July 31, 2016

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Exploring Scotland & Ireland with Robert McBride

Join All Classical Portland and Collette Vacations as we travel to Scotland & Ireland October 9 – 21, 2016 in search of music, art and heritage. Your host Robert McBride selects two amazing concert experiences, one each in Scotland and Ireland. Space is limited, reserve your spot today by calling Collette: 1-800-581-8942, reference trip #737387. Visit… More


CMNW Summer Festival

Chamber Music Northwest offers five weeks of extraordinary music exploring the timeless works of Beethoven, his inspiration, and his influence — featuring fifty concerts, four world premieres, and over one hundred artists, including the Emerson String Quartet, pianists Robert Levin and André Watts, plus others. June 25 through July 31. Get more information and reserve tickets from CMNW.


Farewell, Harry Rabinowitz

Harry Rabinowitz — soundtrack conductor, raconteur and friend of All Classical Portland — passed away recently at the age of 100. Rabinowitz lived part-time in Portland for over twenty years and was much loved within the local  arts community. He was known for conducting the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats and film scores that included Chariots of Fire and The English Patient. In… 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

Abbey Bach Festival

Abbey Bach Festival

Established in 1971, the Abbey Bach Festival invites national and international musicians for a three-day classical music celebration. Guests enjoy vespers with the monks, a picnic supper and featured performances. This year’s artists include pianist Alon Goldstein, Les Boréades de Montréal, and the Cavatina Duo. July 27–29 at Mount Angel Abbey in Benedict. Get more information and reserve… 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.

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.