2nd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival

Check out the following short video preview for the festival…

Tickets for the two concerts are on sale now

Cameron O’Connor $15 advanced $20 at the door
Grisha Goryachev $20 advanced $25 at the door
A festival package incuding both concerts and a Festival T Shirt featuring this beautiful design by local artist Jennifer Lommers is available for $52

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

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

 

Corvallis Folklore Society

Legendary Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor will be joined by guitarist Richard Mandel  for an electrifying concert of highlands, reels, jigs and more

Presented by Corvallis Folklore Society

Martha Room, First United Methodist, 11th & Monroe, Corvallis

Tickets:  $15 advance*/$17 door ($2 discount for CFS members)

* at Grassroots Books, 227 SW 2nd St

Advance tickets at www.tickettomato.com/event/5546

Plus:  Afternoon Workshops on May 17 !  ($7/$5 CFS members)

2pm:  DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment w/ Richard Mandel

4pm:  Irish Tunes for all Instruments w/ Gerry O’Connor

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