Corvallis Guitar Society Events in March 2024

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday March 4th, 2024 (first Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
  • Aaron Larget-Caplan is our Featured Artists for March 4th – Acclaimed guitarist and composer Aaron makes his Corvallis debut with a tour-de-force concert celebrating music from his latest albums reaching over 6-million streams. 😊
  • Jon Sharp will be running the Ensemble Session; the music scores are available (see below) and any one of you are delighted to join in and play.
  • The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced!
  • The After School Guitar Program is not going to take place on Monday March 4th at 6:00pm because Isaac Engel is unable to come that day – FYI.
  • The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday March 18th at 6:00pm run by Jacob Ripley, and he also provides The Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages from 7:00pm to 7:30pm at Odd Fellow.
  • An additional performance in March here in Corvallis is Cinzia Milani. She is performing at OSU on Friday March 15th 6:00 pm at Community Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis, OR 97331. Observe the details of Cinzia and her event at the bottom of this newsletter.

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, March 4th, 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 Aaron Larget-Caplan

Featured Artist Aaron Larget-Caplan

Acclaimed international recording and touring guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan is an exciting and innovative leader in classical music. Noted as a “master guitarist” by Fanfare and for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Larget-Caplan has performed throughout the USA Europe, Russia, and Taiwan, including El Palacio de Linares in Madrid, Spain, Sheremetev Palace in Russia, and Palazzo del Te & Ducale in Mantova, Italy.

Aaron’s Music that he plans to perform are as follows:
1. Prelude N. 1 in C Major, BWV 846* J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
2. Carnatic Prelude N. 1, After J.S. Bach* (2017) Vineet Shende (b.1972)
3. Prelude and ‘Fiddle’ Fugue, BWV 539 & 1000* Bach
4. Three meditations* (2022) Aaron Larget-Caplan (b.1978)
a) Honey cadence b)  Moving still c)  Slight nuance
5. Panaderos Esteban de Sanlúcar (1910-1989)
6. Caprichio Árabe Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) / Barrios
7. Mantilla de Feria Sanlúcar
8. Sevilla* Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

* Written for or arranged by Aaron Larget-Caplan
** All are Corvallis Premieres except for Zambra, Tarrega, Sanlúcar
Acclaimed guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan makes his Corvallis debut with a tour-de-force concert celebrating music from his latest albums reaching over 6-million streams. Music by J.S. Bach from his album ‘God’s Time,’ Spanish composers from ‘Spanish Candy’ and his March 1st release ‘Spanish Gems,’ as well as new works by Bach reimagined by Vineet Shende, Larget-Caplan’s own compositions from the album ‘honey cadence.

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:

IMPORTANT FOR ENSEMBLE: All the three pieces for guitar ensemble are free and available from Andrew Forrest and can be downloaded from Forrest Guitar Ensembles online. You can click on the availability of the three pieces as shown here:

Ensemble Scores & Parts
1. The Fireside Interlude from L’Inverno by Antonio Vivaldi, Arranged for Guitar by Andrew Forrest

2. Three Pieces by G.F. Handel, Arranged for Guitar by Andrew Forrest:This download score has three pieces of music, but we are doing two of them. We are playing pieces 1 and 3 only – Musette and Allegro, so ignore the 2nd piece (Lentement)

Online Recordings of The Ensemble Pieces
Only two pieces – Musette and Allegro have online recording that you can use to practice along with:

  1. Musette (by G.F. Handel) The recording is available here to practice with it online:
  2. Allegro (by G.F. Handel) can be listened to on YouTube, and you can play along with it:

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 😊

After School Guitar Program & Community Beginning Lesson
Jacob Ripley and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program free and open to the public but it’s not taking place on the first Monday of March this time as Isaac is unable to come on that day.

Jacob  will be running the class on the third Monday of the month, March 18th, andprovides 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, or contact Isaac Engel for the rest of the month: [email protected] or phone 971 718 4535 and you can view his website:

The One Time is:
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 the above events is 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.

She is performing at: Community Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis, OR 97331
Check online for more details of her event:

Cinzia Milani began studying classical guitar at a very young age and after private studies, graduated from the Conservatorio “A Boito” in Parma at the age of 18. When Cinzia Milani was only 5 years old she won the international competition of Milan. Also, at the age of 7 she was awarded the “Ambrogino d’oro” by the Municipality of Milan for her extraordinary and precocious musical ability and at the age of 10 she won the “Trofeo Beniamino Gigli” in Recanati, was marked 100/100 points!
Cinzia has also performed as a guitarist, dancer and singer in the Argentinian show called “Sonatango” and later recorded a CD with the same name. Also she recorded the CD “Guitar”, Amadeus Label, Italian music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Margola, Domeniconi, Prandi, and also pieces wrote for her by the composers Cacciola and Betta. She has performed around Canada and the United States and she has taught guitar masterclasses at Royal Conservatory of Toronto.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society