Dear Guitar Friends,
Welcome back after the summer break!
We are looking forward to kicking off the Guitar Society Fall activities in September with our regular monthly meeting on September 9th. This is the second Monday of September (the first is Labor Day) and we have also changed the meeting start time from 7pm to 7:30pm going forward. Our featured artist will be the great Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento!
We are also delighted to announce a Guitar Society concert featuring our esteemed west coast classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon at Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday November 17th 3 – 5pm.
We have also set up our winter concert series at the Corvallis-Benton County Library and the opening event will be on Saturday December 14th featuring the Corvallis Guitar Society Ensemble, and other Guitar Society members.
Mark your calendars, come along and enjoy these events!
More details below:
The next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday September 9th 7:30-9:30PM
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Yuri Liberzon Concert, Sunday November 17th 3 – 5pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Yuri will be coming to Corvallis as part of his Oregon tour in November, and those of you who may have heard him play before will all know how good a classical guitarist he is. If you haven’t, here’s what other people have to say:
“…If there were anyone in the classical guitar world that could manage to combine musical elegance with architectural logic, it would be Yuri Liberzon.”
Classical Guitar Magazine
“‘Hearing Yuri play is like opening a bottle of wine and realizing that you have just tasted one of the best wines you will ever experience. Ever.”
Stephen Roberts, President, Sacramento Guitar Society
Born in Novosibirsk, Russia and raised in Israel, Yuri has been recognized for his impressive technical ability and musicality. Based on his achievements in the field of music, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services granted him Permanent Residency as an ‘Alien of Extraordinary Ability’. Yuri has given a countless number of concerts across the United State, multiple media appearances, and has released two albums in collaboration with Grammy winning sound engineer and producer Nahuel Bronzini: Solo album “Ascension” released in 2015 – music from Bach to Beatles and Keith Jarrett, and “¡Acentuado!” released in 2017 – music of composer Astor Piazzolla featuring a collaboration with flutist Josué Casillas. Yuri has transcribed music of Domenico Scarlatti and Johann Sebastian Bach for guitar, and is also a great teacher!
If you want to know even more about Yuri, check out his website: https://www.yuriguitar.com/
Winter Guitar Series Opening Concert: Saturday, December 14th 3 – 4pm
Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Library Free & Open to the Public
This concert will feature the Guitar Society Ensemble performing a range of music from around the world, as well as duets and solo’s by guitar society members. Rehearsals for the Guitar Ensemble begin at the upcoming Guitar Society meeting on Sept. 9th. Two more concerts have been scheduled as part of the series on Saturday February 15th and Saturday March 21st 2020. Details of these two concerts will follow.
Peppino D’Agostino Guitar Workshop, Thursday Sept. 26th 6:00PM
For those of you also interested in acoustic guitar styles, Peppino D’Agostino is doing a 1.5 hour workshop here in Corvallis on Thursday September 26th at 6pm; $30 per person. Peppino is a great guitarist and happened to be in the first guitar event I saw in the U.S. performing with classical maestro David Tanenbaum in their famous Classic/Steel duet concert. If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact:
Sharon Thormahlen Harps 1876 SW Brooklane Corvallis, OR 97333
Space is limited- call to reserve: 541 753-4334
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events,
President, Corvallis Guitar Society