldwide in her unique way on eight-string guitars and historical instruments. Recognized as ‘an uncommonly musical guitarist’ (Tim Page, New York Times), she is internationally praised as both a concert artist and as an inspiring teacher for both guitar and chamber music. In addition to her chair at the Lemmens Institute in Belgium, she regularly gives recital and master classes in Western and Easterm Europe, in North and South America, Russia, China and Japan.

There is no admission charge; a free will offering will be collected.