Events

Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting Monday December 3rd 2018

7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:45 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.

7:45 – 8:10 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00 pm Featured Artist: David Tutmark

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 Opening Corvallis Guitar Society Winter Concert, Saturday December 15th, 3-4pm at Corvallis-Benton County Library

As we approach the end of the year, the grand finale for 2018 will be the opening Winter Guitar Series Concert at the Corvallis-Benton County Library on Saturday December 15th from 3- 4pm. The concert will feature the Corvallis Guitar Society Group Ensemble performing a range of classical music from around the world including the world premier of two works by Oregonian composer Jason Heald. The event will be rounded out by duet and solo performances by members of the Guitar.

Entrance is FREE and open to the public. Mark your calendars!

The remainder of the Winter  Concert Series will feature fabulous guitarists from around Oregon!

Sunday January 13th, 3-4pm The Oregon Guitar Quartet

Saturday February 16th, 3-4pm James Bishop Edwards and Cameron O’Connor

 

The OSU Guitar Ensemble Fall concert

Join Cameron O’Connor and the OSU Guitar Ensemble for an evening of both large and intimate chamber works featuring arrangements of Handel, Bach, Faure, and more!

Wednesday, Nov. 28th  at 7 pm

Venue: Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall).

THE NEXT GUITAR SOCIETY MEETING IS MONDAY SEPT 10TH 2018 7-9PM
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Looking forward, the Guitar Society is taking a break over the summer and we will get back together again at the September Guitar Society meeting.

At that meeting we will re-start the open guitar ensemble in Sept where EVERYONE is welcome to bring their guitar and join in. The ensemble music will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting – download the scores and decide which parts you might like to play, print them out and bring to the meeting. We will be working towards a winter guitar concert that will feature the ensemble and we will practice the pieces at each subsequent meeting. It’s okay if you chose not to be in the concert – still bring your guitar and join in!

We are still closing on the featured artists who will perform at the upcoming meetings, so watch this space…

AGENDA MONDAY SEPT 10th
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:35pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website one week before the meeting.
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: To be confirmed

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.

I look forward to seeing you on September 10th at our next monthly meeting,

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society

FEATURING CONCERTS BY GRISHA GORYACHEV AND CAMERON O’CONNOR

Weekend of June 8th and 9th
Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church 8th St Downtown Corvallis

Many of you know Cameron O’Connor who will be opening the festival for us on Friday June 8th and we are all excited to hear his exceptional talent in the world of classical guitar. But should you want to know more about Grisha Goryachev who is the Saturday night concert maestro, I recommend you read Tom Strini’s post on the Corvallis Review which he published after interviewing Grisha. Tom is a great writer and Grisha an extraordinary guitarist with a fascinating history so I highly recommend you check out the collision of these two talents here:
https://corvallisreview.blogspot.com/2018/05/corvallis-guitar-festival-grisha.html

Also check out the following video which summarizes the Festival:

Tickets available downtown Corvallis at Grassroots Books and Music on 2nd St. and tickets are also available online at Brown Paper Tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3405445

Fri. June 8th Cameron O’Connor $15 advanced $20 at the door
Sat. Jun 9th Grisha Goryachev $20 advanced $25 at the door
A festival package including tickets for both concerts and a Festival T Shirt featuring this beautiful design by local artist Jennifer Lommers is available for $52

Design by Jennifer Lommers

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
All festival events will take place at the 1st Presbyterian Church downtown Corvallis: 114 SW 8th St.

Friday  June 8th
7:30pm                         Opening Concert: Classical Maestro Cameron O’Connor

Saturday June 9th
10:00am – 12:00pm Masterclass with Grisha Goryachev: 4 students, 30 mins each
                Free and open to the public: In the Sanctuary

12:00 – 1:00pm                 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00pm            Workshop with Cameron O’Connor & Tom Strini: Exhibition and demonstration of historically significant and famous guitars from an anonymous private collection. Join moderator Tom Strini and performer Cameron O’Connor for a discussion on the development of the guitar through showcasing a 100-year span of instruments from builders Ramirez, Hauser II, Romanillos, and Elliot.
Location:  Free and open to the public: In the Sanctuary

2:00 – 3:00pm            Workshop with Berto Boyd & Grant Ruiz: How to play Flamenco Rumba: Learn to play the popular 4/4 rhythm from Spain. Students will learn basic strumming patterns & techniques with an introduction of how to improvise over the chord changes. Bring your guitar!
Location: Free and Open to the Public in the Allison Room

3:00 – 3:15pm                    BREAK

3:15 – 4:15pm             Workshop with Mickey Jones:  Practice Techniques for the Hands and the Mind: An introduction to practice approaches that will help the guitarist get the most out of their practices by addressing focus, concentration, problem solving, and musical imagination. Appropriate for all levels, bring your guitar!
Location: Free and Open to the Public in the Allison Room

4:15 – 5:15pm              Workshop with Mario Diaz (of the Oregon Guitar Quartet) : Musica Costeña: An introduction to the instruments and different musical forms from the coast of Peru. We will break down the respective rhythms and accompaniment techniques in Landó, Festejo, Marinera and more. Bring your guitar!
Location: Free and Open to the Public in the Allison Room

5:15 – 7pm                       DINNER

7:30pm- —                 Closing Concert: Flamenco/Classical Maestro Grisha Goryachev

 

I look forward to seeing you at the Festival,

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, 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.

Flamenco Pacifico

March 23 @ 7:30pm
Majestic Theatre Main Stage
Tickets: $28-30 Available online: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=77438

Premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by Berto Boyd returns to the Majestic to take listeners on a journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, due in no small part to the spine-tingling duende, or trance-like spirit unleashed by the music. Additionally, this concert will feature special guest artist and dancer Melissa Cruz from the Bay Area.

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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.

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Duo demitasse Spring Concert Presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society and Corvallis Arts Center

Sunday April 8th 2018 3pm – 5pm

Corvallis Arts Center

Tickets $25 Available at Grass Roots Books and Music, Corvallis, and on line at Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3355559

We are very pleased to be working with the Corvallis Arts Center to present the spring concert on the afternoon of Sunday April 8th at the Corvallis Arts Center, downtown Corvallis. This promises to be a fantastic musical experience featuring two top flight musicians who will be performing a combination of solo and duet works. You can check out more about these two great talents on their respective websites:

The local Guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor

http://www.cameronoconnor.com/video.html

Pianist Hui Wu

http://www.huiwupianist.com/media/

And feel free to share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/194089658031485/

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Guitar Festival  Weekend of June 8th and 9th

FEATURING GRISHA GORYACHEV AND CAMERON O’CONNOR

Following the success of our first festival in 2017, we will be presenting Corvallis’ Second Annual Guitar Festival in June 2018. We are delighted local maestro Cameron O’Connor is going to open the event for us with the Friday night concert and equally delighted that our Saturday night Concert Artist will be Grisha Goryechev. A native of St Petersburg, Russia, now residing in the US, Grisha is an extraordinarily talented and internationally famous classical and flamenco guitarist. He has plenty of postings on YouTube so you can check him out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCak0-0WNw&list=RDgMCak0-0WNw#t=45

He will also be presenting the festival Master-Class on Saturday morning.

You can find out more about Grisha here http://www.grishaguitar.com/