January 21, 2017

Oregon Symphony: The Pines of Rome

Laureate Music Director James DePreist made Respighi’s majestic Pines of Rome an Oregon Symphony signature. Enjoy it now with Music Director Carlos Kalmar’s deft touch. Add to that a performance from one of our favorite soloists, Alban Gerhardt, and you’ve got a night to remember. Program includes – Franck: The Breezes (Les Éolides) Dutilleux: A Whole Distant… More

Portland Piano International

With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals remarkable virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique. Natasha has performed with major orchestras in North America including Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, San… More

John Pitman Recommends…

Pianist Kirill Gerstein, a favorite of Portland audiences for his orchestral and solo recital appearances, has just released a CD that illustrates both the pianist’s abilities and those of the composer of these works. Franz Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes simultaneously pay homage to his good friend Chopin (Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25), and Bach, while propelling… More

FOCM: Pacifica Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music present the Pacifica Quartet with cellist Johannes Moser. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. For this performance the Pacifica Quartet is collaborating with German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser…. More

Club Mod

This week host Robert McBride presents Songs America Loves to Sing, including Amazing Grace, We Shall Overcome, and others, as arranged by John Harbison and performed by Camerata Pacifica. Composer John Harbison is among America’s most distinguished artistic figures. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them a MacArthur and a Pulitzer, Harbison has composed music for… More

On Deck with Young Musicians

Host Christa Wessel talks with Evan Howard, an 18-year old cellist who performs with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Evan attends the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. We’ll learn a bit about that magnet school — and about the harried life of a high school senior. Program airs Saturday January 12 at 5pm

The Score: Piano Works for the Movies

Sometimes piano compositions composed for movies become stand-alone favorites. This week on the Score host Edmund Stone features a few of these and the movies they came from including The Warsaw Concerto, Spellbound and even Jurassic World. Program airs Saturday January 12 at 2 pm.

Northwest Previews

Host Andrea Murray previews the Oregon Symphony concert which features music that was closely associated with the late James DePriest – Respighi’s Pines of Rome.  Also previewed is pianist Natasha Peremski who returns to Portland Piano International this weekend.  And, legendary radio personality Dr. Demento shares some of his favorite classical novelty songs. Program airs… More

Met Opera: La Bohème

The Met presents its spectacular Zeffirelli production with Ailyn Pérez as Mimi paired with Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo playing the young Parisian lovers at the center of the story. Susanna Phillips and Christian van Horn also star. Carlo Rizzi conducts. La Bohème is the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris…. More

Thursdays @ Three

All Classical Portland and host Robert McBride are extremely excited to welcome Alban Gerhardt, one of the greatest cellists of our time, to Thursdays @ Three in advance of his upcoming performances with the Oregon Symphony. His sound is unmistakable and his interpretations of the repertoire are distinguished in their originality. The cello starts to… More