August 27, 2016

Saturday Matinee

Simply Glorious!

Finding inspiration in the new Meryl Streep film about Florence Foster Jenkins, Saturday Matinee host Ed Goldberg unleashes original recordings by the real would-be diva on this weekend’s show. In addition, we’ll hear Korngold’s Overture to Captain Blood and an English piano concerto that was inspired by Rachmaninoff’s Second. The program airs at 10 a.m. on… More

The Score

Remembering Elmer Bernstein

This week on The Score, host Edmund Stone listens as Peter Bernstein remembers his father through the many classic film scores he composed, including To Kill a Mockingbird and The Magnificent Seven. The program airs at 2 p.m. on August 27.

On Deck

On Deck with Sidney Tovey

Saturday’s show with host Christa Wessel is an encore of an earlier episode featuring this 15-year-old violinist from Hermiston. Musical opportunities are somewhat limited in that Eastern Oregon town, and so every week Sidney’s mom drives her three hours — each way — to play with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Hers is a story of remarkable dedication, and you… More

Club Mod

Club Mod Returns Next Week

Club Mod’s doors have been closed this month but will reopen next week, when host Robert McBride presents a program entitled “Echoes of China,” featuring Tan Dun’s Concerto for Orchestra and Bright Sheng’s Never Far Away for harp and orchestra, plus Portland pianist Susan Chan playing Pianobells by Zhou Long and Northern Scenes by Chen Yi…. 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.

John Pitman

John Pitman Recommends…

A massive 52-disc set assembling the complete recordings by the Emerson String Quartet on Deutsche Grammophon is the subject of John’s latest installment in his cd reviews blog. He also discusses his conversation with one of the ensemble’s founding members, violinist Eugene Drucker. Read John’s review and listen to his interview with Eugene Drucker.


VSO 2016-17

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has announced the details of its 38th season, with plans for seven symphony concerts, six Chamber Series events, a free outdoor concert and the renewal of VSO’s annual Young Artist Competition. Featured soloists include clarinetist David Shifrin, pianist Orli Shaham, violinist Mayuko Kamio, harpist Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, pianist Sofya Melikian and guest conductor Marcelo… More


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


Improved Mobile App Features!

The All Classical Portland mobile application offers a live audio stream 24/7 from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Kindle Fire, or iPod Touch… and it’s FREE!  The sleep timer and alarm clock features allow you drift off to sleep with or wake up to your favorite station. We’ve recently made some nice upgrades which include a visual redesign for easier usage, social media tools, and… More

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Exploring Scotland & Ireland with Robert McBride

Join All Classical Portland and Collette Vacations as we travel to Scotland & Ireland October 9 – 21, 2016 in search of music, art and heritage. Your host Robert McBride selects two amazing concert experiences, one each in Scotland and Ireland. Space is limited, reserve your spot today by calling Collette: 1-800-581-8942, reference trip #737387. Visit… More