Free Noon Concert At Art Museum

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University presents John Mery on classical guitar and Jas. Adams on flute Tuesday, Sept. 10, at noon. Admission is free.

"Music of Iberia: Old and New World," is a selection of jazzy classical music from Europe, Brazil and Argentina. The program includes pieces by Ravel, Pessard, Ibert, Villa-Lobos, Machado and Piazolla.

Mery received his master's degree in music in guitar performance from the University of Arizona where he studied under Thomas Patterson. He has participated in master classes with many of today's most prominent guitarists including: Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghilia, David Russel, Abel Carlevaro and Carlo Barone.

In 1993 Mery won the Schaeffer Memorial Guitar Competition. He has performed in concert in Europe and throughout the Western United States. He currently heads the music program at Portland Community College - Sylvania campus.

Jas. Adams first studied flute while attending Reed College, where he helped start a Young Audience group, playing Renaissance instruments for local school children. He also studied flute with Roger Rostron of the Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England. A founding board member of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, Adams has performed on baroque and modern flute in chamber music recitals and concerts in the Pacific Northwest, Bay Area, and abroad. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Willamette University College of Law.