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Meet the Musicians: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Posted August 12, 2015 by Jonathan Williams
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s most acclaimed and actively recording chamber orchestras. It is also one of the most played ensembles heard on All Classical Portland.
Based in London, England, the... More
A Third Way of Thinking About Movies
Posted August 9, 2015 by D. K. Holm
When the BBC released the results of its poll of an unknown number of international critics about their favorite American movies, Alfred Hitchcock made the list five times – for Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Notorious … and... More
Oregon Music Festivals Bring Diverse and Rich Sounds to the Community
Posted July 8, 2015 by Jonathan Williams
As the summer begins to heat up, so does the music festival scene in Oregon. The Oregon Bach Festival and Chamber Music Northwest are each in the midst of their summer concert series with fresh sounds, artists, and... More
James Horner Leaves Listeners a Lifetime of Music
Posted June 30, 2015 by Jonathan Williams
The American composer James Horner, who composed more than 100 film scores, including “Titanic,” “Apollo 13,” “Braveheart” and “Avatar” passed away June 22 at the age of 61.
Horner was a classically trained musician and scholar, who began playing... More
A Parade of Music and Support Mark My First Week at All Classical
Posted June 8, 2015 by Jonathan Williams
During my first week at All Classical Portland, I was able to experience multiple aspects of how the station functions, especially during one of its major fundraisers. Putting faces to the voices I heard during many late nights... More
Thoughts on Cuba
Posted April 7, 2015 by Ed Goldberg
Our trip to Cuba with Earthbound Expeditions was a success. The only complaint that I heard was that we were overfed. I have heard worse.
Of course, Cuba is not like Puerto Rico or St. Martin, or any other... More
Get To Know The Hosts: Ed Goldberg
Posted April 2, 2015 by Daniel Hornbeck
Tell me about growing up in NYC.
I was born in the Bronx. We moved out when I was six, to Rockaway Beach, New York. It was 6 years of living probably 500 yards from the surf. It turned... More
New Scenery, New Sounds
Posted July 1, 2014 by John Pitman
It's the first day of July, and the ninth day of our residence in Suite 200 of the Hampton Opera Center. If you've visited the All Classical Portland Facebook page recently, then you've no doubt seen some of... More
Extended interview: OBT dancer Alison Roper
Posted April 17, 2014 by Christa Wessel
In this wide-ranging interview, veteran dancer Alison Roper discusses her impending retirement from the Oregon Ballet Theater.
She talks openly about the transition from stage to office (she'll be taking on an administrative and teaching role at OBT) and... More
Get To Know The Hosts: Christa Wessel
Posted January 23, 2014 by Hali Engelman
As All Classical Portland’s mid-morning host, Christa Wessel has brightened up the workdays of many listeners with her distinctively bubbly voice. When she’s not on air, she can usually be found interviewing local artists for Northwest Previews, or... More