Corvallis Guitar Society Meetings Re-Opening September 13th, 2021

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

Restrictions on Covid-19 have been put aside starting July 1st and, as a result, we are excited to re-open the Guitar Society activities here in Corvallis. The first meeting on September the 13th is providing everyone the opportunity to bring their guitars and play! We are going to focus on the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music. The Featured Artist session is temporarily on hold, but we intend to re-invite great concert guitarists in the not-too-distant future.

Please go ahead and add the time and date of our upcoming Monthly Meeting in your calendar!

AGENDA MONDAY September 13th, 2021
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:35 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us

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.

If you have had your vaccines for Covid-19, masks are not required. If you have not had your vaccines, then consider wearing a mask.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

Guitar Ensemble Music for September 13th, 2021

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

Martin Said to his Man, by Thomas Ravenscroft, Arr. Andrew Forrest

Pavane, La Venissienne, by Claude Gervaise, Arr. Andrew Forrest

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, by Pietro Mascagni, Arr. Derek Hasted

Breakfast in America, by Rick Davies and Rodger Hodgson, Arr. Derek Hasted

Mr Blue Sky, by Jeff Lynne, Arr. Derek Hasted

The first two pieces are arrangements for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and the scores/parts are available to download (see below). Email me jmds157@yahoo.com in order to get the guitar scores/parts of the other three pieces arranged by Derek Hasted.

When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish play, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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.