June 28, 2016

Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee Is Back!

Beginning this Saturday at 10am, on-air host Ed Goldberg returns with another summer of “Saturday Matinee,” our weekly four-hour celebration of the best in opera, operetta, musical theater, film music and Americana. Ed’s first installment features a tribute to retiring Metropolitan Opera conductor, James Levine. At 11am, Brandi Parisi hosts highlights from last season’s Portland Opera performance of… 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.


Classical Countdown Results!

Our listeners have spoken! We aired the top selections all day on New Year’s Eve, eventually getting to the number one favorite piece at midnight and continuing with Honorable Mentions on New Year’s Day. Consult the final listing of favorites here.

Irvington Tour

Irvington Home Tour

The Irvington Home Tour is the longest continuously running neighborhood home tour in Portland. In fact, the initial Irvington Home Tour, conducted in 1967, was the first such tour in the city. The tour was scheduled intermittently until 1983, when the popular program became a permanent part of the Irvington Community Association’s annual calendar. Tickets are now… More

Julius Caesar

UP: Julius Caesar

University of Portland Performing & Fine Arts presents Shakespeare’s tragedy in a production running April 8-10 and 13-15. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for the 2 p.m. matinee on April 10. For tickets, call the Mago Hunt Center Box Office at 503-943-7287, or email magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.


Nine Lessons & Carols Live

Once again, All Classical Portland brings listeners the live performance of A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve from King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. This service has been broadcast since 1928 and now reaches millions around the world. Always opening with “Once in Royal David’s City,” it includes a newly-commissioned carol every year. The program airs at… More

Sing-Along Messiah

Sing-Along Messiah

David York directs in this free event. Scores will be provided or participants are welcome to bring their own. There are no soloists; everyone sings all the choruses. Prelude entertainment will be provided by students of Michael Allen Harrison, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. December 18 at 8 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Avenue in Portland.


Celtic Crossing

Portland Revels presents Celtic Crossing, a celebration of the Winter Solstice. This year, Revels transports audiences to the late 19th century, aboard one of the last immigrant sailing ships to cross the Atlantic from Ireland to New York. To properly say goodbye to their past, the travelers decide to hold an American Wake, a traditional send-off… More

Met Opera

Backstage & Butterfly

This weekend’s live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera features a production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, with a cast that includes Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak and Roberto Alagna. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Preceding the 10 a.m. performance, Brandi Parisi and Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano discuss the work and opera in general during their monthly half-hour segment, Backstage… More

OHSU Brain Lectures

OHSU Brain Lecture Series

Indulging in pleasurable activities is sometimes described in the context of good vs. bad. But is it all or nothing where the brain is concerned? When are healthy pleasures susceptible to harmful effects? The Oregon Health & Science University Brain Institute’s 2016 Brain Awareness Season will delve into the science behind three very popular pastimes: alcohol, gaming, and marijuana. The two… More