November 2018: Corvallis Guitar Society Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter Corvallis Guitar Society


Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Dear Guitar Friends,

As we approach the last Guitar Society meeting of the year, I am delighted to welcome Oregonian David Tutmark as our featured artist. David is a classical guitarist actively performing in the Pacific Northwest and is known for his visceral yet polished style of playing, and consistently delivers captivating performances of traditional and contemporary classical guitar. 

Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University.  After earning a Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from PSU, David began a busy performance career, giving over 300 performances between 2012-2015 alone.  Today David continues to maintain a busy schedule as a performer and teacher of guitar. 

Check out David’s website where you can also listen to some of the lovely music he plays.

The December 3rd 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: – 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 December 3rd 2018
7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:45 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
7:45 – 8:10 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00 pm Featured Artist: David Tutmark

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.

The Opening Corvallis Guitar Society Winter Concert, Saturday December 15th, 3-4pm at Corvallis-Benton County Library

As we approach the end of the year, the grand finale for 2018 will be the opening Winter Guitar Series Concert at the Corvallis-Benton County Library on Saturday December 15th from 3- 4pm. The concert will feature the Corvallis Guitar Society Group Ensemble performing a range of classical music from around the world including the world premier of two works by Oregonian composer Jason Heald. The event will be rounded out by duet and solo performances by members of the Guitar.

Entrance is FREE and open to the public. Mark your calendars!

The remainder of the Winter  Concert Series will feature fabulous guitarists from around Oregon!
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:

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

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 December 3rd at our next monthly meeting,

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society