August 27, 2016

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.

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

On this Sunday’s show, host Brandi Parisi reprises a performance by the Pacifica Quartet of one of Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets — a piece inspired by, of all things, a visit to an orthopedic clinic. We’ll also hear Portland favorites Carol Sindell and Hamilton Cheifetz perform a work by Johannes Brahms. The program airs at 1… More


Nine Lessons & Carols Live

Once again, All Classical Portland brings listeners the live performance of A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve from King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. This service has been broadcast since 1928 and now reaches millions around the world. Always opening with “Once in Royal David’s City,” it includes a newly-commissioned carol every year. The program airs at… More

Sing-Along Messiah

Sing-Along Messiah

David York directs in this free event. Scores will be provided or participants are welcome to bring their own. There are no soloists; everyone sings all the choruses. Prelude entertainment will be provided by students of Michael Allen Harrison, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. December 18 at 8 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Avenue in Portland.

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

On this Sunday’s program, host Brandi Parisi features two pieces premiered on the same Parisian stage just two weeks apart in 1913: Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Claude Debussy’s Jeux. Just over a century later, they were both on the program at the Britt Festival last year, and we’ll hear those performances. The program airs at… More

On Deck

On Deck with Liam Dubay

This 16-year old is not only a singer and pianist, but a cellist as well — a very well-rounded musician, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise, given that his mom is a violinist in the Portland Baroque Orchestra and his dad plays violin in the Oregon Symphony.  Join host Christa Wessel to learn more about Liam this Saturday, July… More

Lan Su

A Benefit for Lan Su Garden

Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes — Oregon “musical ambassadors to the world” — come to the Chines garden this month for an intimate, two night experience as a benefit for Lan Su. August 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. Reserve tickets.