January 23, 2017

The Score: Piano Works for the Movies

Sometimes piano compositions composed for movies become stand-alone favorites. This week on the Score host Edmund Stone features a few of these and the movies they came from including The Warsaw Concerto, Spellbound and even Jurassic World. Program airs Saturday January 12 at 2 pm.

Northwest Previews

Host Andrea Murray previews the Oregon Symphony concert which features music that was closely associated with the late James DePriest – Respighi’s Pines of Rome.  Also previewed is pianist Natasha Peremski who returns to Portland Piano International this weekend.  And, legendary radio personality Dr. Demento shares some of his favorite classical novelty songs. Program airs… More

Met Opera: La Bohème

The Met presents its spectacular Zeffirelli production with Ailyn Pérez as Mimi paired with Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo playing the young Parisian lovers at the center of the story. Susanna Phillips and Christian van Horn also star. Carlo Rizzi conducts. La Bohème is the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris…. More

Thursdays @ Three

All Classical Portland and host Robert McBride are extremely excited to welcome Alban Gerhardt, one of the greatest cellists of our time, to Thursdays @ Three in advance of his upcoming performances with the Oregon Symphony. His sound is unmistakable and his interpretations of the repertoire are distinguished in their originality. The cello starts to… More

Cappella Romana: The Byrd Ensemble

Capella Romana presents The Byrd Ensemble featuring the Victoria Requiem and works by Morales, Lobo, and Palestrina. The Byrd Ensemble is directed by Markdavin Obenza in this Renaissance program. The concert will take place on January 8, 2017 at 3 pm at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church 1112 SE 41st Ave, Portland. For tickets, visit the website.

Oregon Symphony: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Known the world over for her fiery and emotional performances, Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg will both play and conduct the orchestra in one of the world’s most popular pieces of classical music—Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Also on the concert’s program is Bizet’s Carmen Suite, arranged by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. The concert will take place January 7 at… More

Young Artists Competition

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents the 23rd Annual Young Artists Competition. The Live Final round will take place at 1:00 pm Sunday, January 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver. All Classical Portland’s Edmund Stone returns as Master of Ceremonies for this highly anticipated event. Continuing the exciting competition format, nine finalists chosen from the… More

Played in Oregon

This week on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi presents the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Sealed Angel, a 1988 composition by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. The plot concerns a rural community which protects a religious icon. Composed for the millennial anniversary of Russia’s conversion to Christianity, but just before the end of the cold… More

On Deck with Young Musicians

This week, host Christa Wessel presents Ori Marcu, a 17-year old who sings with the Pacific Youth Choir and attends St. Mary’s Academy in Portland. She is also a pianist and a budding composer. Ori spends part of the year in Israel, and is very interested in cell biology. We’ll talk about all of those things… More

Who’s Afraid of Julia Wolfe?

Host Robert McBride presents an hour of works by composer Julia Wolfe. The works are instrumental and vocal and mostly 21st-century. Julia Wolfe is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music. She draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres, bringing a modern sensibility to each while simultaneously tearing down… More