Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, Building 3, room 114
17705 NW Springville Road
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 7-8pm
Portland Community College Rock Creek music program presents a free holiday concert. The Rock Creek Choirs, directed by Dr. Samuel Barbara, will present an array of outstanding choral music including excerpts from Robert Ray's Gospel Mass and a variety of holiday selections. For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at email@example.com, 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s events page at https://www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic and Facebook page at Facebook.com/pccrcaem.
Monday, December 11, 2017 from 7-8pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program will present the Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band in a free concert. The Chamber Ensemble, directed by Jason Palmer, will perform classical repertoire from Bach to Piazzolla in a small chamber music format. The Jazz Ensemble will perform a wide variety of jazz, Brazilian and popular music including works by Joe Zawinul, Josh Deutsch, Horace Silver, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and student composers. The Symphonic Band, directed by Noelle Freshner, will perform Amparito Roca by Spanish composer Jaime Texidor, Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Tichelli (a tribute to the people of Cajun folksong culture) and Symphony No. 4 by Andrew Boysen Jr. The concert will also feature the animated piece Autobahn by Ryan George. The composer wrote of this work, “In writing this piece I wanted to focus less on the idea of speed and more on the freedom and exhilaration that one feels while driving on a road with no limitations.” For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s events page at https://www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic and Facebook page at Facebook.com/pccrcaem.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program continues its diverse series of short concerts/lectures with the Brazilian music ensemble Choro da Alegria. 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. Choro da Alegria is a Portland-based ensemble dedicated to playing the wonderful melodies of Brazil. They draw much inspiration from the genre “Choro” which has been loosely called “Brazilian ragtime.” Beyond choro they include classic tunes from Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira. Choro da Alegria is: Pam Beaty, (7-string guitar), Esteban Diaz, (percussion), Peter Fung (percussion and guitar), and Tom Pinit (bandolim/Brazilian mandolin). The group released its first CD, "quiosque," in June 2015. For more information, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/choroalegria/.For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at email@example.com, 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.