Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus

Location

17705 NW Springville Rd.
Hillsboro
,
Oregon
97229
,
US

Important Venue Notes

Parking is free in the Event Center Parking behind building 9 and always free on Saturday.

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Future Events

Tuesday
Oct
24
2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program continues its diverse series of short concerts/lectures in October with a concert performed on sitar and tabla in the Forum, Building 3, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Tuesday evening Music Appreciation class and are free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. The series is sponsored by grants from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust and a Beaverton Arts Program Community Grant. The series continues through 2018. Sandeep Koranne, a virtuoso on sitar, will present the classical music of North India. Sandeep is from New Delhi and has been performing in public since the age of 10. He has performed regularly on All India Radio and has performed in Sacramento, Sunnyvale and Portland. Indian Classical music is thousands of years old, created by the ancient sages attuned to the cycles of nature. They observed and refined their experiences of sound and rhythm and its relationship to and effect on nature and the human psyche. Continually evolving for thousands of years, the music of India has become one of the most meditative and beautiful in the world, a spiritual and living system of Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm). Sandeep will be accompanied by Saikiran Madhusudan on tabla. For more information, please go to https://sites.google.com/site/sitarvadak/home/sandeep-koranne. For more information about the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the music program’s website page http://www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek/ and Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.

Past Events

Tuesday
Oct
17
2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program continues its diverse series of short concerts/lectures in October with classical guitarist Adam Levin. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Tuesday evening Music Appreciation class and is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. The series is sponsored by grants from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust and a Beaverton Arts Program Community Grant. The series continues through 2018. Adam Levin has been praised by renowned American guitarist Eliot Fisk as a “virtuoso guitarist and a true 21st century renaissance man.” Levin has performed across the United States and Europe at celebrated venues and was a Fulbright Scholar from 2008-11. The Chicago native studied with Fisk at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he received his master’s degree. Adam is currently the co-director of the annual Boston Guitarfest Young Guitarists Workshop and teaches guitar at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and Middlesex College. For more information, go to http://www.adamlevinguitar.com/. For more information about the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the music program’s website page http://www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek/ and Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Wednesday
Nov
30
2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus Department of Performing Arts presents a free concert of West African kora music with Will Dudley. The kora is a 21-stringed harp, played by the Mande people of West Africa and is used to accompany storytelling and songs. The instrument is built from a large gourd, covered with cow hide. Traditionally the strings are made of fishing line. Will Dudley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and began music training on blues and jazz guitar. He discovered the kora during his music studies at Ohio State University and studied with ethnomusicologist Ryan Skinner. Will has traveled to West Africa to study kora. For more information, please go to http://willdudleykora.com/home. For more information about the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu or 971-722-7869.
Wednesday
Jun
8
2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Piano duo XX Digitus Duo will present a free concert and lecture on music from Frank Zappa to Radiohead in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland. Duo Members Momoko Muramatsu and Maria Garcia met while studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Muramatsu has appeared internationally as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. She has won top prizes from international competitions in Brazil, Japan and Italy. She maintains a private teaching studio in Portland. Garcia began piano studies in her native Puerto Rico at the age of four, and at the age of 10 she made her debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. A recent transplant to Portland, she collaborates locally with Third Angle Ensemble, Bravo Vancouver Orchestra and Baritone Douglas Webster. She has a private teaching studio in Northeast Portland. For more information, please go to: http://www.xxdigitusduo.com/. For more information about the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the Music Program’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Saturday
Jun
4
2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Portland Community College Rock Creek Choirs will perform the music of Broadway on Saturday, June 4, at 7 pm in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland. The proceeds from this concert will help fund the PCC Rock Creek choir program. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 16. Admission is free for PCC students and staff. Tickets (cash or check only) are available at the door. Donations for the choral program are appreciated and will be collected at the door. Parking is free. The Rock Creek Choirs, under the direction of Pollyanna Hancock-Moody and comprised of PCC students and members of the community, invite you to enjoy some of Broadway’s most iconic songs, from Roger and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Marilyn Wilson’s Music Man and Cy Coleman’s City of Angels, along with favorite tunes by jazz legend Duke Ellington. This concert is intended to raise awareness about the PCC Rock Creek music program. PCC Rock Creek offers vocal classes as well as a community choir on Thursday evenings. All singers are welcome. For more information about the choir and the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s Facebook and Events page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Wednesday
Jun
1
2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Portland Community College Rock Creek Chamber Ensemble will perform Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm in the Forum Theater, Room 114 in Building 3, at 17705 NW Springville Rd. in Portland. Admission is free and parking is free in the event parking area immediately behind Building 9. The Ensemble will perform a large variety of music from classical to jazz, funk to Afro-Cuban. Music selections include D Minor Invention by J.S. Bach, a movement from a Mass by Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, an Afro-Cuban style arrangement of Sonny Rollins’ St. Thomas, a funk version of Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island as well as student arrangements of jazz and pop music. This concert is intended to raise awareness of the PCC Rock Creek music program. Students in the ensemble represent a broad range of majors including performance, theory, piano and music. The college also offers many classes open to the public with no previous experience in music required. Registration for summer and fall terms is underway. For more information about the concert and the artists, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s Facebook and Events page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Wednesday
May
25
2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek Music Program will present a free concert and lecture by guitar duo Peter Zisa and Pam Beaty in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland. Parking is free in the lot behind Building 9. Guitarists Peter Zisa and Pam Beaty will present music inspired by Brazil. Zisa began his guitar studies at age 10 and played for legendary guitarist Andres Segovia. He is a major figure in the Portland music scene as a guitarist and member of the eclectic ensemble Thousand Waves and as the producer of the annual concert program Season of Lights. Beaty has been teaching guitar at PCC Rock Creek for 11 years and has spent the last several years studying the music of Brazil and studying with the Brazilian choro ensemble Trio Brasileiro. She is a member of the Portland Brazilian music ensemble Choro da Alegria. For more information, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032996160113564/
Wednesday
May
11
2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek Music Program presents a free concert and lecture on May 11 by Thousand Waves in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free in the lot behind Building 9. Thousand Waves is a unique chamber group that celebrates the music of the East and the West. The group’s multi-disciplined performances are noted for their dynamic and interactive mixture of music and story-telling. The ensemble’s "West Meets East" program blends the sounds of the Japanese koto, the Spanish classical guitar, the violin, and the transverse flute. Together this chamber group performs traditional and modern works by such notable composers as Bach, Corelli, Sawai, Yi, Brubeck, Paganini, and Piazzolla. For more information, please go to: http://thousandwavesmusic.com/home. For more information about the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the Music Program’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Friday
Mar
11
2016
Friday, March 11, 2016 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
The PCC Rock Creek Choirs presents the music of choral composers René Clausen and Joan McMillen on Friday, March 11, at 7 pm. Clausen is an American composer, conductor of the Concordia Choir, and professor of music at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. While Clausen has become a popular composer in the choral world, the choir will sing lesser known compositions. The choir will also sing several selections from Joan McMillen's Journey of the Raindrop. This work focuses on story telling gathered from native traditions honoring the sun and sky. The proceeds from this concert will help fund the PCC Rock Creek’s choir program. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children under 16. Admission is free for PCC students. Tickets (cash or check only) are available at the door. Donations for the choral program are appreciated and will also be collected at the door. The Rock Creek Choirs are under the direction of Pollyanna Hancock-Moody and are comprised of PCC students and members of the community. This concert is intended to raise awareness about the PCC Rock Creek music program. PCC Rock Creek offers vocal classes as well as a community choir on Thursday evenings. All singers are welcome. For more information about the choir and the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Wednesday
Mar
2
2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1pm
1pm
Sandeep Koranne will present the classical music of North India on sitar and tabla. Admission is free. Sandeep is from New Delhi and comes from a distinguished family of musicians. A virtuoso on sitar, he has been performing in public since the age of 10. He has performed regularly on All India Radio and has performed in Sacramento, Sunnyvale and Portland. Indian Classical music is thousands of years old, created by the ancient sages attuned to the cycles of nature. They observed and refined their experiences of sound and rhythm and its relationship to and effect on nature and the human psyche. Continually evolving for thousands of years, the music of India has become one of the most meditative and beautiful musics in the world, a spiritual and living system of Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm). For more information, please go to https://sites.google.com/site/sitarvadak/home/sandeep-koranne.
Wednesday
Feb
17
2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 8-9pm
8-9pm
Hideki Yamaya, lutenist and guitarist, is a specialist on lutes and early guitars from the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as later guitars from the 18th and 19th centuries. He approaches playing early music with an aesthetic appropriate to the period, and with period technique. Yamaya, who has toured internationally, received his bachelor’s degree in Music and his master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Hideki has two CDs, “Adam Darr: German Romantic Guitar Duets” and “The Arch lute in 18th Century Italy.” For more information, please go to http://www.hyamaya.com/.