Upcoming Events: May 2019

Corvallis Guitar Society at Farmers Market- MAY 4th

On Sat. May 4th 9am-1pm members of the guitar society will perform solos, duos, and various ensembles. It will be a great day of music and community!


The 3rd Corvallis Guitar Festival (May 11th)

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

More information is available on the Guitar Society website:

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


William Kanengiser: The Diaspora Project

Sunday May 12th-3pm – PSU Lincoln Recital Hall

Grammy Award winning artist William Kanengiser (LAGQ) will perform at Lincoln Recital Hall 75 a special Mother’s Day program of carefully curated solo pieces and the debut of “The Walls” a concerto for guitar and guitar orchestra by Sergio Assad. Joining him in the performance will be the PSU Guitar Orchestra directed by Jesse McCann.

For more info and tickets visit:


First United Methodist Church Guitar Concert

Oregon guitarists David Rogers and David Elan Kelley perform Sunday, May 5 at 3:00pm at The First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 345-8764. Suggested Donation: $10.00 and any non-perishable offerings for Food for Lane CountyMore info at: