Choro da Alegria Plays the Beautiful Melodies of Brazil
The Portland Community College Rock Creek music continues its diverse series of short concerts/lectures with the Choro da Alegria, 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.
The concert is presented in conjunction with the Tuesday evening Music Appreciation class, and is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. 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.
Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Road, Bldg. 3 room 114
Portland, OR 97223