On the heels of their triple-Grammy® – winning CD of Michael Daugherty’s music (Tales of Hemingway), the Nashville Symphony Orchestra continues its commitment to American music with this showcase of Jennifer Higdon works. “All Things Majestic” (Naxos) includes the eponymous composition, which the composer wrote for the Grand Teton Music Festival. It certainly captures the splendor… More
Host Andrea Murray presents the Oregon Symphony Orchestra as it closes out the season with Mahler’s Symphony no. 2. Plus music from Oregon’s historic Aurora Colony. Program airs Thursday May 18 at 6 pm.
All Classical Portland enjoys a sixth continuous year of collaboration with MetroArts Inc. in airing its 23rd annual Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Competition. Tune in to All Classical Portland for radio broadcasts of the performance sponsored by BMW Portland and hosted by Christa Wessel and Robert McBride, this Thursday, May 18 at 7pm…. More
Host Robert McBride will present a program featuring musicians from the Oregon Symphony cello section: Assistant Principal Marilyn de Oliveira, Trevor Fitzpatrick, and the most recent additions to the section, Antoinette Gan and Kevin Kunkel. The four cellists will share an exciting program of cello duos, trios, and quartets. Program airs Thursday May 18 at… More
The Portland Columbia Symphony presents Monumental Classics, the West Coast premiere of Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra by P.D.Q Bach, aka Peter Schickele. Taking on the demanding and daunting piano part is renowned pianist Jeffrey Biegel. A real treat for Mother’s Day weekend! The orchestra also performs Gloriana, the winner of the PCSO… More
The Oregon Symphony Orchestra presents Persephone with the puppetry of Michael Curry. Curry has worked with The Walt Disney Company, Cirque du Soleil, and the Olympics, and now he brings his exhilarating stage magic to our performance of Stravinsky’s most tender work and the mythic story of the origin of the seasons. Concerts are May 13,… More
A group of distinguished Yale composer alumni (Carl Schimmel, Orianna Webb, Armando Bayolo, Adam B. Silverman and Daniel Kellogg) undertook a charming and ambitious project to write a series of works inspired by their collective experiences as new parents of young children. The resulting works for flute, viola, and harp, performed by Trio Kavak, not… More
Host Edmund Stone talks with Tyler Bates, the composer of such blockbusters hits as both John Wick movies and both Guardians of the Galaxy films. And, by the way, when not scoring movies Tyler plays guitar with Marilyn Manson! The Score airs Saturday May 13 at 2 pm.
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of… More
Portland Piano International presents Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen performing the music of Debussy and Beethoven. Known for his expertise in contemporary classical music, Jumppanen plays a program that equally highlights his finesse in beloved, classic repertoire. 4pm on both Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in Lincoln Hall at PSU; tickets and information at the Portland Piano International website.