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.
July 2nd, 2015 Evergreen String Quartet
The Evergreen String Quartet, whose members come from the Oregon Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, the Portland Opera Orchestra, and A Far Cry. They’re including Thursdays @ Three on their Northwest tour.
July 9th, 2015 The Elixir of Love & Paul Roberts
Our final Portland Opera preview for this season: The Elixir of Love by Donizetti, set in the wild west! And English pianist Paul Roberts returns, this time with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin.
July 16th, 2015 Portland Symphonic Choir Soloists
The Portland Symphonic Choir Soloists, with music from their Summer Sings program. Also, the incredible flutist Tara Helen O’Connor makes a solo guest appearance with music from her new CD.
July 23rd, 2015 Akropolis Reed Quintet
Gold Medalist at the 2014 Fischoff Competition and winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, The Akropolis Reed Quintet, one of the Protégé Project ensembles at Chamber Music Northwest, performs.
July 30th, 2015 Rhonda Rizzo
Pianist Rhonda Rizzo performs music including some Gershwin classics, the premiere of Three Impromptus by Washington DC-based composer Scott Pender, and Morton Gould’s Boogie Woogie Etude.
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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: