February 27, 2017

Call to Action!

With a bit of creativity and just a little extra effort, you can make a BIG difference. Already giving or considering how to help for the very first time, then, here is a useful list of 10 easy action items to help spread the word – and strengthen this valuable service. Check one off the… More

Black History Month

One of the core values held by All Classical Portland is a deep commitment to integrating the music of minority composers and performers into its beautiful tapestry of year-round offerings. Excellence in programming wouldn’t be possible without it! Black History Month offers an opportunity to showcase and highlight that commitment by reinvigorating the playlist with… More

O’Connor Band Wins Grammy!

We are thrilled to announce that Mark O’Connor & the O’Connor Band won this year’s Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year!! It is so well-deserved and we couldn’t be happier. (This is Mark O’Connor’s third Grammy win.) Mark and the Band were just here in Portland in mid-December and will be back next Christmas on December… More

Thursday @ Three

This week on Thursday @ Three, host Robert McBride presents clarinetist Louis DeMartino, bassoonist Adam Trussell, and pianist Cary Lewis. Louis DeMartino recently moved to Portland, Oregon, where he performs with the Northwest New Music Ensemble and the Third Angle Ensemble. Louis is a member of the faculty of the University of Oregon School of… More

Met Opera: Werther

Tenor sensation Vittorio Grigolo is Werther, the young poet who seeks the unattainable love of the beautiful Charlotte, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. Edward Gardner conducts Richard Eyre’s visual feast of a production. One of opera’s greatest depictions of impossible love, Werther is based on Goethe’s epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. A sensation when… More

John Pitman Recommends

The young British pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor, is an artist whose recordings have featured in All Classical Portland’s programming for the past few years.  “Dances” was a disc that make a creative connection between such disparate styles and eras as Bach and Granados.  “Homages”, Mr. Grosvenor’s newest, also extends a hand across the centuries, but some… More

Oregon Symphony: Elgar

Two brilliant masterworks make for an extraordinary musical experience. Each variation in Elgar’s most popular work is an emotional tribute to friends and family. And acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Kahane returns to perform Schumann’s thrilling tour-de-force. Christoph König, conductor. Adams: Slonimsky’s Earbox Schumann: Piano Concerto Elgar: Enigma Variations Concerts February 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30… More

PYP: Winter Concert

The Portland Youth Philharmonic presents Roger Kaza, PYP alumnus (1968-74) and Principal Horn for the St. Louis Symphony. Roger returns to Portland to perform Peter Schickele‘s Pentangle for Horn and Orchestra. The concert will also feature Samuel Barber: Essay No. 1 for Orchestra and Claude Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from “Nocturnes.” The Winter Concert is Saturday, March 4,… More

Light Opera of Portland: The Pirates of Penzance

Light Opera of Portland performs Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” a favorite with audiences since its first performance more than 125 years ago. It is a tale for all ages, complete with swashbuckling hijinks, clueless cops, frolicking maidens, and a famously bumbling Major-General. Directed by Dennis Britten, a 55-year veteran of musical theater, ‘Pirates’ is… More

University of Portland: Iphegenia

The University of Portland presents Iphegenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin. A modern retelling of the House of Atreus legend that looks most intently at the women in the story. Will a horrific act of betrayal lead to a cycle of perpetual bloodshed, or can a lost sister find a way to redeem the past?… More