MOSTLY BRAZILIAN HOLIDAY CONCERT 2015
MOSTLY BRAZILIAN HOLIDAY CONCERT 2015
(A concert including piano, violin, trumpet, guitar, percussion, and voice)
Join us for an evening of sensuous melodies and rhythms of Brazil and Beyond performed by local Portland music groups PROJECT BOSSA and DUO BECAR. This concert will showcase works by some of Brazil's important 20th century composers - Villa-lobos, Nazareth,Jobim and more. Special guest GERARDO CALDERON will play inspirational music influenced by various styles from Latin American.
Venue: The Classic Pianos Recital Hall is an intimate hall, designed for the listener. It is a perfect venue for a close-up acoustic experience.
PROJECT BOSSA (Quartet)
Play classics of Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao, American Jazz, and more.
Violin and trumpet deliver memorable melodies backed by a guitar and percussion rhythm section.
GERARDO CALDERON's music embodies traditional and contemporary music from a wide variety of countries including Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil. Drawing on styles and rhythms such as corridos, rancheras, boleros, bossa nova, sambas, and valses, Gerardo's performance uniquely demonstrates the musical richness of Latin America.
DUO BECAR pay homage to the music of great Brazilian composers such as Heitor Villa Lobos, Ernesto Nazareth, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, playing an eclectic mix of Brazilian styles (like Choro and Bossa-Nova) with a touch of European tradition.
More about PROJECT BOSSA:
Eri Nogueira (violin) is a native of Para, Brazil, and a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, in Belgium. She has performed in numerous orchestras in Brazil, and currently teaches and performs in the Portland area.
Pyata Penedo (percussion):
A native of Espirito Santo, Brazil, Pyata is well-versed in many genres of music from his homeland. Pyata is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and dynamic performer. He is an active member of Portland's Popgoji band, teaches capoeira, and is a music producer.
Aaron Peterson (trumpet) studied classical trumpet performance at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Since then he has immersed himself in various musical styles including Jazz and Samba. He is passionate about music and excited to be part of the musical mecca of Portland, OR, where he performs in numerous groups.
Peter Fung (guitar) has been happily obsessed with samba and choro for the last two decades. He has been a performing member of the Manhattan Samba School (NYC), the Lions of Batucada (Portland), and Samba do Coraçao (SF Bay Area). Peter is founder of Portland's annual Dia do Choro PDX, and a core member of Portland's thriving Brazilian music community.
More about GERARDO CALDERON:
Gerardo is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. Born in Mexico City, he grew up surrounded by music, dance and culture. Having studied classical guitar in Mexico City, he later immersed himself in traditional Mexican music including both folk and pre-Columbian forms. Gerardo has performed with folk ensembles in Mexico, Canada, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. He has also toured with choir and world music ensembles, and composed music and design sound for ballet, documentaries, short films, commercials, and theater companies.
Gerardo had the honored of being musical director of Circus Project band. He is also musical director of Grupo Condor and Nuestro Canto, and has been a teaching artist for 15 years serving the greater Portland community. Gerardo is an instrument artisan - he makes custom pan flutes, rain-sticks, water drums, turtle boxes, and bombos (bass drum). Most recently, Gerardo has launched his own record label "Ollin Records".
More about DUO BECAR:
Florence Deutsch started playing the piano at age 6 in her native Sibiu, Romania. She studied at the Scoala Generala de Arte (Classical Piano) and was among finalists in citywide, and regional piano competitions. Even as the Iron Curtain prevented many from traveling outside of Eastern Europe, her skills earned her travel to performances in Vienna and Linz, Austria. She later developed a passion for Brazilian music and is looking forward to her debut in this style.
Sergio Botelho was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started playing the guitar at age 10, soon becoming fascinated by the sultry rhythms and lush harmonies in the music of his homeland. He later fell in love with classical guitar, and today can feel at home playing both popular and erudite music.
Classic Pianos Recital Hall (View)
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave (@ the corner of SE Powell Blvd.)
PORTLAND, OR 97202
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|