February 14, 2016


Lauderdale Plays Gershwin

The Vancouver Symphony welcomes Thomas Lauderdale as soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Also included in this all-American program are excerpts from the composer’s Porgy and Bess and two Aaron Copland works: El Salon Mexico and Appalachian Spring. Two performances: February 20 at 3 p.m. and February 21 at 7 p.m. A reception for Lauderdale benefiting VSO […]

Portland Playhouse

You For Me For You

Portland Playhouse presents Mia Chung’s play, which follows two sisters who have nothing left but each other as they move from North Korea to China to the United States. Junhee races to the future at the fast pace of American culture, which she nonetheless finds alien and excessive, while Minjee searches for hope in the […]


BodyVox presents skinner|kirk

Founded by long-time BodyVox dancers Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE has become a fixture of BodyVox’s annual Portland performance season. This program features the world premiere of two new works, including a collaboration with composer Tim Ribner, and explores concepts of spirituality and relationships through captivating movement and live original music. Performances […]


ART: Mothers and Sons

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest premiere of four-time Tony-winner Terrence McNally’s sensitive and wryly humorous play. After a 20-year silence, a woman pays a surprise visit to her deceased son’s former lover, seeking a connection she can’t fathom. At his Central Park apartment, with his husband and young son by his side, he shows […]


The Latin American Connection

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony celebrates the music of the Americas in a concert featuring a festive and inspiring mix of compositions from throughout the Western Hemisphere. Under the direction of William White, the MYS Orchestra peforms Blas Galindo’s Sones de Mariachi and Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, as well as the Cuban Overture of Gershwin and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian […]


NWDP: Louder Than Words

Northwest Dance Project offers the premiere of Ihsan Rustem’s fourth creation for the company, set alongside Artistic Director Sarah Slipper’s Airys and Trace in Loss by Alex Soares. March 17–19 in the Newmark Theatre. Reserve tickets.


John Pitman Recommends…

In his latest cd reviews blog posting, All Classical Portland’s John Pitman features a new recording by cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan, the debut album for these long-time collaborators, in which they perform two sonatas in G minor: one by Chopin and the other by Rachmaninov. While both composers are noted for their solo piano works, as […]


Turn that Chevy into Chopin

Did you know you can donate your old vehicle (that means car, boat, or RV) to All Classical Portland? All you need is the title and we will do the rest! Get started today.  


Backstage at the Opera Revamp

All Classical Portland is rolling out a new feature with a familiar name! The first Metropolitan Opera Broadcast of each month will be preceded by Backstage at the Opera starting at 9:30 am with host Brandi Parisi and the Portland Opera’s Christopher Mattaliano. Under a new format, they will not only discuss the week’s opera but also […]


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 […]