Jon Sharp Classical Guitar Concert

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

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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. Come along and enjoy both forms of artwork!

Upcoming June Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Friends,

Thanks to everyone who came out for the fabulous festival on May 11th! What a wonderful range of guitar styles, top flight concert artists, events, and ukulele music we had, all of which got great feedback! If you weren’t able to make it, you can see photos and videos of some of things you missed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisGuitarSociety/

The next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday June 3rd 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The featured concert for this meeting will be the OSU Guitar Ensemble directed by our wonderful local maestro Cameron O’Connor combined with solos and duets by the ensemble members.

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The June 3rd meeting will also include our OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION. We will be reviewing some of the music we have played so far this year in anticipation of the winter concert series later on in the year.  The music is already posted to the website so check out the scores online (scroll down to see the ensemble scores), download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome and the scores include parts suitable for all levels of playing.

AGENDA MONDAY June 3rd 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 Concert: OSU Guitar Ensemble directed by Cameron O’Connor

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.

Looking Forward..

Now we have reached the summit for the first half of the year with the wonderful Guitar Festival and the last Society meeting on June 3rd, the Guitar Society will take a break over the summer. We will get back together again on Monday September 9th with our Guitar Society meeting kicking off the Fall series of activities and events. More details will follow regarding the schedule.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you on June 3rd at our Guitar Society Meeting, and have a great summer!

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society

The 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival 2019


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