Guitar Festival scheduled for October 17-21


The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and California State Universities of Sacramento and Stanislaus present the Guitarraganza 2017 – Guitar Festival, October 17 through October 21.  

The first four concerts are all scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall at Modesto Junior College, and the final concert features the guitar orchestras from the five colleges mentioned, as well as guest artists and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Snider Hall at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock. 

The festival opens with a Flamenco Guitar Concert on Tuesday, Oct.17, followed by a concert featuring world renowned guitarists Carlos E. Santi from Argentina and Manuel Espinas from Cuba on Wednesday, Oct. 18. 

The guitar competition finalists and guitar program alumni are scheduled to perform on Thursday, Oct. 19, and the fourth concert on Friday, Oct. 20 showcases guitar faculty members and Richard Savino (guitar) and Lisa Grodin (violin) playing early guitar and violin music.

Tickets for the Oct. 17-20 concerts are $10 general admission and $5 for seniors (62 and better) and students of all ages and from all schools, and may be purchased by visiting or calling the MJC Box Office,  (209) 575-6776, open Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and online at  Tickets are also available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance.

Tickets for the final concert at CSU Stanislaus on Oct. 21 are for sale at the door only. (MJC Box Office does not have these tickets for sale.) 

In addition to the concerts and guitar performance competition, the festival features free technique workshops, master classes and demonstrations for students and interested community members.  Additional Guitarraganza information is also available at


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Modesto CA 95350

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