July 01, 2015


Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI – rare broadcast

Join us Thursday May 28th for a magical, mesmerizing night of music on All Classical. In February Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI played in Portland, a single-night concert of music from the Ottoman Empire in dialogue with Armenian, Greek and Sephardic traditions. The show sold out months in advance, but you can hear the concert […]

Club Mod

The Sum of Its Parts

The Berlin Philharmonic is recognized as a leading orchestra, but its various sections also thrive separately from the entire ensemble — the cellos and the winds have made some great recordings on their own, for instance. On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers a modular celebration of the BP, with both the full orchestra and its various portions in […]


Music Unleashed

International in scope, composer-focused and dedicated to symphonic music, Oregon Music Festival offers historically-informed performances of great classics and exhilarating encounters with seldom-heard masterworks — all performed in a pristine acoustical environment by a cast of top-level artists. This season celebrates the works of Schubert, Martinů and Piazzolla. Join over a dozen guest artists from home and […]

Saturday Matinee

Three Times Two

Three great sopranos and three great tenors are featured on the next Saturday Matinee, as host Ed Goldberg offers performances by Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay and Cheryl Studer alternating with the voices of Giuseppe di Stefano, Fritz Wunderlich and Luciano Pavarotti.  Members of the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company share some Gilbert & Sullivan as well, and […]


H.M.S. Pinafore

Mock’s Crest Productions serves up Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera at the University of Portland. Performances are June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 25-28 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. — except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For tickets, call 503-943-7287 or email magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

Do you know that Reed College has a Tango Music Institute?  We’ll talk with its director, Paulina Fain, in advance of the upcoming “Tango for Musicians” Concert Series. Plus, we’ll hear more music from this year’s Astoria Music Festival, currently underway. Our look ahead at upcoming cultural events airs at 6:02 p.m. on June 25.

On Deck

On Deck with Young Musicians

For the next episode of On Deck, host Christa Wessels travels to the far reaches of Northeastern Oregon to visit a summer camp in the woods. “Woodwinds at Wallowa Lake” brings world-class faculty—many of whom are members of the Oregon Symphony—to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have access to such high level musical instruction. These young artists spend a […]

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

On this weekend’s show, host Brandi Parisi gives us excerpts from Chanticleer’s April concert at Reed College, featuring Romani folksongs and pieces by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francis Poulenc. We’ll also hear the Portland Youth Philharmonic perform Samuel Barber’s Symphony in One Movement. The program airs at 1 p.m. on June 14.

Events Calendar

Your Arts Guide

Our Cultural Events Calendar enables you to find an event that will satisfy your need for live performances of music, theater and dance – as well as the occasional art exhibit or art film. You’ll discover comprehensive performance listings for the next several weeks, with information and links to help you get ahead with the goal of […]


All Classical presents Liberace: A Birthday Celebration!

David Saffert’s performances channeling the legendary pianist played to sold-out houses during the Fertile Ground Festival, and his appearance on Thursdays@Three electrified the audience. Now All Classical brings him to the Curious Comedy Theater for an evening of kaleidoscopic keyboard exuberance. With musical direction by Bo Ayars — the real Liberace’s music director during 1973-86 — this revival […]