Open Ensemble Session Music Scores & Parts for February 4th Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the music we will be playing in the open ensemble session at the February 4th Guitar Society meeting at Odd Fellows Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and join in! 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, just come along and have fun. This is the order in which we will play. Scroll down for more information about the meeting.

Planxty Irwin (Turlough O’Carolan) arr. A. Forrest

Drink to Me Only (Anon.) arr. A. Forrest

Nimrod (Edward Elgar Enigma Variations) arr. Hirsch
The full score and parts cannot be posted online for copyright reasons. If you wish to choose a part, email me at jmds157@yahoo.com

Stare Ljubavi (Delo Jusic) arr. A Forrest

Mysterious Barricades (Francois Couperin) arr. A Forrest
Note: the Requinto part can be played as written on a standard guitar with a capo on the 5th fret. Although the Bass part is written in the bass clef, note-wise it’s equivalent to the bass line of guitar part 3 (treble clef), but one octave lower.

I look forward to seeing you on February 4th at the upcoming Meeting (more details about the meeting below)
Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President Corvallis Guitar Society

January 2019 : Corvallis Guitar Society Newsletter

Dear Guitar Friends,

The next GUITAR SOCIETY MEETING is MONDAY FEBRUARY 4th 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

The featured artist for this meeting will be the ONE AND ONLY Cameron O’Connor,the best classical guitarist in this neck of the woods, and OSU’s guitar program instructor. Cameron will take us on a guitar trip around the world with stops in Germany, US, Japan, and Brazil as well as some original compositions. Listening to Cameron play is breathtaking and inspiring, so come along and enjoy.

Cameron O’Connor

To bring local guitarists out of the woodwork the February 4th meeting will also include an OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION featuring music that will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting  https://corvallisguitarsociety.org . 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.

AGENDA MONDAY February 4th 2019
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: Cameron O’Connor

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 3rd GUITAR SOCIETY WINTER CONCERT featuring JAMES BISHOP EDWARDS and CAMERON O’CONNOR

Saturday February 16th 3-4pm

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

Cameron O’Connor
James Bishop-Edwards

Local classical guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor will be joining together with Ashland’s James Bishop-Edwards to deliver a fabulous combination of solo and duet performances. Expect an entertaining combination of music styles from around the world, and original compositions. Here’s the program:

1.       Fantasy op. 54 by Fernando Sor

Andante

Andantino

Allegro – dance in the Spanish style

2.  Original solos by Cameron

3.  Rhapsody Japan by Shingo Fujii

Sakura

Hana

Hamabe-no Uta

Zui-Zui

Furusato

4.  Original solos by James

5. Beatlerianas by Leo Brouwer

She’s leaving home

Penny Lane

The Fool on the hill

6.   Dos Guitarras  (World Premier)  by  Jason Heald

Animado

Fluido

Bossa nova

FLAMENCO PACIFICO Return to the MAJESTIC THEATER

Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm

Venue: Majestic Theater, Corvallis

Tickets available online: http://www.majestic.org/

The PNW’s premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by maestro Berto Boyd returns to the Majestic to take listeners on a journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, due in no small part to the spine-tingling duende, or trance-like spirit unleashed by the music. The event will also feature inspired dancing by Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz, the passionate vocals and guitar artistry of guitarist/singer Grant Ruiz, and driving rhythms by dynamic percussionist Terry Longshore. Flamenco Pacifico takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco.

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA at The LaSells Stewart Concert Center

February 8th at 7:30pm

Venue: The LaSells Stewart Concert Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis

Tickets: $30-35 advance, $35-40 door. OSU students free with ID (limited to 100 tickets). CAFA discounts apply, subject. For more information: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/school-arts-and-communication-music-performance-and-visual-arts-events-theatre/flamenco-vivo-carlota-santana

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s newest production “Voces del Sur” is a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucía, the Southern region of Spain known as the “cradle of flamenco.” Andalucía has been the home to a diverse group of cultures, each with its own language and traditions. Arabic, Gypsy and Sephardic Jewish influences, blending together over the centuries, are seen today in the extraordinarily rich diversity of art, literature, dance and music. From these many “voces” (voices) Flamenco Vivo’s dancers and musicians pay tribute to the unique culture of Andalucía as well as the greater Hispanic/Latino people.

Guitar at OSU Presents: CONCERT & MASTERCLASS by SCOTT KRITZER

CONCERT February 12th at 7:30pm

Community Hall 303

1650 SW Pioneer Place, OSU

Free and open to the public

MASTERCLASS February 13th at 6:00pm

Community Hall 204

1650 SW Pioneer Place, OSU

Free and open to the public

Scott is a great classical guitarist and teacher. His consummate commitment to technical excellence as the solid structure beneath an unparalleled sense of musicality brought him over two decades of accolades from audiences and critics alike in concert halls from around the world.

After his debut at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times reviewed Scott Kritzer as:

‘…intelligent and self-assured…with a sure technique and a musical sensitivity, he created an inner life in his playing, a thinking and caring musician.’
–Bernard Holland of the New York Times.

I look forward to seeing you on February 4th at our Guitar Society Meeting,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society

Updated December Newsletter No. 2: Corvallis Guitar Society

Dear Guitar Friends,

Please note that the venue for the Guitar Society Winter Concert Series is the Corvallis-Benton County Library, NOT Odd Fellows Hall as was stated in the original newsletter. My sincere apologies for any confusion.


Here is the updated newsletter with the venues corrected:

December 2018 Newsletter No. 2 Corvallis Guitar Society

Dear Guitar Friends, Happy New Year!

THE NEXT GUITAR SOCIETY MEETING IS MONDAY, January 7th 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

We kick off the New Year with the first Guitar Society meeting of 2019 welcoming 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. http://www.davidtutmarkguitar.com/

The January 7th meeting will also include a GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION which, following the wonderful Winter concert, will feature new music that is posted to the website. 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. https://corvallisguitarsociety.org/music-scores-for-january-7th-meeting-ensemble-session/

AGENDA MONDAY January 7th 2019
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 2nd Guitar Society Winter Concert Sunday January 13th, 3-4pm

The Oregon Guitar Quartet!

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

The critically acclaimed Oregon Guitar Quartet is an ensemble of four of the finest classical guitarists residing in Portland, Oregon. The group’s members Mario Diaz, John Mery, Jesse McCann and Bryan Johanson have been performing and recording together for nearly a decade. Their 2010 debut album Something Wondrous Fair was met with outstanding approval. Their concert programs constantly change and feature some of the most exciting and often daring arrangements for guitar quartet. Their literature spans the centuries and includes original compositions by fellow member and internationally renowned composer Bryan Johanson.

The 3rd Guitar Society Winter Concert Saturday February 16th, 3-4pm

James Bishop Edwards and Cameron O’Connor

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public


James Bishop Edwards

Cameron O’Connor

Local classical guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor will be joining together with Ashland’s James Bishop-Edwards to deliver a fabulous combination of solo and duet performances. The music will range from the 16th to modern 20th century arrangements for classical style guitars. Early music will also be performed on vihuelas, a guitar-shaped string instrument from 15th- and 16th-century developed by Spanish musicians as an instrument on which to perform polyphonic music. Expect a combination of wonderful music and historical insight.

FLAMENCO PACIFICO RETURN TO THE MAJESTIC THEATER

Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm

Venue: Majestic Theater, Corvallis

Tickets available online: http://www.majestic.org/calendar/#event=13743129

The PNW’s premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by maestro Berto Boyd returns to the Majestic to take listeners on a journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, due in no small part to the spine-tingling duende, or trance-like spirit unleashed by the music. The event will also feature inspired dancing by Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz, the passionate vocals and guitar artistry of guitarist/singer Grant Ruiz, and driving rhythms by dynamic percussionist Terry Longshore, Flamenco Pacifico takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco.

I look forward to seeing you on January 7th at our first 2019 Guitar Society Meeting,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society