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