September 01, 2015

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

On this weekend’s show, host Brandi Parisi tries to reconcile old enemies. Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms had very public musical disagreements in the 19th Century, a feud that Wagner fans took so seriously that they tried to interfere with the premiere of Brahms’s Third Symphony. This Sunday on Played in Oregon, we’ll hear that work, as […]

Played in Oregon

Once and Future Majesty

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the premiere of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, and to celebrate, Cappella Romana will perform it three times in the second week of September. (For more information on those concerts, check the separate homepage spotlight devoted to them.) This weekend on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi plays excerpts from the last […]


John Pitman’s CD Reviews Blog

Discover quality new recordings through John Pitman’s CD reviews blog, featuring newly released recordings of classical music. As the music director of All Classical, John auditions dozens of new CDs every month, focusing on titles that stand out in terms of performance, repertoire or recording quality. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on what drives the aesthetics of our programming, and some […]

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

One day after the 239th anniversary of U.S. independence, host Brandi Parisi offers an all-American hour of music recently performed in our region. And it’s not just the usual Gershwin and Copland, either: be ready for some John Adams as well. The program airs at 1 p.m. on July 5.


Love’s Sorrow, Love’s Joy

Violinist Darin Qualls, a Starling Foundation Prize winner, and acclaimed concert pianist Janet Craswell appear in a benefit concert featuring the music of Fritz Kreisler. All Classical’s Edmund Stone provides narration giving insight into Kreisler’s life and music. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. August 20 at 8 p.m. in The Old Church. Tickets available through Brown […]

Buffalo Hunt

Maryhill this Summer

In addition to its permanent collections, Maryhill Museum of Art offers a number of exhibits in the coming months. Currently on view is “American Indian Painting:Twentieth-Century Masters,” featuring thirty-five works by some of the most important American Indian painters of the last century, all the paintings drawn from the collection of the National Cowboy & Western […]

The Score

Set in London

On the next installment of The Score, host Edmund Stone takes us to the British metropolis for themes from films that could not have taken place anywhere else. We’ll hear excerpts from scores for The King’s Speech, V for Vendetta, Jack the Ripper and others. The program airs at 2 p.m. on July 18.

On Deck

On Deck with Wesley Shin

The sixteen-year-old clarinetist is very involved in the music program at Lincoln High School — Concert Band, Pep Band and Marching Band — and is also assistant principal clarinet in the Portland Youth Philharmonic. On the non-musical side, he teaches mathematics and is spending the summer as a political intern. Hear all about it when […]


Lakewood Theatre: Mame

John Oules directs this production of the musical, based on Patrick Dennis’ novel, with book by Lawrence and Lee, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. At the height of the 1920s, Auntie Mame becomes the guardian of Patrick, her young nephew. Their lives are turned upside down by the Depression, but Mame still lives life to the fullest. […]

Saturday Matinee

Best of All Possible Matinees

The next Saturday Matinee opens with a Rossini overture, and then host Ed Goldberg presents Christa Ludwig singing a selection from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide and Vittorio Grigolo in a heart-aching rendition of “E lucevan le stele” from Tosca. Along the way, we’ll also hear some Mozart art songs and a pair of classic Korngold film themes — […]