Corvallis Guitar Society Upcoming Events April, May, June 2022

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

Summary

  • We have Brandon Azbill coming as featured artist at the Guitar Society monthly meeting on May 2nd.
  • And we have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the Guitar Society monthly meeting June 6th.
  • Berto Boyd is performing a solo guitar show at the Old World Deli, Corvallis this Friday April 22nd from 7 to 9 PM, Free Admission
  • Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco Dancer performing with Diego Amador Jr. singer & guitarist, at Whiteside Theater, Tuesday April 26th, 7pm.

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, May 2nd, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Featured Artist Brandon Azbill
Brandon Azbill is an award-winning classical guitarist, teacher & composer.

In Spring of 2021, Brandon completed a Master of Science in Music with an emphasis on somatic education for guitarists (Body Mapping) at Portland State University and in 2019 he completed a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at PSU. Some of his most influential teacher’s include Jesse McCann, Cameron O’Connor, Rich Hurdle, and Bryan Johanson. Brandon actively shares his passion for music with others through education and performance of many musical styles.

You can check out his music on his website: https://brandonazbill.com/music

We are also going to have the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

At this point, masks are no longer required at the monthly meetings.

The agenda features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artist:
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:05 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:05 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Brandon Azbill Featured Artist

Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session; CLICK on them to download the music:

Drink to Me Only, 17th Century English Melody, Arr. by Andrew Forrest

Le Phenix Allegro Part 1  by Michelle Corrette (1705-1795), Arr. by Andrew Forrest (Just Part 1 Allegro, we are not playing Adagio Part 2, and Allegro Part 3)

Air, by J J Bach,  Arr. by Lou Warde

The pieces for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and Lou Warde are free, and open to the public, and the scores/parts are available here on the website (see above). When you look at the pieces, decide which part(s) you wish to play, and let Isaac Engel know so he can ensure all the parts are covered: isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com , Then bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

You can practice your parts ahead of time with online recordings:

  1. Drink To Me Only: http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/DrinkMeOnly.mp3
  2. Le Phenix: http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Phenix.mp3
  3. Air: http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html

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.

Berto Boyd Solo Guitar Show at the Old World Deli, Corvallis
Our Artistic Director Berto Boyd is doing a concert this week. He is a wonderful flamenco guitarist, and is a great classical musician, and will be performing from 7pm to 9pm.
https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events

Flamenco Show at the Whiteside Theatre
Tuesday April 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $20/25.

https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/

Diego Amador Jr. is a virtuoso Guitarist and Singer from Seville where he was born into a family considered “Flamenco royalty.”

Savannah Fuentes, is a stunning dancer born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Berto caught their performance in Portland recently and gave them rave reviews!

Enjoy!

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting Monday February 7th, 2022

  1. Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, February 7th, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Odd Fellows Hall.
  2. We are excited to have a Featured Artist – Yuri Liberzon!
  3. The agenda also features Open Guitar Ensemble.

At this point, given Covid 19, we do need to wear masks at the monthly meetings.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:05 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome to join in!
8:05 – 8:15 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:15 – 9:30 pm Featured Artist Yuri Liberzon

We are delighted to welcome Yuri Liberzon as our Featured Artist. Yuri is coming to Oregon from California and will be performing in Portland and Corvallis. His performance is free and open to the public here in Corvallis, donations are welcome, and he will be bringing his CD’s for people that want to continue listening to his wonderful guitar music.

Yuri Liberzon Performance Program:

Violin Partita No. 2 BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

Konstantin Vassiliev (b. 1970)
Hommage a Tom Jobim
Wanderer in Time
The Jazz Story
El Faro Magico
Synestha
Cinderella

Ernesto Nazareth (1863 – 1934)
Odeon

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)
Oblivion
La Muerte del Angel

We will also have the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, before Yuri takes the stage.

Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session:

La Shye Myze, from the Mulliner Book Arr. by Andrew Forrest

The Coulin, an Irish traditional Arr. by Andrew Forrest

Fiddlers Playing, A Ukrainian Dance Song Arr. by Andrew Forest

The three pieces for guitar ensemble arranged by Andrew Forrest are free, and open to the public, so click on them above and you can view and download them. When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let me know, 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.

Enjoy!

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

Second Winter Guitar Series Concert – Cameron O’Connor

Saturday January 18th 2020 3 – 4 pm
Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Library
Free & Open to the Public

Dr. Cameron O’Connor runs the guitar program at OSU and we are very lucky to have Cameron, a truly great classical guitarist and composer, to perform concerts for us in this neck of the woods. He is a prizewinner in many international competitions, including the Frances Walton and Tokyo International Guitar Competition and continues to receive awards for performances and compositions in an ongoing basis. 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, Portland All-Classical, American Public Media’s Performance Today, and KPFK’s Global Village.

For this Winter Concert he has a wonderful program lined up for us to enjoy as follows:
Prelude from Lute Suite no. 4                   (J.S. Bach)
So Long                                                     (Cameron O’Connor)
Elsa and Ortrud’s Duet from Lohengrin     (Richard Wagner)
Fantasia in D                                             (Fernando Sor)
Rain in the Old Growth Forest
Perturbation Variations                           (Cameron O’Connor)
Capricho Arabe                                    (Francisco Tarrega)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence             (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Sevilla                                                   (Isaac Albeniz)