CGS Newsletter – November 2015

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”

CGS Newsletter – October 2015

Dear Members,
The Guitar Society motto is “Bringing local guitarists out of the woodwork” and that is certainly what happened at the last meeting on September 14th. We had a great turnout, great participation and an even greater range of music! Adam playing some great solo Blues arrangements by John Fahey in open tunings We began the evening with some good ensemble pieces from Andrew Forrest’s website and from Jerry Snyder’s Guitar School. There is clearly growing interest in the ensemble music and looking forward I can imagine this section evolving into a more structured session. Looking further down the road (for those who have never heard a guitar orchestra) it is quite remarkable the quality and depth of sound that can be created with a large number of guitars and, if you are still unsure, check out some of the guitar orchestras on YouTube. Here’s a good rendition of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Continue reading “CGS Newsletter – October 2015”