October 2018: Corvallis Guitar Society Newsletter

THE NEXT GUITAR SOCIETY MEETING IS MONDAY October 1st 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

Dear Guitar Friends,

It’s already time for the next Guitar Society meeting and I am delighted to announce that jazz guitarist Will Brahm, will be our featured artist. Born in Portland Oregon, Will graduated from the Cole Conservatory of music at Cal State Long Beach, LA in 2012 and went on to form his world music group “Homenaje“, releasing their debut album “La Mariposa y el Mentiroso” in 2017. He tours extensively within the US and has also toured to Asia, Canada, and Europe with his music. If you like Pat Metheny, you will like Will Brahm! Check out his website for more details: http://willbrahm.com/

Also at the October 1st meeting we will continue the Open Guitar Ensemble where EVERYONE is welcome to bring their guitar and join in. The ensemble music is already posted to the website:

http://corvallisguitarsociety.org/ensemble-music-2018-society-meeting/ – download the scores and decide which parts you might like to play, print them out and bring to the meeting. The goal of the Open Ensemble is to perform at the first Winter Guitar Concert which will take place at the Corvallis-Benton County Library on Saturday December 15th. It’s okay if you choose not to be in the concert – still bring your guitar to the Society meeting and join in!

AGENDA MONDAY October 1st 2018
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:40 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.

7:45 – 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: Will Brahm

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.

Upcoming Guitar Society Meetings

Our Artistic Director Berto Boyd has done a great job lining up top quality featured artists for our 2018 Guitar Society Meetings:

Monday November 5th: Wenjun Qi

Monday December 3rd: David Tutmark

Winter Guitar Concert Series: Corvallis Guitar Society and Corvallis-Benton County Library

The Guitar Society has set up a Winter Concert Series in cooperation with the Corvallis-Benton County Library. The first concert will be on Saturday December 15th from 3pm – 4pm and will feature music by local guitar aficionados and the Guitar Society Group Ensemble.  All guitarists are welcome to participate in the Guitar Society Group Ensemble section of the program; rehearsals take place at all the upcoming First Monday Guitar Society Meetings, and the music is already posted to the website; download the scores and decide which parts you might like to play, print them out and bring to the meetings.

The Winter Concert Series is as follows:

Saturday December 15th, 3-4pm Guitar Society Group Ensemble and local guitarists

Saturday January 19th, 3-4pm Program TBD

Saturday February 16th, 3-4pm Program TBD

LOTS MORE UPCOMING GUITAR EVENTS…. 

The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra Featuring Berto Boyd

Our Artistic Director and guitar Maestro Berto Boyd will be performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major together with the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra.

 Saturday December 1st 7pm and Sunday December 2nd 3pm 2018

Venue:  Chemeketa Community College Auditorium – Bldg 6, E Campus Loop
4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97309

Information and Tickets are available now: http://www.salemphil.org/concerts/upcoming-performances/

Program: SIBELIUS, Spring Song, CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major, BRAHMS, Symphony No. 1

The inaugural concert of OSU’s Guitar En Route Series

Featuring Oregon Symphony violinist Ryan Lee, along with OSU’s own guitarist Cameron O’Connor in:  A Tale of Two Cities – a concert juxtaposing the guitar cultures of 1820s Vienna and modern-day Buenos Aires and featuring the music of Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, and Mauro Giuliani.

Entrance is FREE

Tuesday Nov.  6th  at 7:30pm

Venue: Community Hall 303 (Formerly Benton Hall 303)

The OSU Wind Ensemble Featuring Cameron O’Connor

Features OSU guitar faculty Cameron O’Connor in the Oregon premiere of Stephen Goss’ Concerto of Colours, an adventurous and virtuosic new work.

Sunday December 2nd , 3pm

Venue: the La Sells Stewart Center.

The OSU Guitar Ensemble Fall Concert

Join us 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).

I look forward to seeing you on October 1st at our next monthly meeting,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society

Upcoming: Society Meeting and Second Annual Guitar Festival!

We are fast approaching the exciting summit of 2018 with the pending Guitar Society Meeting on June 4th followed by the 2nd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival on Friday June 8th and Saturday 9th.

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:

 

THE NEXT GUITAR SOCIETY MEETING IS MONDAY JUNE 4TH 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The featured artists for the upcoming Guitar Society meeting are the newly formed OSU Guitar Ensemble under the baton of Cameron O’Connor. The members of the growing ensemble include OSU students as well as members of the Guitar Society. This will be a great way to wrap up the first six months of Society meetings for 2018 that have featured great artists, workshops, music, and community participation.

The workshop at the meeting will be conducted by our very own Berto Boyd on the subject of music theory. Come along, bring your guitar and join in, or just bring your ears to enjoy a wonderful evening of local music.

AGENDA
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:35pm Guitar Workshop on Music Theory by Berto Boyd
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 Artists: OSU Guitar Ensemble directed by 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.

 

SECOND ANNUAL CORVALLIS GUITAR FESTIVAL

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

FEATURING CONCERTS BY GRISHA GORYACHEV AND CAMERON O’CONNOR

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

FARMERS MARKET JUNE 2ND

Date: June 2nd, 2018
Time: 9:30 pm  to  1:00 pm
Members of the Guitar Society will be performing at the farmers market June 2nd and promoting the upcoming Guitar Festival. Come along and check it out and, if you want to play, let me know!

I look forward to seeing you on June 4th at our next monthly meeting,

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society