Corvallis Guitar Society

The Next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday May 7th 7-9pm

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

I am very excited to announce that Duo Tenebroso from Portland Oregon will be our featured artists at the meeting.

Duo Tenebroso is known for their warm musicality and singular interpretations and combines the powerful playing and excellent musicianship of David Franzen with the award winning Kristen Waligora whose playing has been featured on NPR around the country as a champion of the emotional and expressive qualities of the classical guitar.

They will be releasing their debut album “Portrait” on May 30, 2018, which features the World Premiere recording of “La Danza Grotesque” by American composer Alexander Liss. The album also features new transcriptions for guitar duo of the five movement work “La Humana Primavera” by Spanish composer Víctor Carbajo as well as “Prólogo” from his work “Antígona.” Other music featured on the CD is music by Steve Reich, Sergio Assad, Érik Satie, Antonio Vivaldi, and Domenico Scarlatti. This sounds like great program and I am very much looking forward to hearing them play.

Check out their Website: https://duotenebroso.com/

I am also very pleased they will be conducting the workshop to open the guitar society meeting!

AGENDA
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:35pm Guitar Workshop conducted by David and Kristen – duo Tenebroso
7:40 – 8:10pm Open Stage; share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00pm Featured Artist from Portland Duo Tenebroso

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.

The Next Guitar Society meeting is Monday April 2nd 7-9pm Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

We are pleased to announce classical guitarist Travis Johnson as our featured artist and as the maestro who will conduct the guitar workshop.

AGENDA
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:40pm Guitar Workshop with Travis Johnson.
7:40 – 8:10pm Open Stage; share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00pm Featured Artist from Portland  Travis Johnson

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.

The Next Guitar Society meeting is Jan 8th 7-9pm Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
The first meeting of the year will be Monday January 8th 2016 (because the first Monday is January 1st and therefore a holiday). Following the great ensemble performance by members of the Guitar Society at the Winter Concert, we are taking a break and changing the meeting format for a couple of months. In January we are going to offer a guitar workshop for people to join in and enjoy, and extending the open stage.

7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:50pm Guitar Workshop – bring your guitar and learn some great technique from Flamenco maestro Berto Boyd!
7:50 – 8:00pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:00 – 9:00pm Open Stage

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.

  • The January Guitar Society meeting will be Monday January 8th 2016 (because the first Monday is January 1st)
  • Saturday January 20th 3pm Corvallis Library Winter Guitar Concert Series featuring Flamenco Guitar Duo Berto Boyd and Grant Ruiz
  • Saturday February 17th 3pm Corvallis Library Winter Guitar Concert Series featuring Jon Sharp classical guitar, and Soprano Rebecca Fromherz.
  • Spring Concert Presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society and Corvallis Arts Center Sunday April 8th 2018
    Concert featuring classical guitarist Cameron O’Connor and pianist Hui Wu. 
    We are very pleased to be working with the Corvallis Arts Center to present the spring concert on the afternoon of Sunday April 8th. This promises to be a fantastic musical experience featuring two top flight musicians who will be performing a combination of solo and duet works.
  • Guitar Festival  Weekend of June 8th and 9th.
    Following the success of our first festival in 2017, we will be presenting Corvallis’ Second Annual Guitar Festival in June 2018.
  • Check out more at the Corvallis Guitar Society Website


Thank you to everyone who came to the First Corvallis Guitar Festival June 9th and 10th and joined in the fun and enjoyed the amazing talent we had on stage. Our headline artist Adam del Monte put on a fantastic concert of classical and flamenco music on Saturday night and wowed the audience. If you missed it, check out this snippet of his concert…

 

@adamdelmonte tearing up some #bulerias on his encore for the recent #CorvallisGuitarFestival #flamencoguitar #corvallisguitarsociety #guitarfestival

Posted by Berto Boyd – Flamenco Guitarist and Composer on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

His Master Class Saturday morning was very insightful and I would like to thank local students Devon, Nathan, Paige, and Raven who took to the stage to perform for Adam during that session.

The workshops that were free and open to the public on Saturday afternoon were very well attended and people relished the chance to learn from some of the great local teachers & performers we have in Corvallis including Mickey Jones and Berto Boyd. And rising star Jaxon Williams, an Oregonian and Fulbright Scholar who opened the festival for us on Friday night with a wonderful performance and a great program, and shared his insights into what makes him so good with our workshop attendees. Thank you Jaxon!

We were very pleased with the turnout which surpassed our expectations and more so with the tremendous enthusiasm expressed by everyone who came. I would like to express my gratitude to the Benton County Cultural Coalition whose grant made this event possible as well as to our sponsors Shelton Faretta Guitars, Cordoba Guitars, Jon Sharp Guitar and Tom Strini.

I would like to thank Wayne and Lily from Hilltop Music, Phoenix Oregon, who displayed wonderful collection of fine instruments, current and historical, for our festival including a Hernandez guitar from 1922.

And finally thank you to our Board members for the hours of hard work they put in voluntarily. We are already looking forward to the Second Corvallis Guitar Festival!