January 30, 2015


KQAC Tower Repairs

Over the next two weeks, All Classical Portland’s tower on Sylvan Hill will be undergoing repairs, causing the station to use our back-up antenna at times. This is necessary to ensure the safety of the tower crew. You may hear a short burst when the station switches to our back-up antenna, but KQAC will remain at full coverage, and […]

The Score

Seen and Heard

On the first edition of The Score for 2015, host Edmund Stone looks back at 2014 and reviews some of the best soundtracks of that year, including those for The Imitation Game, Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy. The retrospective begins at 2 p.m. on January 3.

Met Opera

Meistersinger @ The Met

This Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast features a performance of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. James Levine conducts, and James Morris sings the part of Hans Sachs. Remember: This is Wagner, and the program starts earlier than usual, at 9 a.m on December 13. Moreover, broadcast of The Score with Edmund Stone will be delayed to […]


Itzhak Perlman in Performance

The virtuoso violinist returns, joining Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony for one appearance only. The program includes Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition,and the Hebrides Overture of Mendelssohn. Get more information and reserve tickets from OSO.

Club Mod

City Noir

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride plays this jazz-inflected orchestral work by John Adams, described as “a symphony that may also be experienced as the soundtrack to an imagined noir film.” We’ll also hear Steve Reich’s City Life, which includes voices and other sounds recorded by the composer in New York City. Our two-hour evocation of […]

Played in Oregon

SCO on PiO

On this weekend’s Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi reprises the Salem Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert of its 30th anniversary season, which featured Beethoven’s Second Symphony and a more recent concerto for marimba and strings by French composer Emmanuel Sejourne. We’ll also hear the Overture from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The program airs at 1 p.m. on January […]


Matthew Polenzani in Recital

Friends of Chamber Music brings this distinguished lyric tenor to town for a program that includes Adelaide by Beethoven; songs by Liszt, Ravel’s Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques; Trois Mélodies of Satie and Barber’s Hermit Songs. Pianist Julius Drake accompanies. Check with FOCM for details and tickets. January 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Photo by Dario Acosta)

The Score

Hold the Spielberg & Lucas

Last week, host Edmund Stone devoted an hour of The Score to a sampling of themes composed by John Williams for the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. This Saturday, Edmund gives a listen to cinematic scores by Williams for other directors. We’ll hear music from The Patriot, JFK, Harry Potter and more. The program airs […]

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

This Thursday, our look at upcoming cultural events spotlights concerts by The Vancouver Symphony, Third Angle, and The Ensemble, as well as the Oregon Symphony featuring their own concertmaster as guest artist. The program airs at 6:02 p.m. on January 22.


Time of Giving

If you missed the opportunity to contribute during our Fall fundraiser, remember that it’s never too late to make your tax-deductible gift to keep the music flowing! Remember there are many different ways to support your station. You can make your contribution online, give us a call at 1-888-899-5722, or walk-in your donation to our new studios at […]