Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork
- We have Brandon Azbill coming as featured artist at the Guitar Society monthly meeting on May 2nd.
- And we have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the Guitar Society monthly meeting June 6th.
- Berto Boyd is performing a solo guitar show at the Old World Deli, Corvallis this Friday April 22nd from 7 to 9 PM, Free Admission
- Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco Dancer performing with Diego Amador Jr. singer & guitarist, at Whiteside Theater, Tuesday April 26th, 7pm.
Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, May 2nd, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public
Featured Artist Brandon Azbill
Brandon Azbill is an award-winning classical guitarist, teacher & composer.
In Spring of 2021, Brandon completed a Master of Science in Music with an emphasis on somatic education for guitarists (Body Mapping) at Portland State University and in 2019 he completed a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at PSU. Some of his most influential teacher’s include Jesse McCann, Cameron O’Connor, Rich Hurdle, and Bryan Johanson. Brandon actively shares his passion for music with others through education and performance of many musical styles.
You can check out his music on his website: https://brandonazbill.com/music
We are also going to have the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
At this point, masks are no longer required at the monthly meetings.
The agenda features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artist:
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:05 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:05 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Brandon Azbill Featured Artist
Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session; CLICK on them to download the music:
Drink to Me Only, 17th Century English Melody, Arr. by Andrew Forrest
Le Phenix Allegro Part 1 by Michelle Corrette (1705-1795), Arr. by Andrew Forrest (Just Part 1 Allegro, we are not playing Adagio Part 2, and Allegro Part 3)
Air, by J J Bach, Arr. by Lou Warde
The pieces for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and Lou Warde are free, and open to the public, and the scores/parts are available here on the website (see above). When you look at the pieces, decide which part(s) you wish to play, and let Isaac Engel know so he can ensure all the parts are covered: [email protected] , Then bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.
You can practice your parts ahead of time with online recordings:
- Drink To Me Only: http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/DrinkMeOnly.mp3
- Le Phenix: http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Phenix.mp3
- Air: http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html
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.
Berto Boyd Solo Guitar Show at the Old World Deli, Corvallis
Our Artistic Director Berto Boyd is doing a concert this week. He is a wonderful flamenco guitarist, and is a great classical musician, and will be performing from 7pm to 9pm.
Flamenco Show at the Whiteside Theatre
Tuesday April 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $20/25.
Diego Amador Jr. is a virtuoso Guitarist and Singer from Seville where he was born into a family considered “Flamenco royalty.”
Savannah Fuentes, is a stunning dancer born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Berto caught their performance in Portland recently and gave them rave reviews!
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society