Dear Guitar Enthusiasts, Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting June 3rd at Odd Fellows Hall. These are some of the pieces we enjoyed playing so far this year and are on the potential list for the concert at the end of the year. Everyone is welcome to come and join in! Take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, just come along and have fun.
The featured artist for this meeting will be Pablo Figueroa from Argentina.
His first teacher was his father, Juan Carlos, who encouraged him to follow his path to a music career in the world of guitar. In 1991 at 15 years of age Pablo was awarded first prize in the Rosario Association of Guitar Competition. He then went on tour throughout Argentina, Uruguay, and Italy before settling in Buenos Aires, and, since then, has worked with diverse and recognized artists developing a great versatility in Latin American rhythms. In 2009 Pablo won the gold prize for the best international song in Viña del Mar, Chile. More recently Pablo has composed and recorded an album of contemporary Jazz entitled “Pulsionando” and, in 2018, Pablo performed at the Sao Paulo, Brazil Tango Festival along with local Oregonian guitarist Craig Einhorn.
The May 6th 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 will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting so check out the scores online http://www.corvallisguitarsociety.org , 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 May 6th 2019 7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome 7:05 – 7:45 pmOpen 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 Artist: Pablo Figueroa from Argentina
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.
An exciting time is approaching over the next few weeks with the next Guitar Society Meeting on Monday May 6th and the 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival on Saturday May the 11th. Details of more events are provided below, so read on and enjoy!
Other Upcoming Local Events, Local Artists, or Both…..!
May 1st, OSU’s Guitar en Route series, will feature a duo concert with guitarists Cameron O’Connor and Ikuo Inoue celebrating the art and music of Japan. This will be at OSU Benton Hall COMM 303 at 7:30pm, free admission.
Cedar House Concert Series
On May 24th Lisa Lynne’s Cedar House concert series down in Monroe/Alpine (between Corvallis and Eugene) features James Kline, a master harp-guitarist from Spain who will be performing with his arch/harp guitar. More info available on their website: https://lisalynne.com/cedarhouse-concerts/
I look forward to seeing you on May 6th at our Guitar Society Meeting and the 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival on May 11th!