Belgian guitarist Raphaella Smits, best known for her performances of historic repertoire on the eight-string guitar, was the first woman to win the top prize in Spain’s Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Francisco Tárrega in 1986. In addition to performing concerts on nearly every continent, Smits has made 17 critically-acclaimed recordings for Accent Records. She is currently the chair of Belgium’s Lemmens Institute and regularly gives master classes throughout Europe, North America, South America and Japan. Smits will perform Manuel Maria Ponce’s Suite in A Minor – a Homage to S.L. Weiss, Silvius Leopold Weiss’s Tombeau in memory of M. Comte De Logy, Mauro Giuliani’s “Rossiniana” No. 1, Op. 119,” Federico Mompou’s “Suite Compostelana,” Ariel Ramirez’s “Alfonsina y el mar” and Augustin Barrios Mangore’s “Leyenda Guarani.”
Tickets for all events are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with a valid ID. Tickets are available on the concertsatbienen.org website, by phone at 847-467-4000 or by visiting the Pick-Staiger box office at 50 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.
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