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August 20, 2014

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This weekend on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi reprises a recent concert by the Vancouver Symphony that includes the Tuba Concerto of Ralph Vaughn Williams with the Oregon Symphony’s Ja’Ttik Clark as soloist, Janácek’s Taras Bulba, and Les Preludes by Franz Liszt.


Black Madonna

The Next NW Previews

On our next look at upcoming events, we’ll learn about The Canticle of the Black Madonna, a new opera about soldiers struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, we’ll preview this year’s William Byrd Festival and highlight the return of the Oregon Symphony’s Waterfront Concert. The program airs at 6:02 p.m. on July 31.


On Deck

On Deck

Olivia Langley is an 18-year-old oboist and singer who also studies epigenetics and loves Marvel comic books. We’ll meet her and hear what it was like for her to have been thrust into the spotlight as an English horn soloist for Dvorak’s New World Symphony earlier this year. Olivia plays with both the Portland Youth Philharmonic […]


NW Previews

The Next NW Previews

On this week’s edition of our look ahead in cultural events, we’ll hear an interview with Doug Fullington of the world-famous Tudor Choir, as well as learn about the Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland, offering classical music for audiences raised on rock. The program airs at 6:02 on July 24.  


Crazy Old Man

Crazy Old Man

HART Theatre of Hillsboro presents the world premiere of this musical that recasts the story of Noah in a new light, employing a variety of styles from classic ballads to fast-talking vaudeville numbers, plus hints of blues and jazz, closing with an old-fashioned, hand-clapping spiritual. Performances through August 3. Get more details and reserve tickets […]


The Tempest

O Brave New World

Portland Shakespeare Project stages The Tempest with a bit of a twist, featuring Linda Alper as Prospera. Michael Mendelson directs the production, which runs July 9 through August 3 on the Alder Stage of Artists Repertory Theatre. Check with PSP for showtimes and ticket reservations.


The Score

Interviewing Carl Davis

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone talks with the composer about his scores for classic television series like Upstairs Downstairs, as well as his new music for silent films such as Ben-Hur and The Phantom of the Opera. The program airs at 2 p.m. on July 19.


Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee

As we make the turn that points toward autumn, host Ed Goldberg sprinkles this weekend’s Saturday Matinee with music of Mendelssohn, Donizetti and Gottschalk, as well as performances by Placido Domingo, Kathleen Battle and Sumi Jo, plus pianist Lang Lang playing music from his homeland. The four hours of eclectic delights begins at 10 a.m. on […]


Byrd Festival

William Byrd Festival

This year’s edition of the annual celebration of the English Renaissance composer includes lectures, recitals and performances of music by Byrd and others of that era. Running from August 8 through 24, the festival features Cantores in Ecclesia directed by Blake Applegate and Artistic Director Mark Williams. Get more information and reserve tickets through the Festival website.


Tuesdays by Twilight

Tuesdays by Twilight

Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Summer Concert Series runs five consecutive Tuesdays through August 5. Performers this year include the Portland Cello Project with Patti King, jazz superstar Sara Gazarek, as well as local favorites 3 Leg Torso, The Midnight Serenaders and the Delines. Series passes and individual concert tickets available, with discounts for Lan Su members. […]