December 21, 2014

On Deck

On Deck with Mat McLaughlin

The 18-year-old bassoonist is a freshman at Clark College, trying to figure out how to incorporate a love of classical music into his future.He knows that becoming a performance major is a risky career move but can’t bring himself to give up the instrument he adores. Tune in when host Christa Wessel introduces us to this young artist, also a […]

Thanksgiving Dinner

A Part of Your Thanksgiving

As you gather round the table this Thursday, don’t forget about the scrumptious music within your reach from All Classical. We’ve arranged the perfect soundtrack for your day of peace and gratitude: Our eighth annual winter compilation, the 2014 Comfort & Joy compact disc, is full of holiday gems, and we’ll play it in its entirety at 11 a.m. […]

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

We’ll talk with violinist Mark O’Connor about his Appalachian Christmas concert, anticipate circus acrobats performing with — and above — the Oregon Symphony, and explore why The Nutcracker never goes out of style. Our look ahead at coming cultural events airs just after 6 p.m. on December 18.

Played in Oregon

A Muse of Fire

That was the title of a concert at Chamber Music Northwest last year featuring clarinetist David Shifrin, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. On the next Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi reprises their performance of a Beethoven trio and offers music by Max Bruch. The program airs at 1 p.m. on November 9.

heart of the valley

Now On the Air in Corvallis

We’re now on the air in Corvallis at 95.7FM! All Classical Portland welcomes residents in the “Heart of the Valley” to our wonderful community of listeners. In addition to Corvallis, the new station also serves Philomath and Albany. Thanks to all those that helped make this station a reality for All Classical Portland. We hope you […]


Huggett & PBO

Monica Huggett leads Portland Baroque Orchestra in a concert of 17th Century music for trumpets and strings. Baroque trumpeters Kris Kwapis and Bruno Lourensetto are featured in these rarely-heard pieces by Farina, Biber, Muffat, Schmeltzer and Vejvanovsky. Two performances: November 22 at 7:30 p.m. and November 23 at 3 p.m. Check with PBO for details.



This weekend on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi offers music from this summer’s Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, featuring flutist Molly Barth, guitarist Dieter Hennings, Fear No Music and the American Creators Ensemble. The program airs at 1 p.m. on November 30.


Pacifica Quartet

Friends of Chamber music presents this ensemble, recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant style and often daring choices of repertory. Two appearances, with separate evening programs: December 8 with works by Mendelssohn, Ives and Ligeti; and December 9 featuring quartets by Beethoven and Shostakovich, plus Puccini’s Il Crisantemi. Get more details and reserve tickets from FOCM. […]

Met Opera

Figaro from the Met

This Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast presents a performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro conducted by Edo de Waart. Erwin Schrott sings the title role, part of a stellar cast that includes Mariusz Kwiecien as the Count and Danielle de Niese as Susanna, along with Met debutantes Rachel Willis-Sørensen as the Countess and Serena Malfi as Cherubino. […]

The Score

Animating Christmas

On the next edition of The Score, Edmund Stone samples music from animated films with a holiday theme, including The Polar Express, Arthur Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The program airs at 2 p.m. on December 20.