March 29, 2015

The Score

Music for the Tudors

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund stone plays themes from films set in Renaissance England. We’ll hear music by Korngold for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, George Delerue’s score from A Man for All Seasons, and more. The program airs at 2 p.m. on March 21.

VSO Chamber

On Deck

Fifteen-year-old violist Samuel Zacharia has already won solo competitions with both the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and we’ll hear a portion of his performance of the Bartók Viola Concerto with the PYP last spring. Samuel has also attended Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program for the last two summers, and he’ll tell host Christa […]


Small, Medium & Large

Three ensembles of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony perform in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Lewis & Clark College: Year Two Beginning Strings, Vivaldi Strings Ensemble and the Concert Orchestra. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on March 7. Reserve tickets from MYS.

On Deck

On Deck with Fumika Mizuno

The 16-year-old violinist, co-concertmaster of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, won last year’s Vancouver Symphony Concerto Competition and this year was awarded a spot in the MetroArts Young Artist Concert. Host Christa Wessel talks with her this weekend, and we’ll hear Fumika play Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy during the program, which airs at 5 p.m. on March […]


Ein deutsches Requiem

The Salem Chamber Orchestra is joined by the Willamette Master Chorus and Willamette University Chamber Choir, with bariton Anton Belov and soprano Amy Hansen-Nelke for Brahms’ massive work. The program also includes Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto, with Willamette University concerto competition winner Rosemarie Cabading as soloist. Two performances on the campus of Willamette University in Salem: February 21 at 7 […]

Played in Oregon

Beethoven’s Seventh

This Sunday on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi presents a recent performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 by the Corvalis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, as well as two contemporary choral works featuring the Ensemble. The program airs at 1 p.m. on March 15.

Met Opera

Live from the Met

Our next broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera stage features a performance of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces in this drama, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on the novel of Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is […]

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 […]