Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rodel & Amanda Flores' Concert

I had the privilege last summer in attending Rodel and the other artists in our community who performed in the "Tertulia Concert" to benefit the building of the DAMABANA, The Filipino Shrine at the Grotto. The concert was spectacular and I enjoyed it very much. They even received an standing ovation from the crowd. This upcoming concert is another opportunity to hear him play his violin again and it is for a good cause. Please see below detailed information from his wife Marem.

Please join my family for a special concert on February 28, Saturday, 7 pm, at the Montavilla United Methodist Church on 232 SE 80th, Portland, OR.

My husband Rodel will play the violin with Amanda, our 13 year old daughter, on the piano. Both will serenade you with light classics (such as Pachelbel's Canon and Vivaldi's Spring from Four Seasons) and beloved standards (such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Gershwin's I Got Rhythm). Rodel is an accomplished violinist, a former scholar of the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria and soloist and concertmaster for orchestras in Asia and Europe. He is also a dedicated violin teacher, and has presented his students in several recitals. Amanda had her first solo piano recital when she was 7. Since then, she has performed other recitals, and has been a soloist for Mozart's Piano Concerto with the Cebu Chamber Orchestra. She is currently a piano scholar of the Snowman Foundation of Portland.

The concert is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Optimist Club of Lloyd Center. The club sponsors enrichment activities for children from Portland Public Schools, in line with the club's mission of "bringing out the best in kids." More information about the Optimists can be found at

I have attached a flyer with this e-mail. Tickets are at $15. I really, really hope you, your family, and your friends can come.

Thank you and see you soon,