March 05, 2015


John Pitman’s CD Reviews Blog

Discover quality new recordings through John Pitman’s CD reviews blog, featuring newly released recordings of classical music. As the music director of All Classical, John auditions dozens of new CDs every month, focusing on titles that stand out in terms of performance, repertoire or recording quality. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on what drives the aesthetics of our programming, and some […]

Events Calendar

Your Arts Guide

Our Cultural Events Calendar enables you to find an event that will satisfy your need for live performances of music, theater and dance – as well as the occasional art exhibit or art film. You’ll discover comprehensive performance listings for the next several weeks, with information and links to help you get ahead with the goal of […]


Film Reviews

On The Aisle is a film review panel discussion featuring Ed Goldberg and a collection of Portland’s best film critics. Goldberg and friends gather almost every week to review the latest films in their collectively smart way. Whether it’s a controversial sci-fi film or a superhero film about a Marvel comic character, the reviews are sure […]


KQOC Back to Full Power

Strong wind gusts took KQOC 88.1, Gleneden Beach, off the air on Feb. 11, destroying the All Classical antenna atop Cape Foulweather. The permanent replacement antenna was hoisted to the top of our 150 foot tower last night, July 2nd, and KQOC is now back on full power! Thanks for your patience while we completed this […]

Festival of Carols

Festival of Carols

All Classical’s Eighth Annual Festival of Carols continues, running through Christmas Day and offering music both festive and introspective, from traditional carols to seasonal classical favorites. Tune in anytime to make us part of your holiday celebration. (Made possible by IBEW Local 48, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Oregon Cultural Trust, Umpqua Private Bank, and Land Rover Portland.)


KQAC Tower Repairs

Over the next two weeks, All Classical Portland’s tower on Sylvan Hill will be undergoing repairs, causing the station to use our back-up antenna at times. This is necessary to ensure the safety of the tower crew. You may hear a short burst when the station switches to our back-up antenna, but KQAC will remain at full coverage, and […]

The Score

Seen and Heard

On the first edition of The Score for 2015, host Edmund Stone looks back at 2014 and reviews some of the best soundtracks of that year, including those for The Imitation Game, Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy. The retrospective begins at 2 p.m. on January 3.


Oh, What a Beautiful Evening!

Oregon Repertory Singers and its youth choirs stage an enchanted evening celebrating the glory days of Broadway musicals, with favorite songs and scenes by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Lorentz Hart and Jerome Kern. Songstress Naomi LaViolette and her combo accompany the singers and play throughout the evening, and musical numbers are paired with local […]

Played in Oregon

Fiery Muses

The next Played in Oregon features music with blazing passion, able to cut through anyone’s mid-winter blahs — courtesy of Adam Flatt and the Newport Symphony Orchestra. From the orchestra’s November concert, host Brandi Parisi reprises works by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, and the Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2 of Manuel de Falla, as well as Chausson’s Poeme […]

VSO Chamber

On Deck

Fifteen-year-old violist Samuel Zacharia has already won solo competitions with both the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and we’ll hear a portion of his performance of the Bartók Viola Concerto with the PYP last spring. Samuel has also attended Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program for the last two summers, and he’ll tell host Christa […]