GRISHA GORYACHEV – Headliner of 2018 Corvallis Guitar Festival! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JUNE 8/9

Tickets are now Available for the 2nd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival

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

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE and you can get a discount if you buy the tickets early. Also a package including tickets for both concerts, plus a T Shirt featuring the specially designed Festival art work by local artist Jennifer Lommers is also available. Check out the details online at Brown Paper Tickets:
We will be presenting  Corvallis’ Second Annual Guitar Festival on the weekend of Friday June 8thand Saturday June 9th. We are delighted local maestro Cameron O’Connor is going to open the event for us with the Friday night concert and equally delighted that our Saturday night Concert Artist will be Grisha Goryechev. A native of St Petersburg, Russia, now residing in the US, Grisha is an extraordinarily talented and internationally famous classical and flamenco guitarist.

He will also be presenting the festival Master-Class on Saturday morning from 10:00 – 12:00 noon.
You can find out more about Grisha on Wikipedia:

April 2018 Newsletter and Events

The Next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday May 7th 7-9pm

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public
I am very excited to announce that Duo Tenebroso from Portland Oregon will be our featured artists at the meeting.

Duo Tenebroso is known for their warm musicality and singular interpretations and combines the powerful playing and excellent musicianship of David Franzen with the award winning Kristen Waligora whose playing has been featured on NPR around the country as a champion of the emotional and expressive qualities of the classical guitar.

They will be releasing their debut album “Portrait” on May 30, 2018, which features the World Premiere recording of “La Danza Grotesque” by American composer Alexander Liss. The album also features new transcriptions for guitar duo of the five movement work “La Humana Primavera” by Spanish composer Víctor Carbajo as well as “Prólogo” from his work “Antígona.” Other music featured on the CD is music by Steve Reich, Sergio Assad, Érik Satie, Antonio Vivaldi, and Domenico Scarlatti. This sounds like great program and I am very much looking forward to hearing them play.

Check out their Website:

I am also very pleased they will be conducting the workshop to open the guitar society meeting!

7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:35pm Guitar Workshop conducted by David and Kristen – duo Tenebroso
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 Artist from Portland Duo Tenebroso

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.

Fireside Recital 2018 at the Old Mill Center for Children and Families

Date: May 6, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm  to  6:00 pm

Berto Boyd and Mario Diaz (of the Oregon Guitar Quartet) are getting together to deliver an intimate recital of Flamenco and Classical guitar music in support of the Old Mill Center, a community-based, family-oriented center empowering children and families of diverse backgrounds to optimize their potential through specially designed education and therapy programs.

Tickets are $65 per person
Available online at:

OSU American String Series Featuring Blues Guitarist Guy Davis

7:30pm Wednesday May 9th
Venue: Majestic Theater, Corvallis

Guy Davis once said, “I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who’ve gone before us lying upon them.”  Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for over twenty years of songwriting and performing.  Guy has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji.  However, there’s one man that Guy most credits for his harmonica techniques, by stealing and crediting from him everything that he could, and that man is the legendary Sonny Terry.

For details and tickets go to:

I look forward to seeing you on May 7th at our next monthly meeting,

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society