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)

Winter Guitar Series Opening Concert: Saturday December 14th 2019 3 – 4pm

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Library
Free & Open to the Public

This concert will feature the Guitar Society Ensemble performing a range of music from around the world, as well as duets and solo’s by guitar society members.

Ensemble Program (Arr. Andrew Forrest)

My Loves an Arbutus
An old Irish air, arr. by Charles Villiers Stanford

Hong du Ci
The Red Bean Song – a Chinese folk song

Stare Ljubavi
A traditional Bosnian melody

An Tailliuir
Irish Air

Greek Dance
Traditional Greek Dance Music

Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Arranged from Harpsichord by François Couperin

Fiddlers Playing
A song and dance from the Ukraine

Solo & Duets

The First Noel (English Carol) Matt Campbell & Martin Erwig

Cavatina (The Deer Hunter) Anne Loewen & Jon Sharp

Rondo from Duo in G, Op. 34, Berto Boyd & Jon Sharp

Guárdame la Vacas, Berto Boyd

August Moon, Raven Dow-Hygelund

Songe Capricorne, Raven Dow-Hygelund

Sueño del Minero, Raven Dow-Hygelund & Berto Boyd

Choco, Raven Dow-Hygelund & Berto Boyd