Corvallis Guitar Society Events in December 2022

Summary

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday December 5th at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
  • We don’t have a Featured Artist for the December meeting so we will be spending more time performing the ensemble music, and the Open Stage.
  • Isaac Engel will be running the Ensemble Session, and the five music scores are available online for any of you who wish to join in and play (see below)
  • The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced! And it will feature both Cameron O’Conner, and Isaac Engel 😊
  • The After School Guitar Program is continuing group lessons, private lessons, and ensemble at Odd Fellows on Monday December 5th at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel.
  • The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday December 19th at 6:00pm run by Zoe Moulton, and she is now also providing The Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages from 7:00pm to 7:30pm at Odd Fellows.
  • And in addition, the OSU Guitar Ensemble Fall Concerts run by Cameron O’Connor are on Wednesday November 30th 7pm and on Saturday December 3rd 3pm both at OSU Community Hall room 303. It offers its signature blend of music from around the world for large and small ensembles. Music from Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Cuba, England, and holiday favorites share the program. Free, open to all. Limited seating.at Odd Fellows.

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, December 5th, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The Agenda
7:15 – 7:20 pm Welcome
7:20 – 8:10 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:15 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.

Open Guitar Ensemble
Isaac Engle is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate. When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let Isaac Engel know as soon as you can – his email is isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

Here are the five pieces of music for the ensemble session:
All five of the pieces for guitar ensemble are free, and open to the public, and click on them here to download the scores:

  1. In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg, Arr. by Lou Warde
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/uploads/6/6/7/2/66720013/in_the_hall.pdf
  2. Suite Francaise by Francis Poulenc, Arr. by A. Forrest. Note: of the seven parts of this score, we are only doing No. 7 Carillon
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0090SuiteFrancaise.pdf
  3. Noches de Luna Arr. by Andrew Forest
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0120NochesdeLuna.pdf
  4. Carol of the Bells by M. Leontovich Arr. by Lou Warde
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/uploads/6/6/7/2/66720013/carol_of_the_bells.pdf
  5. In Dulci Jubilo – A Christmas Carol, Arr: Andrew Forrest
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0061DulciJubilo.pdf

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

  1. In the Hall of the Mountain King
    On the TheGuitarClassroom website, scroll down to the “Arrangements for Quartet” and click on The Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg), and that provides an online recording, and a group video on YouTube.
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html
  2. Suite Francaise No. 7 Carillon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZ7MToKZ_E
    Note: On YouTube, you can reduce the speed of this piece by clicking on the settings button, then click Play Back Speed, then reduce to 0.75 or 0.5 etc. This helps you learn to play with them!
  3. Noches de Luna
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Nochesdeluna.mp3
    Note: You can reduce the tempo of this piece also by clicking on the three dots in the center of the screen, then click Play Back Speed, then reduce to 0.75 or 0.5 etc.
  4. Carol of the Bells
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html
    On the TheGuitarClassroom website, scroll down to the “Arrangements for Quartet” and click on Carol of the Bells, and that provides an online recording you can play along with.
  5. In Dulci Jubilo does not have an online guitar quartet recording in our key, so just practice on your own.

Open Stage
The Open Stage is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Our great local guitarists Cameron O’Connor and Isaac Engel will both be performing on the open stage. Isaac is also going to play pieces with Leah Burleson including Christmas music!

After School Guitar Program & Community Beginning Lesson

Zoe Moulton and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program in the Corvallis school district. Focusing on mid and high school students, the goal is to raise their awareness and understanding of the guitar instrument by featuring group lessons, private lessons and ensemble music.

Zoe has introduced Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages, so anyone can come for this lesson.
Both the After School Guitar Program and the Community Beginning Lesson are FREE and open to the public.

Feel free to come along and meet up with Zoe and Isaac at their sessions if you are interested, and if you don’t have a guitar, we can lend you one! For more information contact Zoe on zoexmoulton@gmail.com or phone 541 602 3928, or contact Isaac Engel isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com or phone 971 718 4535 and you can view his website: https://isaacengelmusic.com/

Times are as follows:
First Monday of the month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 7:00pm is the After School Guitar Program (group lesson and ensemble)

Third Monday of the Month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
7:00pm to 7:30pm is the Community Beginning group lesson

Entrance to all the events is 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

November Guitar Society Sessions Starting November 7th, 2022

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

Summary

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday November 7th at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
  • João Kouyoumdjian, is our Featured Artist on November 7th and you can see and hear his great albums, music, and interview online: http://linktr.ee/joao.kouyoumdjian
  • Isaac Engel will be running the Ensemble Session, and the music scores are available online for any of you who wish to join in and play (see below)
  • The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced!
  • The After School Guitar Program is continuing group lessons, private lessons, and ensemble at Odd Fellows on Monday November 7th at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel, and Monday November 21st at 6:00pm run by Zoe Moulton
  • Zoe is also introducing a Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages on the third Monday Nov 21st from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Times are as follows:
First Monday of the month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 7:00pm is the After School Guitar Program (group lesson and ensemble)
7:15pm to 9:15pm is the Corvallis Guitar Society Ensemble, Open Stage, Featured Artist

Third Monday of the Month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
7:00pm to 7:30pm is the Community Beginning group lesson

After School Guitar Program & Community Beginning Lesson

Zoe Moulton and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program in the Corvallis school district. Focusing on middle and high school students, the goal is to raise their awareness and understanding of the guitar instrument by featuring group lessons, private lessons, and ensemble music.

Zoe has introduced Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages, so anyone can come for this lesson.

Both the After School Guitar Program and the Community Beginning Lesson are FREE and open to the public.

Feel free to come along and meet up with Zoe and Isaac at their sessions if you are interested, and if you don’t have a guitar, we can lend you one!

For more information contact Zoe on zoexmoulton@gmail.com or phone 541 602 3928, or contact Isaac Engel isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com or phone 971 718 4535 and you can view his website: https://isaacengelmusic.com/

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, November 7th, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The Agenda
7:15 – 7:20 pm Welcome
7:20 – 7:50 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
7:50 – 8:20 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:20 – 8:30 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:30 – 9:15 pm João Kouyoumdjian Featured Artist

Featured Artist João Kouyoumdjian

João Kouyoumdjian is a Brazilian born classical guitarist of mixed Brazilian and Armenian ethnic heritage. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and the University of São Paulo, where he studied under Sharon Isbin and Edelton Gloeden.

An award-winning artist in his homeland, João has appeared on stages in the United States, Brazil, Europe and Africa.

João Kouyoumdjian has been featured on numerous nationally televised concert series in Brazil, and he premiered new works by Brazilian composers Ricardo Calderoni and Raimundo Penaforte at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at the behest of the Consulate General of Brazil in New York. This inspired his debut album Surfboard: Solo Guitar Works from Brazil (Pomegranate Music, 2013). His subsequent album – Kouyoumdjian Plays Bach: New Transcriptions for Guitar (Pomegranate Music, 2015) – was described as a “masterful presentation of premium-grade Bach” by Classical Guitar Magazine (US) and was recommended by Brazil’s most popular weekly magazine VEJA

You can learn a lot about João Kouyoumdjian online including his latest Album, Gakavik Fantasy, which is all on Armenian music, and you can also see a number of his performances and his interview on You Tube. To be able to see all of these, click on here: http://linktr.ee/joao.kouyoumdjian

Open Guitar Ensemble

Isaac Engle is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate.
When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let Isaac Engel know as soon as you can – his email is isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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

All three of the pieces for guitar ensemble are free, and open to the public, and click on them here to download the scores:

  1. In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg, Arr. by Lou Warde
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/uploads/6/6/7/2/66720013/in_the_hall.pdf
  2. Suite Francaise by Francis Poulenc, Arr. by A. Forrest. Note: of the seven parts of this score, we are only doing No. 7 Carillon
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0090SuiteFrancaise.pdf
  3. Noches de Luna Arr. by Andrew Forest
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0120NochesdeLuna.pdf

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

  1. In the Hall of the Mountain King
    On the TheGuitarClassroom website, scroll down and click on The Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg), and that provides an online recording, and a group video on YouTube.
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html
  2. Suite Francaise No. 7 Carillon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZ7MToKZ_E
    Note: On YouTube, you can reduce the speed of this piece by clicking on the settings button, then click Play Back Speed, then reduce to 0.75 or 0.5 etc. This helps you learn to play with them!
  3. Noches de Luna
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Nochesdeluna.mp3
    Note: You can reduce the tempo of this piece also by clicking on the three dots in the center of the screen, then click Play Back Speed, then reduce to 0.75 or 0.5 etc.

Open Stage

The Open Stage is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Entrance to all the events is 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

October Guitar Society Sessions Starting Oct. 3rd 2022

Summary

  1. Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday October 3rd at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
  2. Dr. Peter Zisa, Famous Classical Guitarist is the featured artist on October 3rd and will include some duet pieces with flutest Gabriela Gimenes
  3. Isaac Engel will be running the Ensemble Session, and the music is available online for any of you who wish to join in and play (see below)
  4. The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced!
  5. Zoe Moulton and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program featuring group lessons, private lessons and ensemble at Odd Fellows on October 3rd at 6:00pm, and Monday October 17th at 6:00pm

Times are as follows:
First Monday of the month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 7:00pm is the After School Guitar Program (group lesson and ensemble)
7:15pm to 9:15pm is the Corvallis Guitar Society Ensemble, Open Stage, Featured Artists
Third Monday of the Month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
7:00pm to 7:30pm is the After School Guitar Program private lesson

After School Guitar Program

Zoe Moulton and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program in the Corvallis school district. Focusing on mid and high school students, the goal is to raise their awareness and understanding of the guitar instrument by featuring group lessons, private lessons and ensemble music.

The first monthly session that will be ahead of the Guitar Society Monthly meeting as listed above and will feature a group lesson and ensemble session run by Isaac. The second monthly session run by Zoe on the Third Monday of the month as listed above and will feature group, and private lessons. Feel free to come along and meet up with Zoe and Isaac at their sessions if you are interested, and if you don’t have a guitar, we can lend you one!

For more information contact Zoe on zoexmoulton@gmail.com or phone 541 602 3928, or contact Isaac Engel isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com or phone 971 718 4535 and you can view his website: https://isaacengelmusic.com/

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, October 3rd, 7:15 – 9:15pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The agenda features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artists:

7:15 – 7:20 pm Welcome
7:20 – 7:50 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
7:50 – 8:20 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:20 – 8:30 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:30 – 9:15 pm Dr. Peter Zisa & Gabriela Gimenes Featured Artists

Featured Artists Peter Zisa and Gabriela Gimenes:

Peter Zisa, based in West Linn, has performed internationally as a soloist on classical guitar. Over the years, he has enjoyed performing with other musicians, from a variety of backgrounds and styles including the founding member of Thousand Waves (West Meets East performance group: Koto, guitar, flute, and percussion), Russian violinists, the Oregon Guitar Quartet (early years), and with various prominent Portland-based Jazz vocalists as well as instrumentalist.

He’s been actively involved in the Portland music scene for 30 years, is a board member of PGS, the founder and director CDZ Collegium Musica which hosts a concert series for guitar, jazz, and world music. Check him out on the YouTube channel: Peter Joseph Zisa.

Gabriela Gimenes holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of North Texas, Master of Music from University of Central Arkansas, and Bachelor of Music from Sao Paulo State University. She has played with Sao Paulo Youth Wind Symphony, Conway Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Academica do Estado de São Paulo, Fiddler on the Roof Production in São Paulo Brazil, as well as flute substitute for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, USP Symphony Orquestra, and Theatro São Pedro Symphony Orchestra. She is a winner of Arkansas 2004-05 MTNA Competition state division and honorable mention at region division. More details are available on her website: https://www.gabrielagimenes.com/

Currently she is performing with Choro da Alegria, Peter Zisa flute guitar duo, and Sexteto Brasil in Portland, OR and taking a course in Arts Management at Berklee College of Music Online.

Open Guitar Ensemble

Isaac Engel is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate.

When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let Isaac Engel know as soon as you can – his email is isaac.engel.guitar@gmail.com, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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

All three of the pieces for guitar ensemble are free, and open to the public, and click on them here to download the scores:

  1. Vyletel Vták by Andrew Forrest
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0107VyletelVtak.pdf
  2. Suite Francaise by Francis Poulenc, Arr. by A. Forrest. Note: of the seven parts of this score, we are only doing No. 2 Pavane
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0090SuiteFrancaise.pdf
  3. German Dance No. 4 by Josef Haydn, Arr. by Andrew Forest
    https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0164GermanDanceNo4.pdf

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

  1. Vyletel Vták
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxzUF1l4ztg
  2. Suite Francaise No. 2 Pavane
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJDFz5aeQM
  3. German Dance No. 4
    http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Haydn-German-No.4.mp3

Open Stage

The Open Stage is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Entrance to all the events is 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