Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, live broadcast concerts showcasing local musicians, arts partners, and visiting artists. Senior Announcer Robert McBride hosts the lively format of music-making and conversation for members of an intimate studio audience. That’s what we call Building Cultural Community!
Thursdays @ Three concerts are broadcast live and in real time from our studios in the Hampton Opera Center, and programs last about an hour. If you would like to join our studio audience, please select an event below. These are small group audience experiences that fill up fast. Seating is available on first come, first served basis.
March 5th, 2015 The Great American Songbook – Songs of Love
Portland Opera presents The Great American Songbook – Songs of Love. The featured performers are Portland Opera Resident Artists Katrina Galka, Ian José Ramirez, and Alexander Elliott, accompanied by T@T resident pianist, Susan McDaniel. Sure to set your heart a flutter!
March 12th, 2015 Jérémy Jouve and The Ensemble
Award-winning French guitarist Jérémy Jouve performs music by Regino Sainz de la Maza and Mathias Duplessy. The Ensemble, a richly talented group of local singers, shares the program in pieces by William Byrd, Tomás Luis de Victoria and Orlande de Lassus.
March 19th, 2015 Bach Cantata Choir and Chameleon Winds
Soloists from the Bach Cantata Choir share the stage with Chameleon Winds, a colorful wind quintet. Music by Pierne, Provinciali, and Hindemith.
April 2nd, 2015 Sarah Kwak and Susan Chan
Violinist and Oregon Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Sarah Kwak plays sonatas by Brahms and Debussy with pianist Susan Chan.
Sorry, seating is no longer available for this concert.
April 9th, 2015 Molly Barth and the NEW flute
The pioneering flutist Molly Barth makes her Thursdays @ Three debut and brings us up to date on recent works for her instrument.
April 16th, 2015 Martinů Quartet
The Friends of Chamber Music present Prague’s brilliant Martinů Quartet. Prizewinners in seven important international competitions, the quartet is engaged in a long-term project of performing and recording the complete quartet output of the leading Czech composer resident in the USA, Tomáš Svoboda of Portland.
April 23rd, 2015 Guitarist William Jenks
Director of Portland Classic Guitar, William Jenks steps up to play the instrument himself.
Robert McBride: Senior Announcer
I have my mom to thank for getting me interested in music and for being the first person to suggest radio as a career. I have both my parents to thank for making possible my degree in music composition, and for patiently supporting me, one way or another, through the many years I played in rock bands. While I failed to become a rock star, I still manage to compose occasionally. After thirty years in radio I still enjoy it! I’m on the air weekday afternoons from 1:00 to 6:00 and Saturday nights from 8:00 to 10:00, when I preside over Club Mod, a program devoted to modern music both old and new. I also enjoy hosting preconcert conversations for the Oregon Symphony and other public speaking opportunities. I’ve been part of the All Classical Portlandia team since 2000, thus setting a new personal record for employment longevity.
Susan McDaniel: Resident Pianist, All Classical Portland
Susan McDaniel has appeared widely as a soloist and chamber musician, including recitals in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. She received a B.A. in music from Linfield College, where she studied with Jill Timmons, and a M.M. in vocal accompanying from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a student of Warren Jones. While at Manhattan, she also studied chamber music with Isidore Cohen and Ruth Laredo and Baroque performance practice with Kenneth Cooper. Susan has been a member of the music staff at Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, and Utah Festival Opera as well as music director and pianist for the San Diego Opera Ensemble, Off-Center Opera (Seattle), and Puget Sound Concert Opera. A third-generation native Oregonian, Susan is thrilled to be a part of our area’s diverse and vibrant musical community.
Thursdays @ Three are made possible by the community we serve and these underwriters: