Heights Arts hosts flute and guitar concert on July 9

Robert Gruca and Linda White are the Gruca White Ensemble.

Classical guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White will present a diverse program of music based on folk styles from Eastern Europe and Japan on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., in the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, just south of the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The musicians will perform works by Serbian composer Dusan Bogdanovic, Hungarian Bela Bartok, and Masamitu Takahashi from Japan, as well as klezmer music written by American Carl Dimow. The family-friendly concert is open to the public, with free-will donations accepted to support Heights Arts's public music programs. A reception with refreshments follows the performance.

The Gruca White Ensemble was formed in 2013 as part of The Music Settlement’s Centennial Celebration, and became an Ensemble in Residence for the vibrant Cleveland community music school the following year. It offers an unusual concert experience by alternating flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of jazz and rock tunes, and improvised jams in a variety of styles. “With each concert,” said Linda White, "a new experience unfolds, which will take your ears and your imagination on a unique ride."

For more information on community arts programs, exhibitions, and the gallery, call Heights Arts at 216-371-3457 or visit www.heightsarts.org.

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is on staff at Heights Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization.

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