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March 23, 2017

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.

March 23rd, 2017   Portland Symphonic Girlchoir

Now in their 27th season, PSG singers experience the challenge of mastering complex and exciting music; make lifelong friends in a unique musical community; work with world-class choirs, composers, and conductors; and perform beautifully. Under the direction of Founding Artistic and Executive Director Roberta Q. Jackson and Co-Conductor & Vocal Coach Debra D. Burgess, each Girlchoir ensemble enjoys the benefit of a unique collaborative approach using the artistry and skillful teaching of both conductors.

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March 30th, 2017   Neave Piano Trio and Peter Sheridan

Hailed by critics for its “bright and radiant music making” (Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio), the Neave Trio has been described as “A revelation” (San Diego Story) and “A brilliant trio…” (MusicWeb International). The Trio is fast distinguishing itself as an ambassador of music to a wider audience through innovative concert presentations and has been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide. The Trio will be joined by flutist Peter Sheridan. As a ‘low flutes’ specialist, Sheridan has commissioned, promoted and collaborated on numerous projects featuring these large flutes. With compositions for Alto, Bass, Albisiphone, Contrabass, Sub-Contrabass and Hyperbass flutes he has inspired a thriving new repertoire for these instruments and has ignited a growing interest in their exciting sounds and flexible abilities both as ensemble members and center stage soloist(s). He currently lives in Melbourne Australia, and is a active Teaching Associate for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music-Monash University, where he is director the University Flute Ensemble.

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April 6th, 2017   Arwen Myers, Amelia Lukas, and Susan DeWitt Smith

Join vocalist Arwen Myers, flutist Amelia Lukas and pianist Susan DeWitt Smith for a preview of their upcoming performance, “Songs of Spring.” These talented and celebrated local performers appear with such groups as Northwest Art Song, The Ensemble, Portland Baroque Orchestra, 45th Parallel, Fear No Music, Chamber Music Northwest, and Third Angle. Their sounds combine in this lush program of rarely performed music to celebrate the change in seasons.

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April 13th, 2017   Classical Up Close

Classical Up Close is a cooperative effort by musicians of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra (OSO) and community partners to offer free chamber music concerts — performed by musicians from the OSO and select musician friends — in venues around the Portland metro area. Their preview performance on All Classical Portland includes Mendelssohn’s Sonata in F Major for Violin and Piano; Frank Doppler’s L’oiseau des Bois for Flute and Four Horns; Gordon Jacob’s Two Pieces for Two Oboes and Cor Anglais; and Charles Ives’ String Quartet No. 1. This performance is not to be missed!!

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April 20th, 2017   Portland Opera La Bohème and Tomas Cotik

Portland Opera will present a preview of their production of Giacomo Puccini’s ageless classic: La Bohème. Portland Opera’s production features the debuts of several talented artists, including the American debut of the exciting Italian tenor Giordano Lucá as Rodolfo. Violinist Tomas Cotik, Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University, has been hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as “an excellent violinist.” Cotik has won many awards including first-prize at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, and is an avid recording artist.

April 27th, 2017   MetroArts Young Artists

We will present performances by several of the winners of this year’s MetroArts Van Buren Competition. The artists, ages 12-19, were selected from 34 semi-finalists at auditions held on January 7th at PSU. Winners will perform with Niel DePonte, Executive Artistic Director for MetroArts Inc. and an orchestra drawn from the ranks of the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theatre’s orchestras. “This is a very special class chosen not only for their current level of artistry but also because our younger soloists show a musical gift that offers the promise of an amazing future in music for them,” said DePonte, who also serves as the Music Director and Conductor for Oregon Ballet Theater.


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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