November 30, 2015

Club Mod

Down by the Riverside

On Club Mod’s 250th edition, pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin is both virtuosic and down-to-earth as he plays one of Frederic Rzewski’s North American Ballads — the one mentioned in the title above. Host Robert McBride also offers other works having to do with rivers, including a performance of “Ol’ Man River” drawn from a Portland Opera appearance […]

Chinese Garden

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

The second most important event on the Chinese calendar after New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated the weekend of September 26 and 27 at Portland’s Lan Su Garden. Timed with the autumn harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival occurs when the moon appears its fullest during the autumnal equinox. It is a time for family gatherings, storytelling, […]

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This fall begins Salvador Brotons 19th season as Conductor and Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, but he’s got a lot more irons in the fire than that. He’s also music director of two symphony orchestras in his native Spain, he’s an accomplished flutist, and he’s composed over 80 pieces of music. This week on […]


The Score CD

This is the first ever CD of music from The Score! Edmund Stone personally selected the pieces on this CD including music from films such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, and The Empire Strikes Back. Donate $150 or more to get your copy! Track listing below:

OSO Salem

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Yan Pascal Tortelier leads the Oregon Symphony in a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Alborada del gracioso by Ravel. Yolanda Kondonassis is featured as soloist in the Harp Concerto of Ginastera. Three performances in Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: October 24 at 7:30 p.m., October 25 at 2 p.m., and October 26 […]

Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee Finale

Make sure not to miss this special curtain-closer to another great season of high-spirited fun. We’ll have your favorite opera arias, choruses and songs from Broadway and musical theatre, and a few surprises along the way as well. At 1 p.m., we proudly present highlights from last season’s Portland Opera production of Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, […]


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On Deck

On Deck with Jordan Strang

This 20-year-old pianist is devoted to music, but he is not currently enrolled in a college or conservatory. Rather, he is continuing his private study with Harold Gray, retired Artistic Director of Portland Piano International. Jordan won the Oregon Sinfonietta’s Concerto Competition last spring, and we’ll hear him perform Schumann with that group. The program airs at […]


David Korevaar in Recital

The pianist, whose playing has been called a “musical epiphany” by Gramophone, has an extensive and varied repertoire enhanced by his work with living composers and his own experience writing music. He balances his active career as a soloist and chamber musician with teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is Professor of […]


ART: Broomstick

Artists Repertory Theatre presents this fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense. In a tour-de-force solo performance, Vana O’Brien portrays an Appalachian witch recounting the heartfelt and poetic tale of her long life from first love to heartache to the hair-raising vengeance she wreaks upon those who have crossed her. Performances through November 22. Get […]