Guitar Society Meeting June 6th 2022 Was Great!

Our Monthly Meeting at Odd Fellows Hall featured a very good ensemble session led by Isaac Engel, and a great Open Stage session also featuring Isaac and his Fiancé Leah Burleson playing guitar/cello duet.

Then Cameron O’Connor led the OSU Ensemble Featured Artist Concert, and it was WONDERFUL!

Thank you everyone for coming, playing, and enjoying the event. We will now take a break over the summer, and our monthly meetings will start up again on Monday September 12th 2022. Look forward to seeing you then.

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.

Other Events: David Rogers, Classical Crossover Guitar

Philomath, OR–solo guitarist David Rogers performs a concert Friday, July 29 at 7:00pm Cardwell Hill Cellars, 24241 Cardwell Hill Dr., Philomath, OR 97370 (541) 929-9463, Admission: $10.00 cover  chapel@cardwellhillwine.com  https://cardwellhillwine.com

More details of David’s event is on the “Other Events” neighbouring TAB

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting 7:00pm, June 6th, 2022

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

Summary

  • We have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the Guitar Society monthly meeting June 6th
  • Isaac Engle will be running the Ensemble Session, and the music is available here on the website
  • Joaquin Gallegos is a Concert Flamenco Guitarist from Santa Fe New Mexico. He is visiting us on June 6th, and is going to play in the Open Stage session
  • This meeting will start at 7:00pm June 6th (30 minutes early) to facilitate plenty of people performing!

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, June 6th, 7:00 – 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.

The agenda features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artists:
7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:35 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:15 – 8:25 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:25 – 9:30 pm Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble Featured Artists

Featured Artist: Cameron O’Conner’s OSU Ensemble
The OSU Guitar Ensemble performs a smorgasbord of music for large and small ensembles, featuring premieres of Cameron O’Connor’s arrangements for guitar orchestra and including excerpts from J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (with vocalist), American and Brazilian folksongs, and a Queen medley. Music for guitar duo, trio, and quartet is also featured (music ranging from Fernando Sor to Joe Hisaishi’s Japanese film soundtracks). There’s something for everyone in this fantastically diverse program! 

Open Stage
The Open Stage is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It is also going to include a special guest artist Joaquin Gallegos! Joaquin is a Concert Flamenco Guitarist from Santa Fe New Mexico, and he has concerts in Seattle before coming down and checking out our Society meeting. He just released a new album, and you can learn more about him here: http://joaquingallegos.com/

Open Guitar Ensemble
Isaac Engle is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate.

Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session.
The scores for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and Lou Warde are free, and open to the public: CLICK on Gymnopédie & Greek Dance to download the music:

Eternal Flame, by The Bangles (1988) Arr: by Derek Hasted
Gymnopédie No. 1  by Erik Satie (1888), Arr. by Lou Warde
Greek Dance by Andrew Forrest

In order to get the Eternal Flame arrangement by Derek Hasted, email Isaac Engel, 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.

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

  1. Eternal Flame:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqVvQfdNzeE
  2. Gymnopédie No. 1: http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html
  3. Greek Dance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGTprI_fv68

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 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