Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, live broadcast concerts showcasing local musicians, arts partners, and visiting artists. 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.
August 31st, 2017 August Hiatus
Thursdays @ Three is on hiatus for the month of August. Check back later in the month to sign up for a performance starting in September!
September 7th, 2017 OSO Bassoon Section
Thursdays @ Three returns with an afternoon of music performed by the Oregon Symphony basson section. Principal bassoonist Carin Miller Packwood along with Evan Kuhlmann and Adam Trussell will share a program of wonderful pieces for this versatile wind instruments.
September 14th, 2017 Oregon Guitar Quartet
The critically acclaimed Oregon Guitar Quartet is an ensemble of four of the finest classical guitarists residing in Portland, Oregon. The group’s members Mario Diaz, John Mery, Jesse McCann and Bryan Johanson have been performing and recording together for nearly a decade. Their 2010 debut album Something Wondrous Fair was met with outstanding approval. Soundboard’s Jim McCutcheon wrote, “…it is the joyousness, energy, and precision of the performance that convinces me that this group is one to hear.” Since then, the group has released five more exciting and unique recordings each receiving rave reviews.
September 21st, 2017 Natalia Kazaryan
Hailed by the New York Sun for “her prodigious ability” who “immediately established an atmosphere of strength and confidence,” pianist Natalia Kazaryan commenced her studies of the piano at the age of six and performed with the Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra as a soloist at seven. Upon her arrival in the United States, Natalia began working with Logan Skelton of the University of Michigan and went on to take bachelors and masters’ degrees from the Juilliard School in New York. Natalia has been enjoying an active performing career across Europe in venues such as Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg,Théatre des Variétés in Monaco, Musée Carnavalet and Salle Cortot in Paris, Auditorio Sony in Madrid, and Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence.
Visit the Past Performances page for archived playlists
Thursdays @ Three Host Robert McBride
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 weekdays from 10:00a to 2:00p and Saturday nights from 8:00 to 9:00, 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: