Winter Guitar Concert Series

Saturday, December 15 | 3:00 PM | Main Mtg Room |

Join us for three free concerts at the library this winter season, presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society!

Saturday, December 15: Corvallis Guitar Society Group Ensemble

The Corvallis Guitar Society Group Ensemble will perform a range of classical music from around the world including the world premier of two works by Oregonian composer Jason Heald. The event will be rounded out by duet and solo performances by members of the Guitar Society.

Sunday, January 13: Oregon Guitar Quartet

The Portland-based Oregon Guitar Quartet has been recording together for nearly a decade. They have performed classic and original music at the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, the Loudoun County Guitar Festival in Washington, D.C. and toured Costa Rica in 2014 as part of the Credomatic Music Festival.

Saturday, February 16: James Bishop-Edwards and Cameron O’Connor

James Bishop-Edwards, a former head of the Guitar Department at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, is a composer with a special interest in the music and instruments of the renaissance and baroque periods. Cameron O’Connor, currently a member of the OSU Music faculty, has performed with the Eugene Opera, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the New York Virtuoso Singers among many others.

The Corvallis Guitar Society

The mission of the Corvallis Guitar Society is to promote classical and related guitar styles in the greater Willamette Valley area from an educational, appreciation, and performance perspective. CGS has, since its founding in February 2015, been successful at ‘bringing local artists out of the woodwork’ and encouraging people of all ages and abilities to participate, as well as bringing in featured artists from outside to educate and inspire.

This concert series will provide an opportunity for local residents to enjoy the wonderful world of guitar and for local and regional musicians to provide an insight into the vast range of music from the renaissance to the modern era from all around the world.

You can find out more about the guitar society at www.corvallisguitarsociety.org