On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone explores music by John Williams from films other than those directed by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Included are themes from The Patriot, JFK, and the Harry Potter movies. The program begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.
Portland Playhouse presents a new adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, complete with original lyrics. This classic ghost story invokes the beauty of second chances. Bring your family and celebrate the holidays. Tickets and information at Portland Playhouse.
American violinist Mark O’Connor visits Portland to perform An Appalachian Christmas at The Scottish Rite on Friday, Dec. 20, complete with Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. Building on his popular Appalachia Waltz music, the Grammy-winning fiddle, guitar and mandolin virtuoso, composer and educator applies his classical, jazz, folk and country music […]
Oregon Repertory Singers present some of the greatest choral music ever written for the season, sung in First United Methodist Church. The program’s first half includes Bruckner’s Virga Jesse Floruit, Arvo Pärt’s setting of the Magnificat, and Northwest native Morten Lauridsen’s setting of the O Magnum Mysterium. The second half of the concert features traditional carols, […]
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral offers A Blaze of Brass & Song, featuring music for double brass quintet, choir and organ. The program includes Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, Christmas motets of Bruckner and Poulenc, polychoral music by Gabrieli and Gigout, plus carols of the season sung and played by all. The Trinity Choir appears, along with the […]
Pacific Lutheran University’s inspirational Christmas concert returns to Portland at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 with a performance in Schnitzer Concert Hall. The program features Choir of the West, University Chorale and members of the University Symphony Orchestra performing hymns, carols and a choral orchestral masterwork, all in the great tradition of Lutheran choral […]
If you enjoyed hearing the broadcast of Comfort and Joy 2013 on Thanksgiving Day and think our recording would make great gifts, copies are available for a donation of $120. Follow this link to make your gift today. Thank you for allowing us to share the beauty of the music with you. View all of […]
It’s time for our listeners to weigh in on their top five favorite classical pieces. Vote for yours at this link through Dec. 15. The top selections will be played starting early Dec. 31, counting down to the number one favorite piece at midnight on the last day of 2013. Honorable Mentions can be heard […]
Christa Wessel highlights pianist Emily Brother this week on her new show. We’ll hear highlights from Emily’s spring debut at the Newmark Theatre with the MetroArts Orchestra, and also sit in on a music lesson with her teacher Dorothy Fahlman. Tune in Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. for On Deck with Young Musicians to […]
Some of John Williams best-known music was written for blockbuster movies by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Saturday on The Score, we’ll hear selections from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Saving Private Ryan, and more. Tune in at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, for this edition of The Score with your […]