October 02, 2014

Symphony Hall

Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony

Join host John Burk each weekday evening for old favorites and little-heard masterpieces. This Wednesday, one featured work is Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7, performed by The Czech Philharmonic under Jirí Belohlávek. We’ll also hear the Beaux Arts Trio play Haydn’s Piano Trio in E Flat, and Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor in Mozart’s […]

Saturday Matinee

September Song

This weekend on Saturday Matinee, host Ed Goldberg dishes up his usual mix of opera, theater and film music: Lotte Lenya sings “September Song,” by her husband, Kurt Weill and Renée Fleming serenades with “Jewel Song.” Bryn Terfel is heard as well in a selection from Don Giovanni, and along the way we’ll hear the Liberty Fanfare of John Williams, […]


French Connections + Debut

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor, Steven Byess, makes his debut with the ensemble as it opens its season with a collection of Gallic masterpieces, including the Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel, featuring soloist Anna Polonsky, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestrated by Ravel. Two performances: September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at First United […]


Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine

This exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society traces the history of the state’s wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative control of alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of the wine industry in the 1960s, and finally to what the future may bring for these thriving Oregon businesses. Displays of art and periodic wine tastings are […]

Saturday Matinee

The Sound of Matinee

On this weekend’s Saturday Matinee, host Ed Golberg offers an orchestral suite of themes from The Sound of Music, as well as the overture and songs from The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan and Ferde Grofé’s Hollywood Suite. We’ll also hear Mario Lanza and Pavarotti, as well as Portland soprano Laurel Alyn-forest in a song by […]

The Score

The Tartan & the Thistle

With the Scottish Independence Referendum coming up next week, host Edmund Stone devotes Saturday’s edition of The Score to themes from films about Scotland, including Braveheart, Rob Roy and Local Hero. The program airs at 2 p.m. on September 13, and lang may yer lum reek.

Saturday Matinee

Accordions & More

This weekend on Saturday Matinee, host Ed Goldberg presents Lithuanian accordionist Martynas playing updated versions of Verdi, Brahms and others. There will be no dearth of vocal artistry, however: some of opera’s greatest performers will be heard in classic recordings, including Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Fritz Wunderlich, Bryn Terfel, Victoria de los Angeles and Thomas Hampson. […]

Ignacio Prego

Special Bach Fest Program

Tune-in for a special late-summer musical offering from this year’s Oregon Bach Festival, Portland Baroque Orchestra and harpsichordist Ignacio Prego. The program includes a concerto by CPE Bach and a set of works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, taken from his operas and arranged by Monica Huggett into a grand suite. Brandi Parisi hosts, this evening at 7pm, […]

Played in Oregon


This weekend on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi offers an all Oregon State University program. She’ll sample concerts from two elements of the school’s music department: the OSU Chamber Choir performing works by Ravel and Eric Whitacre from their annual President’s Concert last June, and then the Corvallis-OSU Symphony tackling Gustav Mahler. The program airs at 1 p.m. on September […]

Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee

For this weekend’s show, host Ed Goldberg offers the late Maya Angelou narrating Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and guitarist Miloš Karadaglic performing a charming three-minute version of Ravel’s Bolero, as well as Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. There’ll also be music by Villa-Lobos, Puccini, Mozart, Bernstein and Dvorák. The program airs at 10 a.m. on August 30.