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Guitar duo plays music inspired by Brazil

COURTESY PHOTO - Guitarists and Portland Community College faculty Pam Beaty and Peter Zisa will perform a concert inspired by Brazil at 7:30 p.m. May 25 on the PCC Rock Creek Campus.The Portland Community College Rock Creek Music Program will present a concert and lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, by guitar duo Peter Zisa and Pam Beaty.

The event will take place in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, on the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road.

Guitarists and PCC music faculty members will bring the audience music inspired by the country of Brazil. Zisa began his guitar studies at age 10 and played for legendary guitarist Andres Segovia, a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Spain. Zisa is a major figure in the Portland music scene as a guitarist and member of the eclectic ensemble Thousand Waves and is also 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 currently a member of the Portland Brazilian music ensemble Choro da Alegria, to which she lends her vocals and seven-string guitar playing.

The concert is free and open to the public. For details, go to pcc.edu.