man playing guitar in a dimly lit room

Temple Beth Emeth presents Charles Mokotoff at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. A dessert reception will follow the performance.

Mokotoff holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in guitar performance from Syracuse University and Ithaca College, respectively. He has served on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities in New York and the New England area as a lecturer in classical guitar and lute. He also initiated and ran the guitar program at Northeastern University in Boston from 1982 to 1991.

Classical Guitar Magazine (U.K.) has called his playing “truly monumental” as well as “engaging and rhapsodic.” has written that his playing shows “a mix of strong tone, pianistic at times, but also capable of beautiful legato phrasing and a natural feel for forward movement.”

Mokotoff, severely hard of hearing for a good deal of his life, is an outspoken proponent of making music with hearing loss.

Tickets for the Dec. 1 performance are available at and at the door the night of the performance at 2309 Packard St. in Ann Arbor. Adults, $20/ Students, $15. Order now to reserve seating.