September 01, 2014

CMNW Summer 1

CMNW Festival Opens

Chamber Music Northwest’s 44th Annual Summer Festival opens June 23 with music by Claude Debussy, and the first week concludes with Brahms’ Sextet on June 29. Three different concerts in all, two of them repeated, and a free open rehearsal are featured in these first seven days of the Festival. Get more information and reserve tickets […]

Maryhill Museum

Maryhill This Summer

Overlooking the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art hosts a number of fascinating exhibits and events this summer, in addition to its permanent collection. Check with Maryhill Museum for details. (Photo: Naga Stand Head, bronze, 1971; courtesy of the artist, James Lee Hansen.)

The Score

The Mozart of Cinema

That’s how the newspaper Le Figaro described Georges Delerue, one of France’s best-loved composers and a favorite of director Francois Truffaut. On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone plays excerpts from Delerue’s work for movies such as Agnes of God, Platoon and Steel Magnolias. The program airs at 2 p.m. on August […]

The Score

Bad Movie, Great Score

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone listens to first-rate music from films that were panned by the critics, including The Postman, Waterworld and The Last Airbender. The program airs at 2 p.m. on August 16.

Summer on the Green

Summer on the Green

Marylhurst University offers free concerts in the Lajos Balough Performance Shell this month. Eight concerts between August 21 and 30 — excluding the 25th and 26th — will feature the Imperial Brass, Klezmer music with Jack Falk, the Krebsich Orchestar, 3 Leg Torso, the Marylhurst Chorale and more. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are […]

Club Mod

Bridges to Bach

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers a program of new works inspired by J. S. Bach and pianist Glenn Gould. In addition to an entire compact disc featuring violinist Gidon Kremer and his ensemble Kremerata Baltica, we’ll hear Simone Dinnerstein play Philip Lasser’s Twelve Variations on a Chorale by Bach and the Collage on B-A-C-H […]

On Deck

On Deck with P.J. Hummelt

This 18-year-old plays the French horn, which is not easy to master. He’ll talk to host Christa Wessel about how he perseveres with the instrument and why he loves classical music. He’ll also discuss how he deals with responsibility as principal horn of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. The program airs at 5 p.m on August 30.

On Deck

On Deck

Geetha Somayajula just graduated from Westview High School and is headed to USC’s Thornton School of Music to pursue choral music studies. Her musical journey began at the age of seven, when she started singing Indian classical music. This Saturday, we’ll hear Geetha sing both Indian and Western classical music, as well as listen to a small […]

The Score

Four-Wheeled Obsession

Americans love cars…and movies made about them. On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples themes from films such as Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino, various entries in The Fast and The Furious franchise, and (of course) Pixar’s Cars. The program airs at 2 p.m. on August 30.

Played in Oregon

Pictures in a New Light

On this weekend’s Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi features a performance of a contemporary interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. In May, the Portland Chamber Orchestra performed a fascinating re-setting of the work by Beijing-born composer Julian Yu, and we’ll hear it, along with Rafal Blechacz playing some Mozart, beginning at 1 […]