Open Ensemble Session Music Scores & Parts for February 4th Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the music we will be playing in the open ensemble session at the February 4th Guitar Society meeting at Odd Fellows Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and join in! Take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, just come along and have fun. This is the order in which we will play. Scroll down for more information about the meeting.

Planxty Irwin (Turlough O’Carolan) arr. A. Forrest

Drink to Me Only (Anon.) arr. A. Forrest

Nimrod (Edward Elgar Enigma Variations) arr. Hirsch
The full score and parts cannot be posted online for copyright reasons. If you wish to choose a part, email me at

Stare Ljubavi (Delo Jusic) arr. A Forrest

Mysterious Barricades (Francois Couperin) arr. A Forrest
Note: the Requinto part can be played as written on a standard guitar with a capo on the 5th fret. Although the Bass part is written in the bass clef, note-wise it’s equivalent to the bass line of guitar part 3 (treble clef), but one octave lower.

I look forward to seeing you on February 4th at the upcoming Meeting (more details about the meeting below)
Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President Corvallis Guitar Society

January 2019 : Corvallis Guitar Society Newsletter

Dear Guitar Friends,


Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

The featured artist for this meeting will be the ONE AND ONLY Cameron O’Connor,the best classical guitarist in this neck of the woods, and OSU’s guitar program instructor. Cameron will take us on a guitar trip around the world with stops in Germany, US, Japan, and Brazil as well as some original compositions. Listening to Cameron play is breathtaking and inspiring, so come along and enjoy.

Cameron O’Connor

To bring local guitarists out of the woodwork the February 4th meeting will also include an OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION featuring music that will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting . Check out the scores online, download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome.

AGENDA MONDAY February 4th 2019
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: Cameron O’Connor

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 February 16th 3-4pm

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

Cameron O’Connor
James Bishop-Edwards

Local classical guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor will be joining together with Ashland’s James Bishop-Edwards to deliver a fabulous combination of solo and duet performances. Expect an entertaining combination of music styles from around the world, and original compositions. Here’s the program:

1.       Fantasy op. 54 by Fernando Sor



Allegro – dance in the Spanish style

2.  Original solos by Cameron

3.  Rhapsody Japan by Shingo Fujii



Hamabe-no Uta



4.  Original solos by James

5. Beatlerianas by Leo Brouwer

She’s leaving home

Penny Lane

The Fool on the hill

6.   Dos Guitarras  (World Premier)  by  Jason Heald



Bossa nova


Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm

Venue: Majestic Theater, Corvallis

Tickets available online:

The PNW’s premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by maestro 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. The event will also feature inspired dancing by Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz, the passionate vocals and guitar artistry of guitarist/singer Grant Ruiz, and driving rhythms by dynamic percussionist Terry Longshore. Flamenco Pacifico takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco.

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA at The LaSells Stewart Concert Center

February 8th at 7:30pm

Venue: The LaSells Stewart Concert Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis

Tickets: $30-35 advance, $35-40 door. OSU students free with ID (limited to 100 tickets). CAFA discounts apply, subject. For more information:

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s newest production “Voces del Sur” is a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucía, the Southern region of Spain known as the “cradle of flamenco.” Andalucía has been the home to a diverse group of cultures, each with its own language and traditions. Arabic, Gypsy and Sephardic Jewish influences, blending together over the centuries, are seen today in the extraordinarily rich diversity of art, literature, dance and music. From these many “voces” (voices) Flamenco Vivo’s dancers and musicians pay tribute to the unique culture of Andalucía as well as the greater Hispanic/Latino people.


CONCERT February 12th at 7:30pm

Community Hall 303

1650 SW Pioneer Place, OSU

Free and open to the public

MASTERCLASS February 13th at 6:00pm

Community Hall 204

1650 SW Pioneer Place, OSU

Free and open to the public

Scott is a great classical guitarist and teacher. His consummate commitment to technical excellence as the solid structure beneath an unparalleled sense of musicality brought him over two decades of accolades from audiences and critics alike in concert halls from around the world.

After his debut at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times reviewed Scott Kritzer as:

‘…intelligent and self-assured…with a sure technique and a musical sensitivity, he created an inner life in his playing, a thinking and caring musician.’
–Bernard Holland of the New York Times.

I look forward to seeing you on February 4th at our Guitar Society Meeting,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society