Corvallis Guitar Society: September 2019 Newsletter

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:

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,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society

The next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday September 9th 7:30-9:30 PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free and Open to the Public
Our Motto: Inspiration and Participation

Our inspiring featured artist for this meeting is the fabulous Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento (one of Berto’s all time favourites!) who plays both six and seven string guitars. Now living in Los Angeles, Fabiano was born into a musical family that goes back to his great-grand-father “Ladario Teixeira”, a virtuoso saxophone player, who contributed to the evolution of the instrument itself by adding more keys to the older “Aldolph Sax” version.  Check out Fabiano’s website for more information about him and his music:
And here’s a great solo piece he played at Guitar Salon International: Fabiano do Nascimento GSI

For participation, the September 9th meeting will also include our OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION. We will begin practicing the music we will be performing at the Winter Concert on December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library.  The music is posted below so 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 and the scores include parts suitable for all levels of playing. If you are not sure about performing in the concert, you are still welcome to come along to the meeting and join in with the ensemble.

AGENDA MONDAY September 9th 2019
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
8:15 – 8:40 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:40 – 8:50 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:50 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist: Fabiano do Nascimento

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.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society

Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for September 9th Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting September 9th at Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7:30 pm. These are the pieces we plan on performing at the Guitar Society Winter Concert on Saturday December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library. We will rehearse in this order starting with the first four pieces. Everyone is welcome to come and join in. The parts suitably reflect different levels of playing, so 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, and don’t feel obliged to perform in the concert. The goal is to encourage all local guitarists to pick up their guitars, come along and have fun!

The full score and parts for Nimrod cannot be posted online for copyright reasons. If you wish to choose a part, email me at