17 2023

EJC Noontime Concert with Flamenco Guitarist Brenna McDonald

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Eastside Jewish Commons 2420 Ne Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Contact Eric Stern

Join us for our free monthly concert series with top Portland musicians! Pack a lunch or stop by one of the many eateries at NE 24th and Glisan, bring your food in (no pork or shellfish, please) and come and hear the music! The concerts feature small ensembles and soloists that are semi-acoustic and always enlivening. EJC welcomes seniors, parents and kids, students, and all others. What better thing is there to do on a Friday afternoon?!

This concert is part of our Crypto-Judaism series.

Brenna McDonald has lived and studied flamenco in Spain and is a founding member of La Peña Flamenca de Portland and Espacio Flamenco. She currently teaches flamenco dance and guitar at Espacio Flamenco and co-organizes the performance company Espacio Flamenco Onstage. Her passion for flamenco drew her to study flamenco guitar and dance from an early age. Her first teachers were Martita Santiago and Jaime Woods in Eugene, OR. Her pursuit of learning took her to Spain to study where she lived and studied for several years between 2003 and 2009 with some of the greatest maestros, including Chiqui de Jerez, Jose Luis Balao, Parrilla de Jerez, and Juan de los Reyes. Brenna is one of the few female flamenco guitarists in the world who has achieved a level of proficiency in flamenco dance and singing accompaniment.

Sponsor: Eastside Jewish Commons