Guitarist Raphaella Smits has been visiting Rochester for a few days to teach and perform, including a free concert tonight (7:30pm, Red Room, 1010 East Avenue, Rochester)
On this tour, she is playing music from her most recent album, which is particularly special to her because it marks her 60th birthday. It’s all music that she has known since she was a young student – but feels that now is the right time for her to play it.
Rafaella Smits owes her start in music to a gift – and to a music teacher who was willing to try something new. Listen to her tell some of her story in the audio link above.