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Locations for meetings, open stage and orchestra rehearsals
CSUS in Capistrano Hall, Room 151 on campus, or 

Sac Prep Music Academy. 3823 V. Street Sacramento, CA 95817: (916) 207-5678

Programs immediately follow Sacramento Guitar Orchestra rehearsals from 1:30 -2:50pm. Refreshments and Starbucks coffee provided.
​July 19, SPMA
Aug. 16, SPMA  
Sept. 20, SPMA
Oct. 18, SPMA  
Nov. 15, CSUS  
Dec. 5 HOLIDAY CONCERT, CSUS  
Jan. 17, SPMA
Feb.21, SPMA
March 20, CSUS
April 17, SPMA
May 15, SPRING CONCERT, CSUS
June OFF

IN SAN FRANCISCO: DYNAMITE GUITARS - OMNI FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

IN SAN FRANCISCO: SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY

IN SAN JOSE: SOUTH BAY GUITAR SOCIETY-  OVER 50 EVENTS PER YEAR -  FESTIVAL, CONCERTS & MASTER CLASSES

LA GUITARRA CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL 2015! The dates are September 25, 26, & 27   
Roland Dyens and many more great artists.

SF BAY AREA ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOCIETY

CLASSICAL GALA WEST: Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, Walnut Creek Guitar Series and the Palo Alto Guitar Series

MENDOCINO GUITAR FESTIVAL AUGUST 23-29

SAN FRANCISCO: 3rd International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini, at SFCM Jan. 14-17, 2016, Reg. by Aug.31, 2015. 


Guitar-centered House concerts in Shingle Springs - info ssoperahouse-on@mail-list.com - announced dates:
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    Saturday, July 11, 7:30pm – Doug Smith www.dougsmithguitar.com
    Friday, October 23, 8pm – Bill Staines www.acousticmusic.com/staines


Sat, June 27, 7pm, BEPPE GAMBETTA at The Strum Shop in Roseville, solo guitar concert.. $2 discount to SGS members.
408 Roseville Square, Roseville, info: 916-787-8786

Saturday June 27, 2015, 7PMTRIO SEVEN. St. Paul’s Church, 1430 J street, Sacramento 95814
Admission $15 General; $10 Student trioseven.com
Come enjoy an evening of classical masterworks, including Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and selections from Falla’s El Amor Brujo. The program will also include works by Rachmaninov, Bach, Gismonti, Grasso, and popular movie themes.

Founded in 2010, Trio Seven is an all Extended 7-string guitar ensemble that covers a range of styles, including baroque, romantic, classical, impressionist, and improvisatory.

Trio Seven seeks to expand and elevate the repertory of guitar ensemble through lucid transcriptions and original works.
Its current members are Matthew Grasso, Harry Stoddard, and Matthew Foley.

Matthew Grasso, Classical Guitarist and Composer, 530-759-9071, Website:matthewgrasso.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Ninth Annual Celebration of the 7-String Guitar
Davis Arts Center
1919 F st, Davis, Ca,
7:07 PM
Price: $7-$21

This year’s program includes new age music, jazz/blues, movie themes and the ancient ragas of India. The Southern California ensemble Sukhavati presents original new age compositions for the 20-stringed harp guitar and hand bells. Santa Rosa guitarist Nate Lopez (pictured above) will “funk it up” on the seven and eight-string guitar. Trio Seven will engage the audience with their favorite movie themes. Indian musician Steve Oda will bless the room with his 25-stringed sarod while accompanied by Matthew Grasso on a modified raga guitar and William Rossel on tabla.
Featured performers:
Matthew Grasso – modified raga guitar, extended 7-string guitar
Nate Lopez – 7-string guitar
Steve Oda – sarod (25-stringed Indian instrument)
Nick Vest – 20-course harp-guitar
Matthew Foley – extended 7-string guitar
Harry Stoddard – extended 7-string guitar
William Rossel – tabla (Indian percussion)
Ayame – hand bells

August 23rd-29th Mendocino Guitar Festival 
Andrew York  
Andrew York is one of classical guitars crowned jewels. Having a rich history in classical guitar and jazz expect a high degree of experience to draw from during your workshops.  

Ed Gerhard  
Ed Gerhard is one of fingerstyle guitars greatest tone masters. Taking a simple set of changes whether soulful or contemporary he will coax and finesse endless color out of each note.  

Macyn Taylor  
Macyn Taylor is a rising presence in the fingerstyle world. She trained with John Stropes at UWM and is a frequent performer at fingerstyle guitar festivals and concerts.  

Maneli Jamal  
Maneli Jamal has found a passion and groove like no other. He consistently creates palatable compositions with excellent musicality and freshness in the ear.  

Michael Chapdelaine  
Michael Chapedelaine is without a doubt the beach surfer guitar genius in the crowd. Having studied with Segovia this gifted player has a rich vocabulary of techniques for creating jaw dropping interpretations of classic gems.  

Muriel Anderson  
Muriel Anderson began with and picked up where Chet Atkins left off. A consummate artist she has created an impressive catalog of compositions and recordings during her career. The queen of the craft she is well worth spending time with.  

Tony McManus  
Tony McManus is one of the legends in the Celtic tradition who has taken his musical skill to a rare level of excellence. He has arranged Mingus in DADGAD, plays Bach on occasion, and mastered the Scottish "Shiver" with his thumb.  

William Coulter  
William Coulter is deeply rooted in Irish music and culture. Classically trained on guitar and aligned with the pure traditions of Ireland Bill produces a sonic feast for the ears in his arrangements and performances.

www.mendocinoguitarfestival.com/  


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Join us at 3823 V. Street in Sacramento, CA and CSUS Capistrano Hall to observe a rehearsal or join in with the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra at 1:30.
Free will donations cover costs. (916) 207-5678, Sean O'Connor, Director. 
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Oct. 24 and Feb. 13:
George Sakellariou &
Jon Mendle October 24th
Two-Time Grammy winner Laurence Juber & 
Peppino D'Agostino Feb. 13th
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