Charlotte’s Web’s 42nd Mainstage Series season kicks off with the California Guitar Trio (CGT) at Mendelssohn Hall Friday, Sept. 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., peace pole planting at 7 p.m., and concert at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be provided by Kryptonite, along with pie from Kate’s Pie Shop & Record Store.
CGT is the incredible guitar fusion trio of Paul Richards, Bert Lams and Hideyo Moriya. As Charlotte’s Web’s Lani Richardson wrote: “I know there are three of them: I can see and count them. However, when I close my eyes and just listen, the music they create together is an entire symphony orchestra for a piece, a full-fledged rock band for another, while simultaneously sounds like one single guitar: simply and truly incredible.”
CGT shows regularly sell out, so early arrival to the concert is recommended. Mendelssohn Hall is at 406 N. Main St., Rockford. Admission is $20 general, $10 student. Tickets are available at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center office, 406 N. Main St. (9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday); via phone at (815) 964-9713; online at www.mendelssohnpac.org; or at the door the night of the concert.
From the Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2013, issue