11th Annual Celebration of the 7-String

July 7, 2017

The final guitar performance of the Series will be Matthew Grasso’s 11th Annual Celebration of the 7-String on July 7 at 7:07 pm.  It is a wonderful occasion for guitarists, guitar aficionados and music lovers in general to hear a variety of uncommon instruments, learn about their use and construction directly from performers, luthiers and music historians.


The musical world tour will include the following:  Robert Camilo will perform transcriptions by the French composer Erik Satie on the alto extended 7-string guitar.  Dr. Aya Ueda and Matthew Grasso will present original compositions and arrangements sung in both English and Japanese.  Indian musicians Joanna Mack, Matthew Grasso, and Joe Fajen will perform the sacred ragas of North India. Ethnomusicologist Eric Ederer will perform music in Near Eastern Modes on an innovative string instrument of his creation called the Nautilauta.  He will be accompanied by Dr. Andrea Fishman on frame drum and voice.


Raga Kaushi Kanra and Sindhu Bhairavi from Press [ REC. ] Media on Vimeo.

The following will be perform on:

Dr. Aya Ueda – soprano
Robert Camilo – alto extended 7-string guitar
Joanna Mack – Sitar
Eric Ederer – Nautilauta
Dr. Andrea Fishman – frame drum, voice
Matthew Grasso – 15-stringed Tantrakari guitar, just intonation guitar
Joe Fajen – tabla (Indian percussion)

General admission $15; Students $12; Children 12 and under $5.  Member discount with advanced ticket sales.

Tickets available at the door.

Special thanks to Series sponsor:

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