November 27, 2015


The Portland Ballet: Day by Day

The Portland Ballet and the Portland State University Orchestra perform the world premiere of Anne Mueller’s Day by Day, a look at the drama and humor of everyday life set to the music of Mozart. The program also includes John Clifford’s Firebird, based on the Russian fairy tale and Stravinsky’s enthralling music. Four performances in PSU’s Lincoln Hall: […]

The Score

Talking with Rachel Portman

The English composer’s music for Emma in 1996 won the Academy Award for Best Score — the first such achievement by a woman. This weekend on The Score, host Edmund Stone sits down with Portman to discuss her work on that film and others, including Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. The program airs at 2 p.m. on […]

Club Mod

Terry Riley, Minus “In C”

The American proto-minimalist composer celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this year, and this weekend on Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers his regards by playing excerpts from Riley’s The Heaven Ladder as performed by the piano duo ZOFO. We’ll also hear the Kronos Quartet play a portion of the composer’s Salome Dances for Peace, written for the ensemble in the mid-1980s. […]

Calder Quartet

FOCM: Calder Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music brings the ensemble to Portland in two 7:30 p.m. appearances in Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall: The November 30 program includes Beethoven’s Op. 127 String Quartet, Britten’s Quartet No. 2, and Sabina by Norman. On December 1, the group performs Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 Death and the Maiden, Quartet No. […]


A Christmas Carol

For the third year, Portland Playhouse brings to life Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s painful past, cruel present and redemptive future is brought to life in Rick Lombardo’s fun, musical adaptation, which has enjoyed full houses and three Drammy awa rds in the same number of years. Performances through December 24. Get showtimes and reserve tickets through PP.


John Pitman Recommends…

In his latest cd reviews blog posting, All Classical Portland’s John Pitman listens to a new album by pianist Anthony De Mare in which 36 contemporary composers pay keyboard homage to Stephen Sondheim, best known for half a century of contributions to musical theater. Those who contributed to the disc include Steve Reich, William Bolcom, Wynton […]


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 […]

Thursdays @ Three

Thursdays @ Three

Thursdays @ Three will not be broadcast on November 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but on December 3 we’ll welcome soprano Arwen Myers, mezzo-soprano Laura Thoreson, and pianist Susan McDaniel of Northwest Art Song, founded this year to promote the art of the song recital in the Pacific Northwest. The group believes in creating engaging programs that foster interest […]


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