Updated December Newsletter No. 2: Corvallis Guitar Society

Dear Guitar Friends,

Please note that the venue for the Guitar Society Winter Concert Series is the Corvallis-Benton County Library, NOT Odd Fellows Hall as was stated in the original newsletter. My sincere apologies for any confusion.

Here is the updated newsletter with the venues corrected:

December 2018 Newsletter No. 2 Corvallis Guitar Society

Dear Guitar Friends, Happy New Year!


Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

We kick off the New Year with the first Guitar Society meeting of 2019 welcoming Oregonian DAVID TUTMARK as our featured artist. David is a classical guitarist actively performing in the Pacific Northwest and is known for his visceral yet polished style of playing, and consistently delivers captivating performances of traditional and contemporary classical guitar.  

Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University.  After earning a Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from PSU, David began a busy performance career, giving over 300 performances between 2012-2015 alone.  Today David continues to maintain a busy schedule as a performer and teacher of guitar. 

Check out David’s website where you can also listen to some of the lovely music he plays. http://www.davidtutmarkguitar.com/

The January 7th meeting will also include a GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION which, following the wonderful Winter concert, will feature new music that is posted to the website. Check out the scores online, download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome. https://corvallisguitarsociety.org/music-scores-for-january-7th-meeting-ensemble-session/

AGENDA MONDAY January 7th 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: David Tutmark

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.

The 2nd Guitar Society Winter Concert Sunday January 13th, 3-4pm

The Oregon Guitar Quartet!

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

The critically acclaimed Oregon Guitar Quartet is an ensemble of four of the finest classical guitarists residing in Portland, Oregon. The group’s members Mario Diaz, John Mery, Jesse McCann and Bryan Johanson have been performing and recording together for nearly a decade. Their 2010 debut album Something Wondrous Fair was met with outstanding approval. Their concert programs constantly change and feature some of the most exciting and often daring arrangements for guitar quartet. Their literature spans the centuries and includes original compositions by fellow member and internationally renowned composer Bryan Johanson.

The 3rd Guitar Society Winter Concert Saturday February 16th, 3-4pm

James Bishop Edwards and Cameron O’Connor

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

James Bishop Edwards

Cameron O’Connor

Local classical guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor will be joining together with Ashland’s James Bishop-Edwards to deliver a fabulous combination of solo and duet performances. The music will range from the 16th to modern 20th century arrangements for classical style guitars. Early music will also be performed on vihuelas, a guitar-shaped string instrument from 15th- and 16th-century developed by Spanish musicians as an instrument on which to perform polyphonic music. Expect a combination of wonderful music and historical insight.


Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm

Venue: Majestic Theater, Corvallis

Tickets available online: http://www.majestic.org/calendar/#event=13743129

The PNW’s premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by maestro Berto Boyd returns to the Majestic to take listeners on a journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, due in no small part to the spine-tingling duende, or trance-like spirit unleashed by the music. The event will also feature inspired dancing by Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz, the passionate vocals and guitar artistry of guitarist/singer Grant Ruiz, and driving rhythms by dynamic percussionist Terry Longshore, Flamenco Pacifico takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco.

I look forward to seeing you on January 7th at our first 2019 Guitar Society Meeting,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society