Programs on All Classical Portland
Locally Produced Programs
Music and the movies delightfully combine as host Edmund Stone explores the classical music that enhances what we see on the screen. The Score plays every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
Find out more about the show at TheScore.org.
Saturday host Ed Goldberg leads a parade of favorites–a vibrant mix of opera, show tunes, great film themes, comic operettas and even American band music–every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Northwest Previews, with host John Burk, and with interviews by All Classical on-air staff, highlights outstanding classical events in the Portland area for the coming week. The one-hour program airs weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Host Robert McBride explores modernism, past and present, on this two-hour show, which airs at 8 p.m. every Saturday.
Backstage at the Opera
Backstage at the Opera, with host Christopher Mattaliano, airs the first Saturday of every month, 30 minutes prior to the Metropolitan Opera Radio broadcast, usually at 9:30 a.m.
Played in Oregon
Played in Oregon, with host Christa Wessel, celebrates the classical music scene in Oregon. The one-hour weekly program airs Sundays at 1 p.m.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the the “Big Five.” Founded in 1891, the Symphony makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with your host Lisa Simeone, brings unparalleled live performances to our airwaves every Sunday evening from 6 to 8.
Classical Guitar Alive!
The mission of Classical Guitar Alive is the betterment of mankind through music, and they seek to achieve this by bringing classical guitar music to the widest possible audience. The classical guitar and its ancient musical ancestors are uniquely qualified to inspire, lift the spirit, ease suffering and heal the listener. Many cultures and histories, from present-day to Biblical times, mention listeners being soothed by the sound of a guitar, a lute, a lyre, and countless others.
Classical Guitar Alive, with your host Tony Morris, airs each week on Sunday morning from 9 to 10. Click this Classical Guitar Alive link to learn more.
From the Top
For the past decade, From the Top has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians ages 8 to 18. Each program provides a compelling and entertaining window into the world of a diverse group of young people, who pursue life with passion, determination, and joy.
Click this From the Top link for more information.
What do Chopin and Corelli have in common with Chick Corea and John Corigliano? Listen to Composers Datebook and find out!
Composers Datebook, with host John Zech, is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events with appropriate and accessible music related to each. Composers Datebook airs seven days a week at 9 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.
Click this Composers Datebook link for more information.
Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. Through brilliant performances by today’s early music artists and insightful commentary, listeners experience the richness of early music history and culture. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia casts new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia, with your host hosted by Angela Mariani, is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.
Click this Harmonia link for more information.
Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 82st season kicked off December 3, 2011, with Handel’s Rodelinda, starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, and Andreas Scholl. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 5, 2012. Margaret Juntwait, pictured, returns as the series’s host for her eighth season, joined by commentator Ira Siff.
The Metropolitan Opera Saturday broadcasts air every Saturday morning throughout the season at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). Click this Metropolitan Opera link for more information.
New York Philharmonic
The weekly New York Philharmonic radio concert series, hosted by Alec Baldwin, airs on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8. Syndicated to more than 300 radio stations nationally by the WFMT Radio Network, the New York Philharmonic makes its home in Avery Fisher Hall, in New York’s Lincoln Center. Alan Gilbert, named to lead the Philharmonic at the start of the 2009-10 season, is among the youngest music directors in the orchestra’s 168-year history, and the first who is a native New Yorker. Mr Gilbert succeeded Lorin Maazel, who served as music director from 2002.
Michael Barone, the eloquent and good-humored host of Pipedreams, spotlights extraordinary pipe-organ instruments and performers playing awe-inspiring music. Pipedreams, from American Public Media, airs every Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Click this Pipedreams link for more information.
Weekend Performance Today
Weekend Performance Today, from America Public Radio, features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe, along with interviews and performing arts news. Host Fred Child presents highlights from the preceding week’s offerings and combines them into a two-hour broadcast. Weekend Performance Today airs Sunday evenings from 8 to 10.
Click this Performance Today link for more information.