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Matthew Grasso’s 17th Annual Celebration of the 7-String Guitar

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 7th (7-7) 2024


Time: 7:07 PM

Odd Fellows Hall (upper hall)
415 2nd St
Davis, CA 95616

Donation: $14 – $28

The 17th Annual Celebration of the 7-String Guitar concert will showcase music spanning 350 years consisting of both composed and improvised works. Baroque lutenist Jon Mendle will present the music of Bach and Weiss. Matthew Grasso and Harry Stoddard of Duo 7 will perform some transcriptions of Debussy songs with vocalist, Aya Ueda, as well as movie themes. Playing a hybrid 8-string guitar/bass, Nate Lopez the “one man band” will enchant us with his deep understanding of jazz and pop-oriented funk. There will also be a group improvisation as a grand finale to their show. This annual concert on July 7th celebrates innovative guitar designs and a diversity of literature that highlights the artistry of the multistring guitar players.

Jon Mendle – 13-course Dm Baroque lute
Nate Lopez – 8-string guitar
Matthew Grasso – extended 7-string guitar
Harry Stoddard – extended 7-string guitar
Dr. Aya Ueda – voice