October 23, 2016


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.

We kindly request that you limit your attendance to one Thursdays @ Three performance per month.

October 27th, 2016   Susan DeWitt Smith


Pianist and Portland native Susan DeWitt Smith has an active career as both a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared as a guest artist with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Columbia Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, among others, balancing her concerto performances with frequent chamber music and solo recitals. Dr. Smith is highly regarded as a chamber musician and collaborates on a regular basis with some of the finest musicians in the Northwest. An enthusiastic and committed proponent of music education, she co-founded the innovative and highly successful ‘Music in Context’ series in 2005, and has created new series called ‘Music Matters’ at Lewis & Clark College, where she is an Assistant Professor of Music and director of the piano program. She is a member of Portland’s Third Angle New Music Ensemble and has recorded extensively on the KOCH International Classics label.

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November 3rd, 2016   Sergey Antonov and Ilya Kazantsev


Sergey Antonov became the youngest cellist awarded the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2007. Since then, Mr. Antonov’s reputation has spread to place him on stages at world-renowned venues from Russia’s Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Pianist Ilya Kazantsev has been hailed by The Washington Post as “virtually flawless” and among his many awards and honors, Kazantsev received the first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Paris), and was a winner of the International Chopin Competition (Moscow). Both musicians are members of the Hermitage Piano Trio with violinist Misha Keylin.

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November 10th, 2016   collectif9 and Tamara Stefanovich


Friends of Chamber Music presents Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band, collectif9. This nine-piece ensemble presents classical music with rock-style charisma, combining boldness and the highest of musical standards with amplification and lighting. Collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance “The string nonet collectif9 offers its public something truly as valuable as it is rare: classical repertoire ‘revisited with passion and fearlessness’.”  Bachtrack. The ensemble will be joined by Yugoslav-born pianist Tamara Stefanovich, known for fascinating interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire. Stefanovich performs at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall. She gave her first public recital at the age of seven, became the youngest student at the University of Belgrade at the age of 13 and she received her Masters degree in piano at the age of 19.

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November 17th, 2016   Angel Romero and Eliot Fisk


Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero’s eminence in the music world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critics alike. One of the most sought-after musicians of his generation, Angel Romero has appeared in the major cultural centers throughout the world including those of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Munich, Zurich, Chicago, Los Angles and New York among others. Regardless of his role on stage, his driving intensity and flawless control mark him as a true master of the arts. Guitarist Eliot Fisk is known worldwide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. He is also celebrated for his willingness to take art music into unusual venues (schools, senior centers, and even logging camps and prisons!). After nearly 50 years before the public he remains as his mentor Andres Segovia once wrote, “at the top line of our artistic world.”

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November 24th, 2016   No Live Broadcast

Host Robert McBride; photo credit David Salkowski, courtesy of All Classical Portland

Due to the holiday, we will not host a live performance on this date.


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Robert McBride: Senior Announcer

Robert McBrideI 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-mcdanielSusan 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:

Portland BMW

Michelle’s Pianos

Steinway & Sons