March 30, 2015


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 2nd, 2015   Sarah Kwak and Susan Chan


Violinist and Oregon Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Sarah Kwak plays sonatas by Brahms and Debussy with pianist Susan Chan.

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April 9th, 2015   Molly Barth and the NEW flute

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The pioneering flutist Molly Barth makes her Thursdays @ Three debut and brings us up to date on recent works for her instrument.

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April 16th, 2015   Martinů Quartet


The Friends of Chamber Music present Prague’s brilliant Martinů Quartet. Prizewinners in seven important international competitions, the quartet is engaged in a long-term project of performing and recording the complete quartet output of the leading Czech composer resident in the USA, Tomáš Svoboda of Portland.

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April 23rd, 2015   Guitarist William Jenks


Director of Portland Classic Guitar, William Jenks steps up to play the instrument himself. Additionally, members of the Portland Opera give us a preview of their upcoming production of Showboat!

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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