The Davis Art Center Guitar Ensemble Series continues with a performance by Trio Seven at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17.
Now in its third year, Trio Seven is an all extended seven-string ensemble that covers a range of styles, from baroque to romantic to impressionistic to modern. Trio Seven performs works by Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Debussy, de Falla, the Beatles, Bach, Brahms, Bizet and Grasso, as well as famous movie themes from the ’30s to present day. In addition to classical masterworks, they also incorporate improvisational works.
Trio Seven was founded in 2010 when Davis guitarist and composer Matthew Grasso inaugurated a new ensemble aesthetic with his composition “7th Creation.” An unusual collaboration featuring three-extended seven-string guitars, Trio Seven seeks to expand the repertory of the instrument through transcription and original works. Its current members are Matthew Grasso, Matthew Foley and Harry Stoddard.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children age 12 and under, Tickets may be purchased online at davisartcenter.brownpapertickets.com. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door a half-hour before the event.
For more information, call the Davis Art Center at 530-756-4100.