April 30, 2016

Portland Opera

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.


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…

In his most recent cd reviews blog posting, All Classical Portland’s John Pitman spotlights Testament, Rachel Barton Pine’s recent recording of the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach. Ms. Pine brings great credentials to these works:  She’s the only American Gold Medalist of the J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig. Read John’s full… More

Thursdays at Three

Thursdays @ Three

On the next Thursdays @ Three, host Robert McBride welcomes Portland Piano International’s Rising Star Tina Chong, who has been hailed as a “paradigm of lyricism.” Since her orchestral debut at the age of nine, Chong has appeared as a guest soloist numerous times throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. She captured the “Best Canadian Prize” at… More


The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Portland Center Stage presents Hershey Felder’s adaptation of The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, the play tells the inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, Grammy-nominated pianist… 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


BCC: Baroque Holiday Concert

The Bach Cantata Choir presents their annual Baroque Holiday Concert, this year featuring the first three parts of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium, and Hodie Christus Natus Est by Sweelinck. December 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, N.E. 45th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Reserve tickets.

The Score

The Score Fundraiser, Live

This weekend, John Pitman joins Edmund Stone for a special, live fundraising session of The Score featuring some of their all-time favorite film music, including a sampling from our recent Score compact disc. Listen in, starting at 2 p.m. both March 5 and 6.