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

 

March Newsletter and Events Vol 2.

OUR Spring Concert is THIS WEEKEND!

Ensemble Demitasse is  Cameron O’Connor (guitar) and Hui Wu (piano)
Presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society and The Arts Center
Sunday April 8th 2018 3pm – 5pm
Venue: The 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 The Arts Center to present the spring concert on the afternoon of Sunday April 8th at the The 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.

Here is a video of them performing Fandango by Boccherini:

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/

Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society