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April 29, 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.

May 4th, 2017   In Mulieribus

In Mulieribus (the Latin phrase meaning “amongst women”) is a female vocal ensemble dedicated to the promotion and enrichment of community through the art of music with a focus on works written primarily before 1750. Founded in 2004 and led by Artistic Director Anna Song, In Mulieribus presents its own concert series in Portland each year.

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May 11th, 2017   The Lee Trio, James Shields, Conor Hanick and Laura Metcalf

The Lee Trio is an award-winning piano trio made up of three virtuosic performers, educators and sisters from San Francisco. Since its critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in 2002, The Lee Trio’s “gripping immediacy and freshness” and “rich palette of tone colours” [The Strad] has inspired and moved audiences worldwide, establishing itself as one of the premier chamber ensembles on the international stage. In addition to performing, the Trio devotes time to teaching and giving masterclasses, and frequently collaborates with living composers. The Trio will be joined by Oregon Symphony principal clarinetist James Shields, and New York musicians, pianist Conor Hanick, and cellist Laura Metcalf.

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May 18th, 2017   Oregon Symphony cellists

Robert will present a program featuring musicians from the Oregon Symphony cello section: Assistant Principal Marilyn de Oliveira, Trevor Fitzpatrick, and the most recent additions to the section, Antoinette Gan and Kevin Kunkel. The four cellists will share an exciting program of cello duos, trios, and quartets.

May 25th, 2017   Pacific Youth Choir Chamber Choir

Pacific Youth Choir is a community of 11 choruses of singers age 5 through 19 who perform a broad range of choral literature at a high level of musicianship. PYC’s mission is to instill a lifelong love of music in each student. The Choir brings together singers from 19 different cities and is “In Residence” at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland. Chamber Choir singers – 9th-12th graders – are dedicated, talented members who are capable of and ready to work at an extremely intense musical level. The Chamber Choir will be joined by their conductor and PYC Artistic Director Mia Hall Miller.


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Thursdays @ Three Host Robert McBride

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 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-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