March 2018 Newsletter & Upcoming Events Vol 1

Dear Guitar Friends,
I am still smiling after witnessing violist Kimberley Fitch and guitarist James Bishop Edwards performing as one of the best duets I have ever heard in terms of musical tonality, choice of music, (featuring a world premier by Roseburg OR composer Jason Heald), and sheer fun. Thanks to everyone who came out. Details of the next meeting will figure in Vol 2 of this month’s newsletter, but I wanted to highlight some local guitar events that are coming up in the very near future:

OSU Guitar Ensemble Inaugural Performance!
Friday, March 16 at 5:30pm
Benton Hall room 303 (third floor)

Dr. Cameron O’Connor directs the OSU Guitar Ensemble in an eclectic performance of large ensemble and duo music by Mozart, Debussy, Ben Folds, and Studio Ghibli.

Flamenco Pacifico
March 23 @ 7:30pm
Majestic Theatre Main Stage
Tickets: $28-30 Available online:

Premiere Flamenco music & dance ensemble led by 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. Additionally, this concert will feature special guest artist and dancer Melissa Cruz from the Bay Area.

Duo demitasse Spring Concert Presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society and Corvallis Arts Center
Sunday April 8th 2018 3pm – 5pm
Corvallis Arts Center
Tickets $25 Available at Grass Roots Books and Music, Corvallis, and on line at Brown Paper Tickets:
We are very pleased to be working with the Corvallis Arts Center to present the spring concert on the afternoon of Sunday April 8th at the Corvallis Arts Center, downtown Corvallis. This promises to be a fantastic musical experience featuring two top flight musicians who will be performing a combination of solo and duet works. You can check out more about these two great talents on their respective websites:
The local Guitar maestro Cameron O’Connor
Pianist Hui Wu

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Thanks and Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society