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August 21, 2017

Posted on August 10, 2017

With only a few days remaining until a total solar eclipse touches down in Oregon, the countdown is ON! All Classical Portland is proud to offer special programming designed to complement and enhance this spectacular natural event, from 8am until noon on Monday, August 21st. Featuring a WORLD PREMIERE broadcast of “The Body of the Moon,” specially commissioned and recorded for the moment of totality, this soundtrack is not to be missed!

CLICK HERE FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW VIDEO of the Resonance Ensemble rehearsing this piece with improvisational vocalist Erick Valle!

Composed by renowned Irish musician and scholar Desmond Earley, the new work also includes parts for solo cello and bass drum, being performed by Oregon Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Nancy Ives and Chris Whyte of the Portland Percussion Group respectively.

CLICK HERE for the PORTLAND TODAY segment featuring Suzanne Nance and Desmond Earley speaking about the inspiration for the piece here. 

Tune in around Oregon by way of All Classical Portland’s seven FM repeater stations. Download the free All Classical Portland app or visit allclassical.org to listen with headphones on mobile devices. Please note that cellular data service may be compromised due to the massive influx of visitors, so terrestrial radio may well be the most reliable option!

  • KQAC 89.9 – Portland/Vancouver
  • KQOC 88.1 – Newport/Lincoln City
  • KQHR 88.1 – Hood River/The Dalles
  • KQHR 96.3 – Columbia Gorge East
  • KQMI 88.9 – Manzanita
  • KSLC HD-2 – 90.3 McMinnville
  • 95.7 FM – Corvallis/Flynn