Guitar Society Meeting Monday January 6th 2020 7:30-9:30 pm

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

We start off a New Year of exciting guitar events and activities with the upcoming guitar society meeting on January 6th. This Guitar Society meeting will feature an Open Guitar Ensemble session, an open stage for anyone who would like to come along and play some music, and the Featured Artist will be our one and only local Flamenco & classical guitar hero – BERTO BOYD!

In the unlikely event that you have not heard Berto play before, check out his website and the wide range of high quality guitar music for which he is renowned:

AGENDA MONDAY January 6th 2020
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:10 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: Music will be made available ahead of the meeting
8:10 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: anyone is welcome to come and share guitar music with us
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist – Berto Boyd

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.

Winter Guitar Series Opening Concert: Saturday December 14th 2019 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.

Ensemble Program (Arr. Andrew Forrest)

My Loves an Arbutus
An old Irish air, arr. by Charles Villiers Stanford

Hong du Ci
The Red Bean Song – a Chinese folk song

Stare Ljubavi
A traditional Bosnian melody

An Tailliuir
Irish Air

Greek Dance
Traditional Greek Dance Music

Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Arranged from Harpsichord by François Couperin

Fiddlers Playing
A song and dance from the Ukraine

Solo & Duets

The First Noel (English Carol) Matt Campbell & Martin Erwig

Cavatina (The Deer Hunter) Anne Loewen & Jon Sharp

Rondo from Duo in G, Op. 34, Berto Boyd & Jon Sharp

Guárdame la Vacas, Berto Boyd

August Moon, Raven Dow-Hygelund

Songe Capricorne, Raven Dow-Hygelund

Sueño del Minero, Raven Dow-Hygelund & Berto Boyd

Choco, Raven Dow-Hygelund & Berto Boyd

Classical Guitar Maestro, Yuri Liberzon Concert

This Sunday November 17th 2019 3 – 5pm
Odd Fellows Hall, Downtown Corvallis

Tickets $20.00 available online on Brown Paper Tickets, and at the Door

Click on Brown Paper Tickets above to buy your ticket now

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 (USCIS) 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:

We look forward to seeing you at his concert in November.
Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society