Saturday September 28th 2019 2 – 3 pm Venue: Truckenbrod Pop-Up Gallery, 517 SW 2nd St. Corvallis Free Admission
Jon will be performing at Joan Truckenbrod’s gallery in the setting of Julia Bradshaw’s SURVEY artwork exhibition featuring a mixture of classical guitar music from around the world that reaches out to the moon and beyond. Come along and enjoy both forms of artwork!
Corvallis Guitar Society “Bringing Local Guitarists out of the Woodwork”
This year’s opening winter concert takes in music from all over the world and from many different musical eras. Traditional melodies, folk songs, and carols are included and the ensemble will be performing the world premier of two Catalonian carols arranged for the Guitar Society by Oregonian composer Jason Heald.
Weekend of June 8th and 9th Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church 8th St Downtown Corvallis
FEATURING CONCERTS BY GRISHA GORYACHEV AND CAMERON O’CONNOR
Many of you know Cameron O’Connor who will be opening the festival for us on Friday June 8th and we are all excited to hear his exceptional talent in the world of classical guitar. But should you want to know more about Grisha Goryachev who is the Saturday night concert maestro, I recommend you read Tom Strini’s post on the Corvallis Review which he published after interviewing Grisha. Tom is a great writer and Grisha an extraordinary guitarist with a fascinating history so I highly recommend you check out the collision of these two talents here: https://corvallisreview.blogspot.com/2018/05/corvallis-guitar-festival-grisha.html
Also check out the following video which summarizes the Festival:
Fri. June 8th Cameron O’Connor $15 advanced $20 at the door
Sat. Jun 9th Grisha Goryachev $20 advanced $25 at the door
A festival package including tickets for both concerts and a Festival T Shirt featuring this beautiful design by local artist Jennifer Lommers is available for $52
Design by Jennifer Lommers
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE All festival events will take place at the 1st Presbyterian Church downtown Corvallis: 114 SW 8th St.
Friday June 8th
7:30pm Opening Concert: Classical Maestro Cameron O’Connor
Saturday June 9th
10:00am – 12:00pm Masterclass with Grisha Goryachev: 4 students, 30 mins each Free and open to the public: In the Sanctuary
12:00 – 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00pm Workshop with Cameron O’Connor & Tom Strini: Exhibition and demonstration of historically significant and famous guitars from an anonymous private collection. Join moderator Tom Strini and performer Cameron O’Connor for a discussion on the development of the guitar through showcasing a 100-year span of instruments from builders Ramirez, Hauser II, Romanillos, and Elliot. Location: Free and open to the public: In the Sanctuary
2:00 – 3:00pm Workshop with Berto Boyd & Grant Ruiz: How to play Flamenco Rumba: Learn to play the popular 4/4 rhythm from Spain. Students will learn basic strumming patterns & techniques with an introduction of how to improvise over the chord changes. Bring your guitar! Location: Free and Open to the Public in the Allison Room
3:00 – 3:15pm BREAK
3:15 – 4:15pm Workshop with Mickey Jones: Practice Techniques for the Hands and the Mind: An introduction to practice approaches that will help the guitarist get the most out of their practices by addressing focus, concentration, problem solving, and musical imagination. Appropriate for all levels, bring your guitar! Location: Free and Open to the Public in the Allison Room
4:15 – 5:15pm Workshop with Mario Diaz (of the Oregon Guitar Quartet) : Musica Costeña: An introduction to the instruments and different musical forms from the coast of Peru. We will break down the respective rhythms and accompaniment techniques in Landó, Festejo, Marinera and more. Bring your guitar! Location: Free and Open to the Public in the Allison Room