DIA DO CHORO 2017
Join us in celebrating Choro Music on Pixinguinha's Birthday!
(A concert including piano, 6 string and 7 string guitar, mandolin, cavaquinho, and pandeiro)
Join us for an evening of sensuous melodies and rhythms of Brazil's choro music, bossa nova, and more. Performances by CHOROLOCO, DUO BECAR, PAM BEATY, and special guests. This will be a great opportunity to see and hear a wide range of some of Brazil's most celebrated composers including Pixinguinha, Jobim, Baden Powell, and Jacob do Bandolim.
Recital Hall at Classic Pianos is an intimate and beautiful room. Perfect for a close-up acoustic experience.
MORE ABOUT CHOROLOCO
Stuart Zobel (7-string guitar) musician, composer, and teacher whose emphasis is in Latin American music and creating music for the screen and stage. He has composed and directed music for circus, vaudeville, stage plays, and movies. He is the former leader of the Fremont Philharmonic and was the music director for the Fremont Players. During his tenure with the Fremont Philharmonic, he composed music for the Cirque de Flambe and for various British Panto shows.
Brandi Ledferd (Percussion) Born and raised in California, Brandi Ledferd has been playing percussion in the Seattle area for over 20 years. Brandi has performed in groups including Northwest Symphony, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Gamelan Northwest, Fremont Philharmonic, and Pacific Northwest Film Scoring. Brandi currently specializes in Brazilian percussion playing in styles including samba, choro, bossa nova, Northeastern, and Afro Brazilian.
Naoyuki Sawada (Mandolin, Cavaquinho) Multi-instrumentalist/percussionist Naoyuki Sawada is the newest member of Choroloco since 2013. He is a native of Japan and moved to NYC in his early 20s where he studied Brazilian music. He toured with a NY-based Afro-Brazilian dance company Roots of Brazil as a percussionist for 3 seasons before moving to Seattle. Currently he is also collaborating with a Capoeira master Edna Lima for her solo CD project.
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.
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.
Pam Beaty (guitar) is a classically-trained guitarist, who has been a long-time devotee of various styles of Brazilian music. Pam teaches guitar in the Portland area and has performed in several ensembles.
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!|