Michael Gulezian
Michael Gulezian
The Chatfield Center for the Arts is hosting a special summer concert on Sunday, July 14, in the Legion Room. Michael Gulezian, an incredible finger style guitarist, will be performing at 4 p.m.

Gulezian is described as playing "boundary-free, horizon-expanding, genre-bending, transcendent, soulful, mind-opening, exquisitely gorgeous instrumental solo acoustic guitar."

He continues to amaze fellow musicians as well as audiences new to the art of instrumental solo acoustic guitar.

If one has never heard of Gulezian, his music will provide a very pleasant surprise. He is one of the most highly regarded instrumental acoustic artists of recent time.

While it is visually breathtaking to watch him perform, a Gulezian concert is more than a display of cutting-edge virtuosity - it is the blissful communion of master musician engaged with his audience in the mystery of self-revelation, creating music of atmospheric power, ecstatic joy and haunting beauty.

With his two most recent CDs charting nationally at radio, Gulezian quickly found himself performing live to an audience of millions on NPR radio shows, West Coast Live, Echoes and World Café.

For all the airplay, accolades and critical acclaim, Gulezian remains most touched and humbled by the words of his late friend and colleague Michael Hedges, who called Gulezian "a great guitarist. My kindred spirit."

If one enjoys the artistry of musicians such as Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges - guitarists who amaze music lovers with what 10 fingers and one guitar can do - then one will also love Gulezian.

Find out why Garrison Keillor said, "If I could play guitar the way Michael Gulezian does, I would just sit in front of a mirror and watch myself do it."

Tickets for this special summer Chosen Bean Concert are $15 and one can email chosenbeanconcerts@gmail.com to reserve tickets. All remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Coffee house concessions will also be served during the concert.

Even though this concert is not part of the fall series, those Chosen Bean Concerts have also been set. This year, Chatfield Center for the Arts welcomes Ann Reed, The Sudden Lovelys, Laurie McClain and Dave Nachmanoff as its Chosen Bean Concert performers.

If interested in a series membership, contact Joel Young at the city offices or Tom Hilgren by emailing chosenbeanconcerts@gmail.com. One may also visit the Chosen Bean website - chosenbeanconcerts.org - for more information.

These four concerts will sell for $65 as individual tickets but just $50 for all four packaged together! Members get preferred seating as well as free coffee during the concerts.