Fourth Annual Guitar Festival November 12th & 13th at the Whiteside Theatre, Corvallis

We are delighted to announce the upcoming Guitar Festival on Friday November 12th and Saturday November 13th at the Whiteside Theatre, Corvallis.

Tickets for the concerts are available on Facebook Events and from the Whiteside Theatre Events:

The Saturday night concert features the amazing internationally recognized Korean guitarist Jiji Kim. Jiji will also be providing the Masterclass on Saturday morning, November 13th, at the Whiteside Theatre.

Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary classical music to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship combined with compelling stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. As a major highlight of her 2019-20 season, Jiji performed Hillary Purrington’s concerto Harp of Nerves at Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra and conductor George Menahan.

The Friday night concert features our wonderful local maestro, Cameron O’Connor.

Award-winning and acclaimed as “stunning and emotive” (Eugene Register-Guard), Cameron is a prizewinner in many international competitions, including the Frances Walton and Tokyo International Guitar Competition. His playing has been featured in films, including James Franco’s Don Quixote and Scott Tennant’s instructional classic Pumping Nylon, and his performances have been featured on Seattle’s Classical 98.1 KingFM. As a composer, O’Connor’s Three Northwestern Scenes was chosen for a performance at the 21st Century Guitar Conference in Ottawa, Canada, and these will be included in the Friday night concert!

Friday, November 12th
7:00 – 9:30pm    Opening Concert featuring Cameron O’Connor

Saturday, November 13th
10:00am – 12:00pm Masterclass with Saturday Night Concert Artist Jiji Kim
4 students, 30 mins each, Free and open to the public

7:00 – 9:30pm       Closing Concert featuring nationally famous guitarist Jiji Kim

All of our festival events will also be made available to watch online for those who prefer not to attend an indoor event or are unable to make it to the Whiteside Theatre on those dates.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting, Monday November 1st, 2021

Bringing local guitarists out of the woodwork

Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Our monthly meeting is providing everyone the opportunity to bring their guitars and play! We are going to focus on the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music.

Agenda Monday November 1st, 2021
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:30 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:30 – 8:40 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.

Here are the five pieces of music for the ensemble session. Click on each one to download:

German Dance No. 12, Joseph Haydn Arr. Andrew Forrest

Callino Casturame, by William Byrd Arr. Andrew Forest

Champagnoise, After Claude Gervaise by Andrew Forrest

Le Phenix, Allegro No. 1, by Michelle Corrette, Arr. Andrew Forest. (Please note we will only play No. 1 Allegro, and we will not be playing No. 2 Adagio, nor No. 3 Allegro)

Bike Ride with Square Wheels, by Andrew Forrest

All the pieces are free arrangements for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and the scores/parts are available above. When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President, Corvallis Guitar Society