Newsletter October 2016

Dear Guitar Friends,
Thank you to all of you who came to the Guitar Society Meeting on October 3rd. We had a great ensemble session and some wonderful performances on the open stage by a number of our members of all ages and abilities. Our featured artist, Scott Kritzer, played some great pieces and provided fascinating insight into the background of the J. S. Bach Cello Suite arrangements by classical maestro and pedagogue Michael Lorimer. All-round entertaining, educational, and inspirational. Thanks everyone!

For those of you who missed Scott, he will be performing as part of the Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series on Friday December 9th.  On the same subject, a group of us from CGS will be attending a number of the Portland guitar concerts, the next one being the Oregon Guitar Quartet on Friday October 28th. If you are interested in carpooling, get in touch with me. More information about that series can be found at:

Meanwhile, here in Corvallis, we are pleased to announce that our very own Berto Boyd will be guest starring with internationally renowned flamenco dancer/choreographer Fanny Ara who is presenting her new show at the Majestic Theater, downtown Corvallis, on Saturday November 12th starting at 7:30pm. If you have never seen a flamenco show featuring all the elements of this amazing art form including singing, dance, and guitar, then check this one out. For more information and tickets go to:

Looking forward, our next meeting will be on Monday November 7th.  Following the fun we had last time with everyone participating, this meeting will feature extended ensemble and open stage sessions.

The agenda for the November 7th Meeting is as follows:

7:00 – 7:05pm      Welcome
7:05pm to 7:50pm Open Ensemble: bring your guitar, footstool and join in. Music can be downloaded from the website one week ahead of time.
7:50 – 8:00 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:00 – 9:00pm Open Stage: please share your music with us – all ages and abilities welcome

The meeting will take place as usual on the 3rd floor at Gracewinds Music downtown Corvallis (please use rear entrance).

Thank you and Best Regards,
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society