July 01, 2016

Julius Caesar

UP: Julius Caesar

University of Portland Performing & Fine Arts presents Shakespeare’s tragedy in a production running April 8-10 and 13-15. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for the 2 p.m. matinee on April 10. For tickets, call the Mago Hunt Center Box Office at 503-943-7287, or email magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.


Nine Lessons & Carols Live

Once again, All Classical Portland brings listeners the live performance of A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve from King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. This service has been broadcast since 1928 and now reaches millions around the world. Always opening with “Once in Royal David’s City,” it includes a newly-commissioned carol every year. The program airs at… More

Sing-Along Messiah

Sing-Along Messiah

David York directs in this free event. Scores will be provided or participants are welcome to bring their own. There are no soloists; everyone sings all the choruses. Prelude entertainment will be provided by students of Michael Allen Harrison, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. December 18 at 8 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Avenue in Portland.


Celtic Crossing

Portland Revels presents Celtic Crossing, a celebration of the Winter Solstice. This year, Revels transports audiences to the late 19th century, aboard one of the last immigrant sailing ships to cross the Atlantic from Ireland to New York. To properly say goodbye to their past, the travelers decide to hold an American Wake, a traditional send-off… More

Met Opera

Backstage & Butterfly

This weekend’s live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera features a production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, with a cast that includes Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak and Roberto Alagna. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Preceding the 10 a.m. performance, Brandi Parisi and Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano discuss the work and opera in general during their monthly half-hour segment, Backstage… More

OHSU Brain Lectures

OHSU Brain Lecture Series

Indulging in pleasurable activities is sometimes described in the context of good vs. bad. But is it all or nothing where the brain is concerned? When are healthy pleasures susceptible to harmful effects? The Oregon Health & Science University Brain Institute’s 2016 Brain Awareness Season will delve into the science behind three very popular pastimes: alcohol, gaming, and marijuana. The two… More

Portland Playhouse

You For Me For You

Portland Playhouse presents Mia Chung’s play, which follows two sisters who have nothing left but each other as they move from North Korea to China to the United States. Junhee races to the future at the fast pace of American culture, which she nonetheless finds alien and excessive, while Minjee searches for hope in the… More

Harlem Quartet

FOCM: Harlem String Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music brings to town this ensemble, praised by the New York Times for its “panache.” Founded in 2006 by The Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music and providing access to music education in underserved communities, the quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music,… More

FullSizeRender (9)

Bloch Violin Concerto

This past March 12 and 14, the Oregon Symphony featured concertmaster Sarah Kwak as soloist in the Portland premiere of Ernest Bloch’s sumptuous Violin Concerto. Listen to senior announcer Robert McBride moderate a panel discussion about the piece with violinist and scholar Joshua Friedlander, Cellist and performer of Bloch’s music, Hamilton Cheifetz, and Bloch’s grandson, Ernest Bloch II… More

Club Mod

New Concertos

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers a set of recent works in the genre, including one for violin by Tigran Mansurian, another for cello by Peteris Vasks, a third guitar by Nikita Koshkin, and one more for orchestra by Michael Torke. The program airs at 8 p.m. on June 25. (Painting by Michael Desform)