May 31, 2016


MYS Season Finale

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony closes out its current season, with Interim Music Director William White conducting a program of music from the world of opera and theater, including Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin by Wagner, Bizet’s complete music for L’Arlésienne, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. Another highlight of the evening is a performance of the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto by… More

John Pitman

John Pitman Recommends…

An album of cabaret songs and satire from the Theresienstadt concentration camp is highlighted in John Pitman’s latest cd reviews blog posting. Though tens of thousands died there, the camp came to have an extremely rich cultural life: at least four concert orchestras were organized in the camp, as well as chamber groups and jazz ensembles. Read John’s full… More


Summer Splendors

NW Dance Project offers its annual ode to the season of light and warmth with world premieres from three leading female choreographers: Sarah Slipper, Portland’s Carla Mann, and the company’s Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition winner, Yin Yue. Three 7:30 p.m. performances in Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall: June 9, 10 and 11. Reserve tickets.


Siletz Bay Music Festival

Featuring classical, jazz, cabaret and musical theater, this year’s Festival welcomes artists that include violinist Aaron Meyer, vocalist Susannah Mars and pianist Dick Hyman. In and around Lincoln City from June 22  through July 4. Get details.

Thursdays at Three

Thursdays @ Three

On the next Thursdays @ Three, host Robert McBride welcomes soprano Arwen Myers, mezzo-soprano Laura Thoreson and pianist Susan McDaniel, who in 2015 founded Northwest Art Song to promote the art of the song recital in the Pacific Northwest. The group believes in creating engaging programs that foster interest and excitement in art song repertoire, and… More


A Streetcar Named Desire

Portland Center Stage offers a new production of Tennessee Williams’ iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. When Blanche DuBois, a fading southern belle, arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley, she is clinging desperately to a persona designed to help her survive. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s… More


ART: The Skin of Our Teeth

Artists Repertory Theatre stages Thornton Wilder’s epic, Pultizer-Prize-winning comedy-drama centering around one ordinary New Jersey family who lives through it all: Dad’s just invented the wheel, Cain is throwing rocks at the neighbor kid, mammoths and dinosaurs lounge in the family room, and Mom frets about how to get all those animals on the boat two by… More


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ART: Grand Concourse

Artists Repertory Theatre stages the West Coast premiere of Heidi Schreck’s comedic drama. A troubled nun questioning her work finds that perspective changed by a rainbow-haired college drop-out who comes to volunteer. With touching humor, the pair and the motley group inhabiting a soup kitchen unravel the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion and limits of forgiveness. Shows… More


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… More