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Free concert features jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban music

The Portland Community College Rock Creek Chamber Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in the Forum Theater, Room 114 in Building 3,17705 N.W. Springville Road, Portland.

Ensemble members will perform a large variety of music from classical to jazz, funk to Afro-Cuban. Music selections include “D Minor Invention,” by J.S. Bach, a movement from a Mass by Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, an Afro-Cuban style arrangement of Sonny Rollins’ “St. Thomas” and a funk version of Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island,” as well as student arrangements of jazz and pop music.

The concert is intended to raise awareness of the PCC Rock Creek music program. Students in the ensemble represent a broad range of majors including performance, theory, piano and music. The college also offers classes open to the public with no previous experience in music required. Registration for summer and fall terms is currently underway.

Admission is free and parking is free in the event parking area immediately behind Building 9.