Corvallis Guitar Society Events Currently on Hold

In order to help protect the community from the spread of Corona Virus (Covid 19) we have cancelled all upcoming Guitar Society concerts and events through to the end of April. Towards the end of April we will reconsider events we have planned for May and beyond based on the recommendations from local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Given the cancellation of so many events, we all have a chance to pick up our guitars, practice, and play new material. Given full time professional musicians are seeing all their concerts and events cancelled, if you would like to hook up online with them and take a lesson & learn new music, then I am sure they would be happy to hear from you. Local classical guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor, our Artistic Director, Berto Boyd, and our most recent fabulous featured artist Hilary Field are great composers and teachers with whom you are likely familiar, and they would be happy to hear from you
http://www.cameronoconnor.com/
https://bertoboyd.com/
https://www.hilaryfield.com/

The following Guitar Society concerts and events are CANCELLED:

  • Guitar Society Meeting Monday April 6th 2020 7:30-9:30PM
    • Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
  • Third Winter Guitar Series Concert – Berto Boyd and Ben Woodman Saturday March 21st 2020 3 – 4pm
    • Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Library
  • International Classical Guitarist Stephanie Jones Friday April 24th 2020, 7 – 9 pm
    • Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

The following Guitar Society Meeting remains scheduled but MAY BE subject to cancellation:

  • Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting Monday May 4th 2020
    • Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
    • Free & Open to the Public

I will update the website and newsletter towards the end of April to let you know the status of our future events, concerts, and activities. In the meantime we wish you all the best over the coming few weeks.
Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society

Guitar Society Meeting Monday March 2nd 2020

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

Featuring Classical Guitarist Hilary Field

We are honored to welcome Hilary as our featured artist for the Corvallis Guitar Society! As an international performing and recording artist, Hilary Field has garnered praise for her dynamic virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship, and for the emotional depth she brings to the heart of classical guitar music. Hilary is a past winner of the Northwest Young Artist Series Competition and was the first guitarist to win the Frances Walton Soloist Competition. She has released several award winning CDs including her debut recording, Music of Spain and Latin America, which was a winner for Classical Album of the Year by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. Hilary was recently sponsored by the US Embassy to perform and tour in South America, and has been a featured performer in multiple international guitar festivals around the world. Hilary has held faculty positions as the head of the Guitar department at Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State.

Here’s what other’s have said about Hilary:

“Field plays everything with a refined musicality, immaculate technique, and unfailingly lovely sound.”

Guitar Foundation of America

“Field is one of a growing number of gifted women gaining prominence in the classical guitar world…..Field displays sensitive musicianship, solid technique, and a burnished tone.
– Acoustic Guitar

“Field is a dynamic player. She doesn’t just recite what can often be complex work, but imbues it with fire and grace.”
– The Seattle Times

Take a moment to see her performing on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rano-mrPaFE

AGENDA MONDAY March 2nd 2020
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: email me jmds157@yahoo.com  to get the guitar scores/parts if you want to join in – anyone is welcome!
8:15 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: anyone is welcome to come and share guitar music with us
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist – Hilary Field

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.

Guitar Society Meeting Monday February 3rd 2020 7:30-9:30PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Featuring George Benton England: “New Histories Program” for nineteenth century and modern guitars

Originally of Northern California, George England currently resides in New York City where he performs and teaches guitar and theory. George is regularly engaged as a soloist and chamber musician with the NYC-based Ensemble Music Humana, Sinfonia Spirituosa in California, and as guitarist with the Cantanti Project. Currently, George is faculty in guitar and musicianship at the esteemed Diller-Quaile School of Music, in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Guitar School, and founded the Sacramento Guitar Institute. George holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.

His performances will include a unique set of works on theorbo and nineteenth century guitar by composers such as Kapsberger, Hurel, Coste, Sor, and others. More information may be found at: wwww.GeorgeEngland.com

AGENDA MONDAY February 3rd 2020
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:10 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: email me jmds157@yahoo.com  to get the guitar scores/parts if you want to join in – anyone is welcome!
8:10 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: anyone is welcome to come and share guitar music with us
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist – George Benton England

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.