Events

Coming Events: Fall 2019 & Beyond

Workshop Opportunity with Flamenco Maestra Antonia Jiménez

Location: Portland
November 20th, 2019

Are you interested in studying with the great Antonia Jimenez while she is in Portland for Trio Flamenca. She’s available Wednesday Nov. 20th for workshop(s). If so, please reply to brenna.mcdonald@gmail.com by end of day Sunday October 13th and she will set up a workshop schedule appropriate for the levels interested the following week.

Born in 1972, Antonia Jiménez is a flamenco guitarist originally from El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz.  From a very young age, Jiménez began studying flamenco guitar with Antonia Villar, and accompanying cante and baile in tablaos and peñas in Andalucía. Later, she moved to Madrid where she worked at the most important tablaos and theaters in the capital. She joined the Arrieritos and Nuevo Ballet Español companies and at the same time furthered her studies with maestro Enrique Vargas. She accompanied cante for artists such as Carmen Linares, Montse Cortés, and Juan Pinilla.

Yuri Liberzon Concert, Sunday November 17th 3 – 5pm

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Yuri will be coming to Corvallis as part of his Oregon tour in November, and those of you who may have heard him play before will all know how good a classical guitarist he is. If you haven’t, here’s what other people have to say:

“…If there were anyone in the classical guitar world that could manage to combine musical elegance with architectural logic, it would be Yuri Liberzon.”

Classical Guitar Magazine

“‘Hearing Yuri play is like opening a bottle of wine and realizing that you have just tasted one of the best wines you will ever experience. Ever.”

Stephen Roberts, President, Sacramento Guitar Society

Born in Novosibirsk, Russia and raised in Israel, Yuri has been recognized for his impressive technical ability and musicality.  Based on his achievements in the field of music, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services granted him Permanent Residency as an ‘Alien of Extraordinary Ability’. Yuri has given a countless number of concerts across the United State, multiple media appearances, and has released two albums in collaboration with Grammy winning sound engineer and producer Nahuel Bronzini: Solo album “Ascension” released in 2015 – music from Bach to Beatles and Keith Jarrett, and “¡Acentuado!” released in 2017 – music of composer Astor Piazzolla featuring a collaboration with flutist Josué Casillas. Yuri has transcribed music of Domenico Scarlatti and Johann Sebastian Bach for guitar, and is also a great teacher!

If you want to know even more about Yuri, check out his website: https://www.yuriguitar.com/

Winter Guitar Series Opening Concert: Saturday, December 14th 3 – 4pm

Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Library Free & Open to the Public

This concert will feature the Guitar Society Ensemble performing a range of music from around the world, as well as duets and solo’s by guitar society members. Rehearsals for the Guitar Ensemble begin at the upcoming Guitar Society meeting on Sept. 9th. Two more concerts have been scheduled as part of the series on Saturday February 15th and Saturday March 21st 2020. Details of these two concerts will follow.

Past Events: 2019

Jon Sharp Classical Guitar Concert

Saturday September 28th 2 – 3 pm
Venue: Truckenbrod Pop-Up Gallery, 517 SW 2nd St. Corvallis
Free Admission

Photo by Elaine La mour

Jon will be performing at Joan Truckenbrod’s gallery in the setting of Julia Bradshaw’s SURVEY artwork exhibition featuring a mixture of classical guitar music from around the world that reaches out to the moon and beyond.

John McEuen Master Class

Tuesday October 1st 6 – 8pm
The Whiteside Theater, Corvallis

John has requested to do a Master Class for aspiring musicians and will be talking about guitar, mandolin, and banjo techniques, as well as answering questions about the music business. The class is FREE and will take place on Oct. 2nd from 6-8 PM at the Majestic Theatre.

Peppino D’Agostino Guitar Workshop, Thursday Sept. 26th 6:00PM

For those of you also interested in acoustic guitar styles, Peppino D’Agostino is doing a 1.5 hour workshop here in Corvallis on Thursday September 26th at 6pm; $30 per person. Peppino is a great guitarist and happened to be in the first guitar event I saw in the U.S. performing with classical maestro David Tanenbaum in their famous Classic/Steel duet concert. If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact:
Sharon Thormahlen Harps 1876 SW Brooklane Corvallis, OR 97333 
Space is limited- call to reserve: 541 753-4334

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 https://cgf2019.brownpapertickets.com/.

More information is available on the Guitar Society website: www.corvallisguitarsociety.org

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