Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis Free & Open to the Public
Featuring George Benton England: “New Histories Program” for
nineteenth century and modern guitars
Originally of Northern California, George England currently resides in New York City where he performs and teaches guitar and theory. George is regularly engaged as a soloist and chamber musician with the NYC-based Ensemble Music Humana, Sinfonia Spirituosa in California, and as guitarist with the Cantanti Project. Currently, George is faculty in guitar and musicianship at the esteemed Diller-Quaile School of Music, in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Guitar School, and founded the Sacramento Guitar Institute. George holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. His performances will include a unique set of works on theorbo and nineteenth century guitar by composers such as Kapsberger, Hurel, Coste, Sor, and others. More information may be found at: wwww.GeorgeEngland.com
AGENDA MONDAY February 3rd 2020 7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome 7:35 – 8:10 pmOpen Guitar Ensemble: email me email@example.com to get the guitar scores/parts if you want to join in – anyone is welcome! 8:10 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: anyone is welcome to come and share guitar music with us 8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments 8:45 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist – George Benton England
Entrance is FREE and open to the public
(donations gratefully received).
Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St,
Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks
Boots and Shoes.
Saturday September 28th 2019 2 – 3 pm Venue: Truckenbrod Pop-Up Gallery, 517 SW 2nd St. Corvallis Free Admission
Jon will be performing at Joan Truckenbrod’s gallery in the setting of Julia Bradshaw’s SURVEY artwork exhibition featuring a mixture of classical guitar music from around the world that reaches out to the moon and beyond.
Jon teaches out of his music studio in the Madison Plaza, downtown Corvallis. Prior to moving to Oregon, he taught beginning and intermediate adult group guitar classes with the East San Jose Union High School District for a number of years and has taught privately for over a decade catering to students from 8 years to 70 years of age.
For aspiring classical guitarists, Jon recommends a structured approach to the guitar that matches repertoire with appropriate technique building exercises and is anchored with method books selected to meet your needs as a student. This provides a systematic approach to reading music and understanding music theory.
A typical weekly lesson will include practical exercises to build technique, develop music reading skills, and work on prepared pieces. Lessons cost $45 for 1 hour and $25 for 30 mins. Remember, for younger people, music and playing the guitar can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. For older people, it’s never too late to learn!
Please feel free to contact Jon to talk about your specific needs. Jon’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org Or call: 541 829 2092
In order to provide the local guitar community with a great range of classical guitars, Jon has just begun selling Córdoba instruments from his studio in downtown Corvallis. Córdoba offers an excellent range of guitars of very high quality and for very affordable prices. Finding the right guitar is important in terms of inspiring our musical soul and enabling us to achieve our full potential as musicians. For this reason Jon felt it important to provide the growing local classical scene with the opportunity to try out guitars that offer different characteristics in terms of sound, feel, sizes, and for a range of budgets. If you wish to find the classical guitar that is right for you, please contact Jon by phone or email to arrange an appointment and he will introduce you to the wonderful world of Córdoba classical guitars.