The 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival 2019


All Events Take Place at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Corvallis

We are excited that the 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival is just around the corner and will provide a bumper crop of talent, entertainment, and participation in the world of classical guitar and ukulele! The three concerts, workshop, lecture and Master Class will all be taking place at the 1st Presbyterian Church on 8th St downtown Corvallis on Saturday May 11th starting at 10:00am in the morning through 9:30pm in the evening.

The concerts feature Ian O’Sullivan, a great Hawaiian classical guitarist and ukulele musician, and Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Bill Kanengiser. Also, in line with our goal to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork, there will be a short concert performed by the Corvallis Guitar Ensemble led by Cameron O’Connor.

Tickets for the concerts are now available downtown at Grassroots Books and Music store on 2nd St, Corvallis; tickets are also available online at Brownpaper Tickets: https://cgf2019.brownpapertickets.com/.

More information is available on the Guitar Society website: www.corvallisguitarsociety.org

It’s going to be an inspiring and hugely enjoyable event with a wide variety of guitar (and ukulele) music styles so mark your calendars, and here’s the schedule:

10:00am – 12:00pm Masterclass with Bill Kanengiser: 4 students, 30 mins each

Venue: Sanctuary     
Free and open to the public 

12:00 – 1:00pm                 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00pm            Featuring James Bishop Edwards, Cameron O’Connor & Tom Strini

Discussion and music performance from the period 1750-1800 when the newly developing early Classical six single string guitar and the traditional five and six course Baroque double string guitar were contemporary. The lecture includes two historical instruments: a 1798 Italian guitar (Fabricatore) and an 1800 Spanish guitar (Benedid).

Venue: Sanctuary 
Free and open to the public

2:00 – 2:30pm                 BREAK

2:30 – 3:30pm            Hawaiian Guitar and Ukulele Concert featuring Ian O’Sullivan

Venue: Sanctuary 
Tickets available at Grassroots Books and Music 2nd St. Corvallis, online, and at the door

4:00 – 5:00pm            Ukulele and Hawaiian Music Workshop with Ian O’Sullivan

A brief history of the ‘ukulele, prominent players and style, strumming and picking techniques, chord melody, and arranging for ‘ukulele as a solo instrument vs ensemble.

Venue: Allison Room                                
Free and Open to the Public 

5:00 – 7:00pm                 DINNER BREAK

7:00pm- 7:30pm            Corvallis Guitar Ensemble Concert Directed by Cameron O’Connor

7:30pm – 10:00pm         Closing Concert: Classical Guitarist Bill Kanengiser

Venue: Sanctuary 
Tickets Available at Grassroots Books and Music 2nd St. Corvallis, online, and at the door

The Next Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting is May 6th, 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

The featured artist for this meeting will be Pablo Figueroa from Argentina.

His first teacher was his father, Juan Carlos, who encouraged him to follow his path to a music career in the world of guitar. In 1991 at 15 years of age Pablo was awarded first prize in the Rosario Association of Guitar Competition. He then went on tour throughout Argentina, Uruguay, and Italy before settling in Buenos Aires, and, since then, has worked with diverse and recognized artists developing a great versatility in Latin American rhythms. In 2009 Pablo won the gold prize for the best international song in Viña del Mar, Chile. More recently Pablo has composed and recorded an album of contemporary Jazz entitled “Pulsionando” and, in 2018, Pablo performed at the Sao Paulo, Brazil Tango Festival along with local Oregonian guitarist Craig Einhorn.

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The May 6th meeting will also include our OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION. We will be reviewing some of the music we have played so far this year in anticipation of the winter concert series later on in the year.  The music will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting so check out the scores online http://www.corvallisguitarsociety.org , download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome and the scores include parts suitable for all levels of playing.

AGENDA MONDAY May 6th 2019
7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:45 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
7:45 – 8:10 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00 pm Featured Artist: Pablo Figueroa from Argentina

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.