September 28, 2016

Club Mod

Mods and Rockers

On the next Club Mod, Frank Zappa, David Byrne and Rufus Wainwright all go classical, while Aaron Jay Kernis and Michael Daugherty take inspiration from Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Host Robert McBride has assured everyone that civilization as we know it will not collapse. The program airs at 8 p.m. on September 24.

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This first of two Fundraiser Editions offers reprises of a Fear No Music world premiere by Bonnie Miksche, bassoonist Keith Buncke and the Columbia Symphony in a performance of De Fallla’s Three-Corned Hat Suite No. 2, and a Chamber Music Northwest arrangement of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin. Join host Brandi Parisi when the program airs… More



Lakewood Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical about the political maneuvering that led to the birth of a new nation. Darius Pierce, Adam Elliot Davis, Mark Pierce, Matthew Hayward and Heath Koerschgen lead the cast. Shows run September 9 through October 16 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. Get details… More


PCO Season Opener

Portland Chamber Orchestra begins its 70th season with a program that celebrates the constantly evolving, ever changing, and yet forever optimistic spirit of youth. Sixteen-year-old Raley Schweinfurth, prinicpal pianist for the Portland Youth Philharmonic, premieres with PCO in a performance of Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1. The program also includes Grigory Frid’s one-act chamber opera The… More


VSO Opener

The Vancouver Symphony opens its season with an all-Russian concert. Joining the orchestra and Maestro Salvador Brotons will be Mayuko Kamio, gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, who will be soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Also on the program are the composer’s Sixth Symphony and the Ruslan and Ludmilla overture… More


PBO New Season

Portland Baroque Orchestra’s concert line-up for 2016-17 is now available, with programs that include all four Bach Orchestral Suites, Vivaldi and his contemporaries, songs inspired by Shakespeare, and much more. For details and ticket reservations, go to PBO.


ART: Trevor

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest premiere of this hilarious and heart-wrenching Nick Jones comedy, whose star is Trevor, a 200-pound chimp intent on reviving his showbiz career, which has already included working with Morgan Fairchild. He lives with his human mom as part of a regular family, trying to get by in spite of neighbors who simply… More

John Pitman

John Pitman Recommends…

The Chiara Quartet’s new album traversing the six Bartók string quartets features performances executed completely from memory, “without a net,” as John Pitman terms it in his review of the release. John’s further observations are available in the latest installment of his cd reviews blog, which includes portions of a conversation with the ensemble. Read John’s review… More

Thursdays at Three

Thursdays @ Three

Our next Thursdays @ Three features the piano duo of Rhonda Rizzo and Molly Wheeler. Rizzo crafted careers as both pianist and writer. An active solo and collaborative performer in diverse venues, she is a specialist in music that borrows from both classical and jazz traditions. Rizzo has released four albums, and her numerous articles have appeared in national and… More

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Oregon Symphony Broadcasts

This month, we celebrate our local Oregon Symphony Orchestra with ‘encore’ broadcasts, leading up to their 120th season kickoff with Renee Fleming on September 10th.  This Thursday August 25th at 7pm we celebrate with last season’s spectacular performance of Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich soloing in the ebullient violin concerto Concentric Paths by Thomas Ades; Mendelssohn’s Overture to A… More