December 20, 2014


PBO Messiah Broadcast

All Classical presents a special broadcast of the Portland Baroque Orchestra’s 2012 performance of Handel’s monumental oratorio this Sunday, December 21, at 2 p.m. Conductor Monica Huggett and PBO are joined by Portland-based Cappella Romana as chorus, with vocal soloists Kathryn Mueller, soprano, and Owen Willetts, alto; with tenor Charles Blandy and bass Nathaniel Watson.   […]


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NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

We’ll talk with violinist Mark O’Connor about his Appalachian Christmas concert, anticipate circus acrobats performing with — and above — the Oregon Symphony, and explore why The Nutcracker never goes out of style. Our look ahead at coming cultural events airs just after 6 p.m. on December 18.

Mark O'Connor New

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 donors save $5. Make your gift now to get the discount code in your thank-you email.

Sing-Along Messiah

Sing-Along Messiah

Jim Boehner, retired Director of the Singing Christmas Tree, leads this 21st annual presentation of Handel’s oratorio at Central Lutheran Church in Northeast Portland, sponsored by Twietmeyer Properties. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on December 19; performance begins at 8 p.m. There is no entry fee, and scores are provided — or bring your own. Those […]

Met Opera

Figaro from the Met

This Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast presents a performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro conducted by Edo de Waart. Erwin Schrott sings the title role, part of a stellar cast that includes Mariusz Kwiecien as the Count and Danielle de Niese as Susanna, along with Met debutantes Rachel Willis-Sørensen as the Countess and Serena Malfi as Cherubino. […]


PCO Handel

Portland Chamber Orchestra presents a holiday concert combining two oratorios by Handel: the Christmas portion of Messiah and selections from Judas Maccabaeus. Featured vocal soloists are Courtney Ruckman, Sarah Mattox, Les Green and Charles Robert Stephens, joined by the Choral Arts Ensemble and other artists. Four performances: December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic […]

The Score

Animating Christmas

On the next edition of The Score, Edmund Stone samples music from animated films with a holiday theme, including The Polar Express, Arthur Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The program airs at 2 p.m. on December 20.


OBT Nutcracker

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents the magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Follow Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, in which toys come valiantly to the rescue, and snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected heroes in a land filled with dazzling confections. Performances run through December 27. Get details and reserve tickets through OBT.

On Deck

On Deck with Mat McLaughlin

The 18-year-old bassoonist is a freshman at Clark College, trying to figure out how to incorporate a love of classical music into his future.He knows that becoming a performance major is a risky career move but can’t bring himself to give up the instrument he adores. Tune in when host Christa Wessel introduces us to this young artist, also a […]