May 31, 2016


ART: Grand Concourse

Artists Repertory Theatre stages the West Coast premiere of Heidi Schreck’s comedic drama. A troubled nun questioning her work finds that perspective changed by a rainbow-haired college drop-out who comes to volunteer. With touching humor, the pair and the motley group inhabiting a soup kitchen unravel the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion and limits of forgiveness. Shows… 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


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.

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.


Classical Countdown Results!

Our listeners have spoken! We aired the top selections all day on New Year’s Eve, eventually getting to the number one favorite piece at midnight and continuing with Honorable Mentions on New Year’s Day. Consult the final listing of favorites here.

Irvington Tour

Irvington Home Tour

The Irvington Home Tour is the longest continuously running neighborhood home tour in Portland. In fact, the initial Irvington Home Tour, conducted in 1967, was the first such tour in the city. The tour was scheduled intermittently until 1983, when the popular program became a permanent part of the Irvington Community Association’s annual calendar. Tickets are now… More

Julius Caesar

UP: Julius Caesar

University of Portland Performing & Fine Arts presents Shakespeare’s tragedy in a production running April 8-10 and 13-15. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for the 2 p.m. matinee on April 10. For tickets, call the Mago Hunt Center Box Office at 503-943-7287, or email magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.