There will be a public memorial service for Derek Rieth this Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 7:00 PM in Pioneer Square in Portland, OR.

Please come join Derek’s family, friends, Pink Martini, The Lions of Batucada, Jorge Alabe, and the region’s sambistas as we play in tribute and share a moment to bid a fond farewell to our son, brother, colleague, and beloved friend. Please meet in the northwest corner of the Square, near Starbucks.

The service will include a samba batucada procession as we walk from Pioneer Square to the riverfront. Feel free to bring percussion instruments and join in the celebration. We will help you find a part to play.

If you are a sambista, please wear all white.

The service will also include an opportunity for you to learn more about the Derek Rieth Foundation, a memorial organization founded by Derek’s family to provide musical instruments and music education to underprivileged young people.

Derek Rieth