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July 28, 2014

NW Previews

The Next NW Previews

This week’s program features a conversation with contemporary composer David Del Tredici, whose work will be heard this week at Chamber Music Northwest. Plus, a visit to a classical sing-along put on by the Portland Symphonic Choir and a preview of the annual music festival at Mount Angel Abbey. It all starts at 6:02 p.m. […]


Symphony Hall

Elgar’s Violin Concerto

Join host John Burk each weekday evening for old favorites and little-heard masterpieces. This Wednesday, a featured work will be the Violin Concerto of Edward Elgar, with Hugh Bean as soloist and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic led by Charles Groves. The night of music begins at 8 p.m. on June 18.


On Deck

On Deck with Jimmy Brown

This 18-year-old graduate of Reynolds High School just aged out of both the Portland Youth Philharmonic, where he played viola; and the Pacific Youth Choir, where he sang baritone. We’ll talk to Jimmy about what’s next for him: attending the University of Oregon to study music education. We’ll also hear him sing a selection from Schubert’s Die Winterreise, as […]


Buried Child

Buried Child

Profile Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning work that catapulted Sam Shepard to national fame as a playwright. In a once-idyllic farmhouse, long-buried dark secrets are brought to light by an unexpected arrival. Alternately macabre, familiar and darkly funny, Buried Child is an epic tale of lost family and the return of prodigal sons. The production runs May 29 […]


Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This weekend, host Brandi Parisis reprises two recent Friends of Chamber music concerts that spanned the spectrum in chamber music: The Pacifica Quartet and pianist Menahem Pressler play Schumann, and the Fireworks Ensemble, one of the country’s first indie-classical bands, performs an all-American program. It all begins at 1 p.m. on July 6.


Abbey

Bach on the Hill

The 43rd annual Abbey Bach Festival runs July 23-25 at Mt. Angel Abbey in St. Benedict. Featured are award-winning pianist Jean Saulnier, Russian organist Sergey Kirillov, the Tudor Choir, and Jarcia Hadjimarkos playing the fortepiano, accompanied by soprano Julianne Baird. Get details and purchase tickets at the Festival website.


On Deck

On Deck

This weekend, host Christa Wessel spotlights a triple threat: Justin, Jonathan and Caitlin Huang, teenage triplets who play music together and individually. We’ll hear them in music by Chopin, Bloch and J.S. Bach. The program airs at 5 p.m. on July 19.


On Deck

On Deck Retrospective

This Saturday’s episode of On Deck features particularly poignant snippets from past installments, including interviews with soprano Carly Cooney, violinist Cammie Lee and pianist Lauren Yoon, as well as a visit to the Woodwinds summer camp at Wallowa Lake. Join host Christa Wessel at 5 p.m. on June 7.


Club Mod

50 Years of Nonesuch

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride celebrates a half century of the innovative label. We’ll hear Gershwin playing Gershwin, John Adams in a foxtrot, the Kronos Quartet performing Jimi Hendrix, and guitarist Bill Frisell’s reimagining of Copland’s Billy the Kid. The program airs at 8 p.m. on July 26.


Symphony Hall

Warhorse

Join host John Burk each weekday evening for old favorites and little-heard masterpieces. This Tuesday, we’ll hear one of the most familiar and popular works in the repertoire: Tchaikovksy’s Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Van Cliburn with Kirill Kondrashin and the RCA Symphony Orchestra. Works by Schubert and Sibelius help round out the program. Our night […]