As we approach our one year anniversary I am delighted to report on what has been a great year for the Corvallis Guitar Society. Our duel mandate of bringing local guitarists out of the woodwork and bringing top class performers to our local stages has been far more successful than any of the founder Board members had imagined. This is attributable to the tremendous local support we have received for which we are extremely grateful. Thank You!
Our recent concert with Maestro Jose Luis Rodriguez was an outstanding
success. Thank you to our crew, the community, and our sponsors. You can find the program from the event here. We suggest you read the Gazette-Times article, accessible by clicking the image of Jose with the paper. The Corvallis Arts Review also did an article about the show.
Some great performances graced the stage at the last Society meeting on October 5th. Our Featured Artist Ryan Walsh is a wonderfully accomplished home-grown classical guitarist (graduate of University of Oregon) who also made the bold transition to study in Spain at the Conservatorio Superior in Seville. The result is a remarkable combination of musicality and exquisite technique which, combined with a rich library of repertoire, enabled Ryan to turn himself into a human jukebox for the evening and take requests from the audience. The pieces he performed included works by Eric Satie, Fernando Sor, Leo Brouwer, Sergio Assad, Antonio Lauro and some literally evocative own compositions. If you missed his performance, stay posted because we hope he will make a return trip to Corvallis in the not too distant future! Continue reading “CGS Newsletter – November 2015”