Corvallis Guitar Society Events in June 2024

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday June 3rd , 2024 (first Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm; free and open to the public.
  • Cameron O’Conner is our Featured Artist manager on June 3rd for the related OSU participants to provide Classical Guitar Ensembles, and include aspects of singing, and violin together with the guitarists from Oregon State University. Details of the music is listed below. 😊
  • Jon Sharp will be running the Ensemble Session provided by Isaac Engel; the music scores are available (see below) and any one of you will be delighted to join in and play. And all three pieces are provided by Andrew Forrest. 😊
  • The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced!
  • The After School Guitar Program is going to take place Monday 17th at 6:00pm run by Jacob Ripley this month.

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, June 3rd , 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 to play in the group!
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 Cameron O’Conner and the OSU Guitarist Performers 😊

Featured Artist Cameron O’Conner & OSU Guitar Performers

Join Cameron for a broad sampling of all the guitar has to offer: music from Studio Ghibli, musical theater, the English Renaissance, J.S. Bach, and 70’s rock! Featuring large and small ensemble, as well as Violin and voice students!

Performances are as follows:

  • Cantata, BWV 105 “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht” –  J.S. Bach
    Performers: Chorale with Erika Nagamoto, violin
    • Ashokan Farewell – Jay Ungar (arr. Ethan Morton)
      Performers: Jacob Ripley, Nico Sundu, Cole Brown, Ethan Morton
    • “Now o now my needs must part” from First Book of Songs or Ayres – John Dowland
      Performers: Kaiya Miller and Ethan Morton
    • Medley from Okuribito (Departures)
    • “Mother Sea” from Ponyo      – Joe Hisaishi
      Performers: Kaiya Miller, soprano

    • El que Quisiere Amando – Fernando Sor
      Las Mujeres y Cuerdas – Fernando Sor

      Performance: Brogan Solaris, soprano and Nico Sundu
    • “Til There Was You” from The Music Man – Meredith Wilson
      Performance: with Emma Nichols, soprano
    • When I was Twenty – Hirokazu Sato
      Performance: Jacob Ripley, Nico Sundu, Ellie Cohen, Cameron O’Connor
    • Queen Medley – Queen
      Arranged by Cameron O’Connor for the OSU Guitar Ensemble

    In addition, the OSU Guitar Ensemble will also be giving their first performance in the new PRAX on June 6th at 7 PM. You can go there again after the Corvallis Guitar Society event in order to support them! Students are free to be at PRAX on Thursday June 6th, others pay $10.00

      –  Bravo 😊

      Open Guitar Ensemble
      Jon Sharp 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, and maybe let Jon know ahead of time – his email is [email protected] and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

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

      All of the three pieces for guitar ensemble have been produced by Forrest Guitar Ensembles:

      Ensemble Scores & Parts
      1) Berceuse – Faure

            2) Traditional Chinese Folk Song – Bai Mudan

            3) Traditional Chinese Statements – Hong Dou Ci

            Here are Online Recordings of The Ensemble Pieces
            You can listen to these on the website, and also practice playing along together with them before coming to the Guitar Society at Odd Fellows 😊

            1. Berceuse – Faure (This one is actually on YouTube)
            2. Traditional Chinese Folk Song – Bai Mudan
            3. Traditional Chinese Statements – Hong Dou Ci

            Open Stage
            The Open Stage at the Corvallis Guitar Society monthly meeting is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced. So, bring your guitar and plan on performing a piece 😊

            Jacob Ripley and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program free and open to the public. 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.
            Jacob also provides Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages, so anyone can come for this lesson.
            Feel free to come along and meet up with Jacob at his session if you are interested, and if you don’t have a guitar, we can lend you one!
            For more information contact Jacob on [email protected]  or phone 541 357 2513.
            Just one time this month:
            Third Monday of the Month at Odd Fellows Hall – Jacob Ripley
            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 the above events is free and open to the public (donations gratefully received). Location:Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance door is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

            Best Regards
            Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

            Upcoming Concerts in Corvallis

            The upcoming concert is Friday, April 12 at 7:00 pm with Dick Hensold on pipes and Patsy O’Brien on guitar. The concert is at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2945 NW Circle Drive in Corvallis, Friday night, April 12, at 7:00PM, Doors open at 6:30PM. This is not run by the Corvallis Guitar Society, but it is nice to consider attending it.

            The two Celtic musicians will also be doing workshops on Saturday April 13 at 10:00AM with Patsy O’Brien.  The workshop will be at Beth Brown’s house (5065 SW Beals Ave, Corvallis) at 10am, private home in Corvallis, and it is $25 per participant, all the funds of which go to the musicians directly.  Workshop participants can find more information and register by emailing [email protected].

            Bohall, Lassila and Rogers
            Brazilian, Baroque and Jazz
            Jazz Station

            David Rogers is playing with a trio at the Jazz Station on April 19. Robert Bohall; piano, Robert Lassila; bass and myself playing guitar.

            Eugene, OR– Robert Bohall, Robert Lassila and David Rogers perform on Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm at the Jazz Station, 124 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97440, (458) 205-1030,
             [email protected]!event-list 
            Admission: $15.00

            Ticket Link:!event/register/2024/4/19/david-rogers

            Robert Bohall:

            Robert Lassila:

            David Rogers:

            Jon Sharp

            URGENT: Changes to Corvallis Guitar Society Event November 7th 2022

            • Odd Fellows Ballroom is not available tonight because the heating system is not working, and the Ballroom is cold.
            • Therefore, the Featured Artist Concert by João Kouyoumdjianis now taking place at Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, just down the road from Odd Fellows.
            • Plan on coming to see João Kouyoumdjian performing at Troubadour Music Center where the door will be open at 7:30 pm and it will be free and open to the public as usual. The concert will start at 8:00 pm.
            • The Guitar Society Ensemble, Open Stage, and the After Schools Guitar Program planned for today with Isaac Engel are all cancelled and they will return on the first Monday of next month, 5th December.
            • However, the program planned for the third Monday of this month run by Zoe Moulton, November 21st, is still planned:
              • 6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
              • 7:00pm to 7:30pm is the Community Beginning group lesson

            Best Regards
            Jon Sharp
            President, Corvallis Guitar Society