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.
April 30th, 2015 Big Horn Brass
Thursdays @ Three welcomes a quartet of trombones from Big Horn Brass, recognized as a premier Pacific Northwest brass ensemble that infuses ingenuity and authenticity with genuine artistry, resulting in music that “transcends time and transports the listener.” Playing music from the early 17th century, from Haydn’s oratorio The Creation, and Scarborough Fair, these performers, all of whom are members of The Oregon Renaissance Band, are sure to delight!
May 7th, 2015 Five-Hand Piano Music
Duo pianists and Steinway Artists Jay and Sandy Mauchley are joined by Cary Lewis in five-hand piano music by Maurice Ravel.
May 14th, 2015 Mirari Brass Quintet
The pioneering Mirari Brass Quintet makes a rare Portland appearance, and pianist David Saffert treats us to a preview of his upcoming Liberace birthday celebration!
May 21st, 2015 Oregon Symphony Oboe Section
The Oregon Symphony oboe section gives us an intimate look at repertoire for the double-reed.
May 28th, 2015 Amphion Quartet
From Chamber Music Northwest, the celebrated Amphion Quartet makes their Thursdays @ Three debut.
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: