Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso’s final composition is a meditative cycle of 20 sacred Italian madrigals called the Lagrime di San Pietro. Dedicated to Pope Clement VIII, the work was completed only three weeks before the composer’s own death. This week on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi presents a lovely performance of the Lagrime… More
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents their “Audience Choice” concert with Khachaturian’s Symphony No. 2 and Burleske by Richard Strauss featuring pianist Sofya Melikyan. Hailed for her “magnificent singing line and an exquisite artistic sensibility,” Armenian-born Melikyan is recognized as an artist with a unique voice, who combines “high-wire virtuosity” with “deep musical intuition and ability to connect… More
Metropolitan Youth Symphony(MYS) performs its final concert of 2017 under the direction of Music Director Raul Gomez. The evening celebrates performances by the winners of the annual MYS Concerto Competition and welcomes MYS alumni from across the 43 years of the organization’s history. The alumni will join the orchestra for the final two movements of… More
Just because it’s June – Ed Goldberg celebrates this first month of summer with June is Bustin’ Out All Over from Carousel… also an overture by Jerome Kern, and the New York Rhapsody by George Gershwin. And, Harlem, by Duke Ellington… Schubert songs featuring Marian Anderson… and highlights from Die Fledermaus, by Strauss. Program airs Saturday, June… More
How movie characters achieve revenge on those who did them harm, including music from The Count of Monte Cristo, Kill Bill, Unforgiven, The Wrath of Khan…and more. Host Edmund Stone airs the program Saturday June 3 at 2 pm.
Michail Thompson is 16 years old. He’s the principal trumpet player in the Portland Youth Philharmonic, he plays jazz at the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and he is the band president at Grant High School. In his role as band president, he hopes to find a way to make the student body see that… More
Host Robert McBride presents Stacy Garrop’s Mythology Symphony. From Becoming Medusa to Pandora Undone, five movements for orchestra inspired by notable women in Greek mythology. The Mythology Symphony was progressively written over several years, starting with a commission in 2007 by the Detroit Symphony for Becoming Medusa. The Albany Symphony followed in 2009 with commissions for… More
This week, host Robert McBride presents Armenian-born pianist Sofya Melikyan. Hailed for her “magnificent singing line and an exquisite artistic sensibility,” Melikyan is recognized as an artist with a unique voice who combines “high-wire virtuosity” with “deep musical intuition and ability to connect with the audience” (Mundoclasico). To date, Melikyan has toured throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Japan,… More
Host Andrea Murray converses with guitarist Eliot Fisk. Then, a visit to the Orpheus Academy, which gives young orchestral musicians professional-level experience. And, a preview of Portland Opera’s Man of La Mancha. Program airs Thursday June 1 at 6 pm.
Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland 2017” voting round finalists have been announced, and YOUR FAVORITE RADIO STATION is in the top running in FIVE categories! Not only that, but THREE of the five coveted spots for Best Radio Personality go to this stations’ incredible hosts: Christa Wessel, Robert McBride, and Suzanne Nance. Keep the momentum… More