Mendelssohn Club welcomes Gilewitz

Internationally acclaimed acoustic guitarist/composer Richard Gilewitz performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Mendelssohn Club, 415 N. Church St., Rockford.

Gilewitz performs a kaleidoscopic mixture of instrumental selections with incredible dexterity and imagination. As he forges a new instrumental voice (as clear as pinged champagne glass) to include the expanse of his influences, Gilewitz’s complex and energetic original works become stories from the guitar that evoke colorful imagery. He invites his listeners to travel with him in a time capsule filled with the past and present influences of instrumental guitar.

Tickets ($10 in advance, $12 at the door) are available at the door or in advance at the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State, 963-6765; The Postal Shoppe in the Edgebrook Center, 397-7301; and Tin Whistle, North Main and Auburn, 963-0270. Or, send check and a S.A.S.E. to Charlotte’s Web, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. Information: 964-2238.

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