August 20, 2014

The Score

Summer Blockbusters

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples music from movies designed to have mass appeal — and earn lots of money. That doesn’t preclude them from having great scores, however, and we’ll hear themes from some, including Godzilla, Maleficent and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The program airs at 2 […]


Britt Festival

Founded in 1963, the Britt Classical Festival features a professional orchestra of 90 musicians who come from all over the United States for a three-week stay in Southern Oregon. This year’s series, under new Music Director Teddy Abrams, includes seven concerts featuring, among others, violinist Augustin Hadelich, Béla Fleck on banjo, and vocalist Storm Large. […]


Movie Music Magic

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra begins its 36th season with with a rousing and family-friendly free outdoor concert in downtown Vancouver’s Esther Short Park band shell. “The Magic of Music in the Movies” is under the direction of the Oregon Symphony’s resident conductor Paul Kim and hosted by All Classical’s Edmund Stone. The concert features some of the most memorable […]

Art of Seuss

The Art of Dr. Seuss

The Discovery Museum at the World Forestry Center celebrates the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel with an exhibit that chronicles his life and career, with a focus on common artistic links throughout his nearly 70 years of creativity. See Seuss’s classic illustration art from The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, […]

CMNW Summer 1

CMNW Festival Opens

Chamber Music Northwest’s 44th Annual Summer Festival opens June 23 with music by Claude Debussy, and the first week concludes with Brahms’ Sextet on June 29. Three different concerts in all, two of them repeated, and a free open rehearsal are featured in these first seven days of the Festival. Get more information and reserve tickets […]

Maryhill Museum

Maryhill This Summer

Overlooking the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art hosts a number of fascinating exhibits and events this summer, in addition to its permanent collection. Check with Maryhill Museum for details. (Photo: Naga Stand Head, bronze, 1971; courtesy of the artist, James Lee Hansen.)

The Score

Bad Movie, Great Score

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone listens to first-rate music from films that were panned by the critics, including The Postman, Waterworld and The Last Airbender. The program airs at 2 p.m. on August 16.

Club Mod

Bridges to Bach

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers a program of new works inspired by J. S. Bach and pianist Glenn Gould. In addition to an entire compact disc featuring violinist Gidon Kremer and his ensemble Kremerata Baltica, we’ll hear Simone Dinnerstein play Philip Lasser’s Twelve Variations on a Chorale by Bach and the Collage on B-A-C-H […]

On Deck

On Deck

Geetha Somayajula just graduated from Westview High School and is headed to USC’s Thornton School of Music to pursue choral music studies. Her musical journey began at the age of seven, when she started singing Indian classical music. This Saturday, we’ll hear Geetha sing both Indian and Western classical music, as well as listen to a small […]

Played in Oregon

Pictures in a New Light

On this weekend’s Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi features a performance of a contemporary interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. In May, the Portland Chamber Orchestra performed a fascinating re-setting of the work by Beijing-born composer Julian Yu, and we’ll hear it, along with Rafal Blechacz playing some Mozart, beginning at 1 […]