January 18, 2017

Beaverton Symphony Orchestra

The Orchestra with Susan DeWitt Smith at the piano performs a program including: Thomas Svoboda: Festive Overture, Op. 103 (1981-2) Piotr Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 83 The concert is at 7:30 pm January 20 and 3 pm January 22 at the Village Baptist Church, 330 SW Murray… More

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Orli Shaham  is a consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety, and vitality. She has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists. Ms. Shaham’s 2014-2015 season was highlighted by the release of a solo CD, Brahms Inspired, which includes music by Brahms and Chopin, along with new works by Brett… More

Portland’5: Point of No Return

In the fall of 2014, a National Geographic team set out on what they knew would be a harrowing journey to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is indeed Southeast Asia’s highest point. What they didn’t realize was that the greatest obstacle wouldn’t be their dwindling rations, or the grueling jungle… More

Turn a Beetle into Beethoven!

Did you know that you can turn your old Beetle into Beethoven? All Classical Portland partners with the Center for CAR Donations of Bend to accept donations of cars, boats, RVs, and more as part of its vehicle donation program! Turn the worries of costly repairs or selling into a tax deduction that produces major benefit for your… More

CMNW: Winter Festival

With four concerts, Chamber Music Northwest presents 2017 Winter Festival: “Passion in Winter.” Join CMNW for four concerts of the greatest Romantic works, performed with incredible passion by some of the world’s greatest musical artists. It’s a week sure to heat up your winter months! The concert Thursday January 26 at 7:30 pm at Lincoln… More

Camerata PYP

The Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Camerata PYP opens its Season 93 concert series in the Wieden+Kennedy building in Northwest Portland’s Pearl District. Made up of selected Portland Youth Philharmonic musicians, Camerata PYP invites you to explore an extraordinary range of familiar and rarely heard repertoire in an intimate venue. This season, the orchestra will explore large… More

Oregon Symphony: Russian Composers

In the depths of winter, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra will warm you with the music of Russia’s greatest composers: the passion of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky’s brilliant take on Tchaikovsky’s musical ideas, and violinist Stefan Jackiw’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s opulent Violin Concerto. Performances at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Monday January 28, 29, 30… More

John Pitman Recommends…

Pianist Kirill Gerstein, a favorite of Portland audiences for his orchestral and solo recital appearances, has just released a CD that illustrates both the pianist’s abilities and those of the composer of these works. Franz Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes simultaneously pay homage to his good friend Chopin (Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25), and Bach, while propelling… More

FOCM: Pacifica Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music present the Pacifica Quartet with cellist Johannes Moser. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. For this performance the Pacifica Quartet is collaborating with German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser…. More

Club Mod

This week host Robert McBride presents Songs America Loves to Sing, including Amazing Grace, We Shall Overcome, and others, as arranged by John Harbison and performed by Camerata Pacifica. Composer John Harbison is among America’s most distinguished artistic figures. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them a MacArthur and a Pulitzer, Harbison has composed music for… More