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.
September 3rd, 2015 Anthea Kreston and Cary Lewis
Anthea Kreston and pianist Cary Lewis bring us a program of Eastern European concerti for violin including works by Leo Portnoff and František Drdla. Violinist Anthea Kreston studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Felix Galimir and has received numerous awards for her chamber collaborations. Cary Lewis is in constant demand as a collaborative pianist for soloists and chamber music groups and has performed in such places as Carnegie Hall and the White House.
September 10th, 2015 Portland Opera Resident Artists
We will introduce the Portland Opera Resident Artists for the 2016 season!
September 17th, 2015 Violist Jessica Meyer
Known for her “polish, focus, and excitement” (New York Times) and playing that is “fierce and lyrical” (The Strad), volist and composer Jessica Meyer visits from New York City, and performs music from her acclaimed new solo album, “Sounds of Being.”
September 24th, 2015 Northwest Piano Trio
Based in Portland, OR, the Northwest Piano Trio is committed to the performance of traditional classical music while also exploring the music of 20th and 21st century composers. Comprised of violinist Heather Mastel-Lipson, cellist Hannah Hillebrand and Thursdays @ Three resident pianist Susan McDaniel, their goal is to appeal to a wide array of audiences in varied settings, from the time-honored concert hall to the less-traditional local music venue.
Sorry, seating is no longer available for this concert.
October 1st, 2015 Anne Akiko Meyers
Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most celebrated violinists embraced around the world today. She is known for her innovative programming as well as her purity of sound which has “an old-world glamour” to it (New York Times). She owns not one, but two Strad violins and also plays on the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesu violin. In 2014, Meyers was the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist on Billboard charts and she has maintained an extensive touring schedule for close to 30 years.
October 8th, 2015 Ola Gjeilo & Thomas Barber
Frequent collaborators Ola Gjeilo and Thomas Barber bring us a unique instrumental program for trumpet and piano. Norwegian composer/pianist Ola Gjeilo, now based in New York City, draws inspiration from movies and cinematic music. Thomas Barber has been active as both a trumpeter and composer since hitting the New York scene in 2004. As a composer, he has written scores for over twenty independent films and t.v. shows.
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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: