October & November 2018: Corvallis Guitar Society Newsletter


Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

Dear Guitar Friends,

November the 5th is Bonfire Night (courtesy of Guy Fawkes) and the explosive celebration we have planned here in Corvallis at the Guitar Society meeting will feature fine classical guitarist Wenjun Qi!

Dr. Qi is a versatile classical guitarist and Director of the Guitar Program at Southern Oregon University. Wenjun received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University Of Southern California Thornton School of Music. In her solo guitar performance, she embraces different genres such as jazz, electronic, and rock in addition to traditional classical guitar composition. Wenjun is an enthusiastic guitarist who has performed in concerts on both sides of the Pacific Ocean including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Medford, Ashland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Fuzhou.

The November 5th meeting will also continue the Open Guitar Ensemble where EVERYONE is welcome to bring their guitar and join in. The ensemble music is already posted to the website: https://corvallisguitarsociety.org/ensemble-music-2018-society-meeting/ – download the scores and decide which parts you might like to play, print them out and bring to the meeting. The goal of the Open Ensemble is to perform at the first Winter Guitar Concert which will take place at the Corvallis-Benton County Library on Saturday December 15th. It’s okay if you choose not to be in the concert – still bring your guitar to the Society meeting and join in!

AGENDA MONDAY November 5th 2018
7:00 – 7:05pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:40 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
7:45 – 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: Dr. Wenjun Qi

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.

Winter Guitar Concert Series: Corvallis Guitar Society and Corvallis-Benton County Library

The Guitar Society has set up a Winter Concert Series in cooperation with the Corvallis-Benton County Library. Entrance is FREE and open to the public. Mark your calendars!

The first of three concerts will feature music by local guitar aficionados and the Guitar Society Group Ensemble.

Saturday December 15th, 3-4pm Guitar Society Group Ensemble and local guitarists
Sunday January 13th, 3-4pm The Oregon Guitar Quartet
Saturday February 16th, 3-4pm James Bishop Edwards and Cameron O’Connor


The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra Featuring Berto Boyd

Our Artistic Director and guitar Maestro Berto Boyd will be performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major together with the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra.

Saturday December 1st 7pm and Sunday December 2nd 3pm 2018

Venue:  Chemeketa Community College Auditorium – Bldg 6, E Campus Loop
4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97309

Information and Tickets are available now: http://www.salemphil.org/concerts/upcoming-performances/

Program: SIBELIUS, Spring Song, CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major, BRAHMS, Symphony No. 1

The inaugural concert of OSU’s Guitar En Route Series

Featuring Oregon Symphony violinist Ryan Lee, along with OSU’s own guitarist Cameron O’Connor in:  A Tale of Two Cities – a concert juxtaposing the guitar cultures of 1820s Vienna and modern-day Buenos Aires and featuring the music of Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, and Mauro Giuliani.

Entrance is FREE

Tuesday Nov.  6th  at 7:30pm

Venue: Community Hall 303 (Formerly Benton Hall 303)

The OSU Wind Ensemble Featuring Cameron O’Connor

Features OSU guitar faculty Cameron O’Connor in the Oregon premiere of Stephen Goss’ Concerto of Colours, an adventurous and virtuosic new work.

Sunday December 2nd , 3pm

Venue: the La Sells Stewart Center.

The OSU Guitar Ensemble Fall concert

Join us for an evening of both large and intimate chamber works featuring arrangements of Handel, Bach, Faure, and more!

Wednesday, Nov. 28th  at 7 pm

Venue: Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall).

I look forward to seeing you on November 5th at our next monthly meeting.

Best Regards,

Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society