Corvallis Guitar Society Upcoming Events April, May, June 2022

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

Summary

  • We have Brandon Azbill coming as featured artist at the Guitar Society monthly meeting on May 2nd.
  • And we have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the Guitar Society monthly meeting June 6th.
  • Berto Boyd is performing a solo guitar show at the Old World Deli, Corvallis this Friday April 22nd from 7 to 9 PM, Free Admission
  • Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco Dancer performing with Diego Amador Jr. singer & guitarist, at Whiteside Theater, Tuesday April 26th, 7pm.

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, May 2nd, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Featured Artist Brandon Azbill
Brandon Azbill is an award-winning classical guitarist, teacher & composer.

In Spring of 2021, Brandon completed a Master of Science in Music with an emphasis on somatic education for guitarists (Body Mapping) at Portland State University and in 2019 he completed a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at PSU. Some of his most influential teacher’s include Jesse McCann, Cameron O’Connor, Rich Hurdle, and Bryan Johanson. Brandon actively shares his passion for music with others through education and performance of many musical styles.

You can check out his music on his website: https://brandonazbill.com/music

We are also going to have the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

At this point, masks are no longer required at the monthly meetings.

The agenda features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artist:
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:05 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:05 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Brandon Azbill Featured Artist

Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session; CLICK on them to download the music:

Drink to Me Only, 17th Century English Melody, Arr. by Andrew Forrest

Le Phenix Allegro Part 1  by Michelle Corrette (1705-1795), Arr. by Andrew Forrest (Just Part 1 Allegro, we are not playing Adagio Part 2, and Allegro Part 3)

Air, by J J Bach,  Arr. by Lou Warde

The pieces for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and Lou Warde are free, and open to the public, and the scores/parts are available here on the website (see above). When you look at the pieces, decide which part(s) you wish to play, and let Isaac Engel know so he can ensure all the parts are covered: isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com , Then bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

You can practice your parts ahead of time with online recordings:

  1. Drink To Me Only: http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/DrinkMeOnly.mp3
  2. Le Phenix: http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Phenix.mp3
  3. Air: http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html

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.

Berto Boyd Solo Guitar Show at the Old World Deli, Corvallis
Our Artistic Director Berto Boyd is doing a concert this week. He is a wonderful flamenco guitarist, and is a great classical musician, and will be performing from 7pm to 9pm.
https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events

Flamenco Show at the Whiteside Theatre
Tuesday April 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $20/25.

https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/

Diego Amador Jr. is a virtuoso Guitarist and Singer from Seville where he was born into a family considered “Flamenco royalty.”

Savannah Fuentes, is a stunning dancer born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Berto caught their performance in Portland recently and gave them rave reviews!

Enjoy!

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting April 4th, 2022

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, April 4th, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

At this point, masks are no longer required at the monthly meetings.

New Information!
Isaac Engel has joined the Board of the Corvallis Guitar Society!
We have Featured Artists planned for each of the next three Monthly Meetings.
Ryan Walsh is our Featured Artist on the monthly meeting Monday, April 4th, (see details below).
We have Brandon Azbill coming as featured artist on the monthly meeting on May 2nd.
And we have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the monthly meeting June 6th .

The April 4th Monthly Meeting Agenda
Features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artist:
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:10 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:10 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Ryan Walsh Featured Artist

Featured Artist Ryan Walsh
After his graduation at the University of Oregon, Ryan decided to follow the call of his passion and went to Spain, the birthplace of the guitar. He met up with Ricardo Gallen, one of the world’s greatest, living classical guitarist, and this set him upon a path that led to Seville’s renowned Conservatorio Superior, and the unsurpassed tutelage of Paco Cantón.

His repertoire is exceptionally wide and varied, and includes Spanish and South American composers, such as Albéniz, Tárrega, Granados, Sor, Villa-Lobos, Barrios, and Lauro, also more contemporary composers such as Roland Dyens and Leo Brouwer. Other notable composers include, J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Eric Satie, Johann Mertz, Joaquin Malats, Stanley Meyers, Mozart, Aguado, and several of his own pieces! You can check out his website: https://ryanwalshguitar.com/

We are also going to have the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Here are the four pieces of music for the ensemble session:
Martin said to his Man, by Thomas Ravenscroft, Arr. by Andrew Forrest
Spagnoletta, by M. Praetorius (1571-1621), Arr. by Andrew Forrest
The Water is Wide, English/Scottish Folk Song, Arr. by Andrew Forrest
Danza from Cancion Y Danza No.1, by Antonio Pipo, Arr. by Derek Hasted

The pieces for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest are free, and open to the public, and you can click on them above and download. In order to get the arrangement by Derek Hasted, email Isaac Engel, our new Board Member: isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com
When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let Isaac know as soon as you can, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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.

Enjoy!

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting March 7th 2022

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, March 7th, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Our monthly meeting is providing everyone the opportunity to bring their guitars and play! We are going to focus on the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

At this point, given Covid 19, we do need to wear masks at the monthly meetings.

The agenda features Open Ensemble and Open Stage:
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:30 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:30 – 8:40 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.

Here are the five pieces of music for the ensemble session:

Spagnoletta, by M. Praetorius (1571-1621), Arr. by Andrew Forrest

Stare Ljubavi, by Delo Jusic (1939-2019) a Croatian Song, Arr. by Andrew Forrest

Joropo, by Andrew Forrest

The Sage Leaf, from the English Dancing Master (1670), Arr. by Andrew Forest

Danza from Cancion Y Danza No.1, by Antonio Pipo, Arr. by Derek Hasted

The pieces for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest are free, and open to the public, and the scores/parts are available by clicking on them above. To get the arrangement by Derek Hasted, email me jmds157@yahoo.com. When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let me know, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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.

Enjoy! Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society