Portland Ballet offers a double bill of John Clifford works over Thanksgiving Weekend: the popular Enchanted Toyshop and the premiere of Tales from Mother Goose. The Portland State University Orchestra, directed by Ken Selden, plays music by Ravel and Rossini arranged by Respighi in six performances at 1 and 5 p.m. in Portland State University’s Lincoln […]
Portland Playhouse brings back its portrayal of Dickens’ classic yuletide ghost story, an authentic, music-filled journey to nineteenth-century London, where which a miserly Scrooge learns his lesson and Tiny Tim has the last word. Directed by Cristi Miles, the performances run December 4 through 28. Check with PP for showtimes and ticket reservations. (Photo © Brude Giles)
In this program, the Wind Symphony of the University of Portland presents the American premiere of Boris Kozhevnikov’s First Symphony and junior oboist Janna Riley solos with the ensemble in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Variations on a Theme of Glinka. Sharing the stage with the UP group will be Ana Stasia & Co., a contemporary Russian/English band. The concert is free, but tickets […]
The brilliant pianist returns to town, joining the Oregon Symphony in Edward MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program are the Suite from Copland’s Appalachian Spring and the Fourth Symphony of Sibelius. James Gaffigan conducts. Three performances: December 6 at 7:30 p.m., December 7 at 2 p.m., and December 8 at 8 p.m. Check […]
The Ensemble perform sacred works by North German Lutheran composers of the early and late Baroque in two appearances. Catherine van der Salm, Mel Downie Robinson, Laura Thoreson, Cahen Taylor and Erik Hundtoft are accompanied by orchestra and directed by Patrick McDonough in two cantatas by J.S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 62); and […]
Our next Thursdays @ Three won’t be until December 4, to make way for special Thanksgiving Day programming on All Classical. When host Robert McBride returns with a live broadcast, it will be in the company of cellist Hamilton Cheifetz and pianist Julia Hwakyu Lee, who perform Ernest Bloch’s emotionally charged From Jewish Life and Beethoven’s beloved […]
Profile Theatre presents the final production in its Sam Shepard Season, a story in which two estranged brothers reconnect and wage a destructive battle through their fraternal bonds. Moments of humor and levity mingle with loneliness in this sharply written study of family ties and human frailty. Nick Ferrucci, Ben Newman, Diane Kondrat and Duffy Epstein are […]
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Discover quality new recordings through John Pitman’s CD reviews blog, featuring newly released recordings of classical music. As the music director of All Classical, John auditions dozens of new CDs every month, focusing on titles that stand out in terms of performance, repertoire or recording quality. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on what drives the aesthetics of our programming, and some […]