September 16, 2014

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An Appalachian Christmas

Tickets for An Appalachian Christmas with Mark O’Connor & Friends are on sale! This year’s performance is December 22 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Click here to get your tickets. All Classical Members save $5. Make your gift now to get the discount code in your thank-you email.

Opera on Screen

Opera on Screen

Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry present a series of high-definition film screenings of recent productions from the San Francisco Opera on selected Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through October 19. The series opens on September 5 with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and includes Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Samson and Delilah […]


Strings Attached

Portland Chamber Orchestra begins its new season with a concert that includes Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite, Ernst Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 2, and the Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra by Ney Rosauro, featuring percussionist Brett Pascal. Chad Heltzel is heard as piano soloist in J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor. Two performances: 7:30 […]


Thursdays @ Three

On the next Thursdays @ Three, we’ll celebrate the tenth anniversary of Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Program, with the current quartet of talented young singers joined by the company’s chorus master and assistant conductor, Nicholas Fox. Audience reservations for that program are completely filled, so to be part of a future live broadcast, make certain to RSVP as early […]


Intimate Apparel

Artists Repertory Theatre begins its new season with the Portland premiere of this riveting play by Lynn Nottage. Esther, an African-American seamstress living in New York in 1905, creates exquisite lingerie for a variety of clients, whom she befriends across differences of race, religion and class, all while yearning for a different for herself. Michael […]

Kamenz PPI

Igor Kamenz @ PPI

Portland Piano International kicks off its new recital season with the Portland debut of the Russian pianist, in two appearances in Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall: September 21 at 4 p.m. with a program that includes works by François Couperin, Schumann, Ravel, Stravinsky and Balakirev; and September 22 at 7:30 p.m. with music by Scarlatti, Liszt, and Schubert […]

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

For its sixth production from August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, Portland Playhouse offers The Piano Lesson, widely considered Wilson’s greatest work. Winner of the Pulitzer, Tony, and Peabody awards when it premiered in 1990, the play transports us to post-Depression, Great Migration-era Pittsburgh in 1936. Boy Willie returns home with a plan to sell his family’s […]

Symphony Hall

The Franck Symphony

Join host John Burk each weekday evening for old favorites and little-heard masterpieces. This Wednesday, one featured work is César Franck’s Symphony in D minor performed by the Orchestre des Champs-Elysees under Philippe Herreweghe. In addition, we’ll hear the String Quartet of E-flat of Jean Sibelius. Catch these works and much more on the night of September […]

Taste of Wright

A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright’s only Oregon architectural offering is The Gordon House in Silverton, next to the Oregon Garden. The Twelfth Annual Fundraiser celebrating the structure features demonstrations and tastes by regional chefs, wineries and brewers, as well as live and silent auctions and drawings to benefit the house’s restoration and preservation. From 5 to 8 p.m. on […]


French Connections + Debut

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor, Steven Byess, makes his debut with the ensemble as it opens its season with a collection of Gallic masterpieces, including the Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel, featuring soloist Anna Polonsky, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestrated by Ravel. Two performances: September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at First United […]