June 29, 2016


Astoria Music Festival

The theme of this year’s Astoria Music Festival is the celebration of heroes, expressed in symphonic and chamber music, classic film and dance, and music for kids. Among the highlights: Angela Meade returns with an all-star cast to reprise her sensational depiction of Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Sergey Antonov scales the heights of the… More


Siletz Bay Music Festival

Featuring classical, jazz, cabaret and musical theater, this year’s Festival welcomes artists that include violinist Aaron Meyer, vocalist Susannah Mars and pianist Dick Hyman. In and around Lincoln City from June 22  through July 4. Get details.

Bach Festival

Oregon Bach Festival

For nearly half a century, the Oregon Bach Festival has offered world-class performances of timeless music, and this year is no different: Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, the iconic Bach B Minor Mass and a world premiere from Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan highlight the 2016 Festival, which includes more than fifty concerts, lectures and community events. June 23… More


CMNW Summer Festival

Chamber Music Northwest offers five weeks of extraordinary music exploring the timeless works of Beethoven, his inspiration, and his influence — featuring fifty concerts, four world premieres, and over one hundred artists, including the Emerson String Quartet, pianists Robert Levin and André Watts, plus others. June 25 through July 31. Get more information and reserve tickets from CMNW.

Thursdays at Three

Thursdays @ Three

On the next Thursdays @ Three, host Robert McBride previews Portland Opera’s upcoming production of Eugene Onegin, which opens on July 8. Onegin is the La bohème of Russia, and this new staging, directed Kevin Newbury, is set in the 1980s and 1990s, spanning the collapse of the Soviet Union. To be in the audience for this live broadcast,… More


Dear All Classical…

Many people hear us each day, but we also hear from them. If you’d like to learn what some of your fellow listeners have had to say, feel free to read the letters we’ve received. Maybe they will inspire you to contact us as well!


Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore

University of Portland’s Mock’s Crest Productions presents the classic ghost operetta centering around a witch’s curse, mistaken identity, ghostly ancestors and, of course, love. Performances begin June 4 and run Fridays through Sundays, plus the last Thursday of the month, through June 26. Tickets available at 503-943-7287 or by mailing magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.    


Beyond the Music

Ever read our collective blog, with contributions by several All Classical Portland staffers? The latest entry, by summer intern Jonathan Williams, profiles the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, its co-founder Sir Neville Mariner, and current Music Director Joshua Bell. Read Jonathan’s piece, Meet the Musicians, or take a look at all the entries of… More


BCC: Baroque Holiday Concert

The Bach Cantata Choir presents their annual Baroque Holiday Concert, this year featuring the first three parts of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium, and Hodie Christus Natus Est by Sweelinck. December 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, N.E. 45th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Reserve tickets.

The Score

The Score Fundraiser, Live

This weekend, John Pitman joins Edmund Stone for a special, live fundraising session of The Score featuring some of their all-time favorite film music, including a sampling from our recent Score compact disc. Listen in, starting at 2 p.m. both March 5 and 6.