May 05, 2016


Bag&Baggage: Emma

In celebration of the bicentenary of the Jane Austen novel, Bag&Baggage presents the Oregon premiere of Michael Fry’s adaptation. Emma is one of the best-known and most-beloved of all English novels, with a story that has delighted generations of readers. This version brings to life all of the wonderfully eccentric characters from Austen’s little England, as played by… More


TPB: Mercury Half-Life

The Career Track and Youth Company Dancers of The Portland Ballet offer the Oregon premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Mercury Half-Life in excerpts. This energetic work brings together contemporary ballet choreography and the music of the iconic rock group Queen. Alongside this work, TPB’s company members perform classical ballet pieces Valse-Fantaisie by George Balanchine and Raymonda Suite by Anne… More


PBO: Vivaldi’s Spell

Portland Baroque Orchestra pairs up J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 with works by Vivaldi that Bach knew well:  Concerto in C major for Recorder, and Concertos Nos. 8, 10 and 11 from  L’estro Armonico. Monica Huggett directs, and Josh Cohen is featured as trumpet soloist. PBO performers, guest artists and scholars discuss the… More

Portland Opera

The Magic Flute

Portland Opera stages Mozart’s Singspiele masterpiece, using Maurice Sendak’s fairytale designs as the perfect visual counterpart to the work’s radiant score. Four performances: May 6, 12 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., and May 8 at 2 p.m., all in Keller Auditorium. Sung in English with projected texts. Reserve  tickets.

La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

Lakewood Theatre Company concludes its current season with the acclaimed musical inspired by the writings of Miguel de Cervantes. Telling the story of a glorious madman who believes himself to be a knight, accompanied by his faithful companion, Sancho, the work’s brilliant storytelling, captivating music, and memorable characters make the stage come alive with hope springing from the depths of… More


PSC: A Child of Our Time

Steven Zopfi leads the Portland Symphonic Choir and Portland Sinfonietta in a performance of the oratorio by Michael Tippett, written in response to the events leading up to and including Kristallnacht, the pogram carried out against Jews in Germany and Austria in early November 1938. The work, laid out in traditional three-part format, interweaves African-American spirituals with… 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


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


Dear All Classical…

Many people hear us each day, but we also hear from them. If you’d like to learn what some of your fellow listeners have had to say, feel free to read the letters we’ve received. Maybe they will inspire you to contact us as well!


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… More