March 02, 2015

On Deck

On Deck with Young Musicians

For the second in her series profiling this year’s MetroArts winners, host Christa Wessel features 18-year-old Daniel Rodricks, who will solo in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the April 7 Young Artist Concert.  Though a talented and dedicated pianist, Daniel intends to become a physician and is interested in investigating links between music and memory. The program airs […]


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)

Club Mod

Symphonic Dances

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers Tacoma native Cindy McTee’s Symphony No. 1, Ballet for Orchestra, performed by the Detroit Symphony under Leonard Slatkin. We’ll also hear Mei-Ann Chen lead the Chicago Sinfonietta, joined by the Harlem Quartet, in Randall Craig Fleischer’s transformation of Bernstein’s Dances from West Side Story into a […]

Met Opera

Mozart from the Met

This weekend’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast features a recording of an October performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, with Toby Spence as Tamino and Markus Werba singing the role of Papageno, plus Pretty Yende as Pamina and Ashley Emerson as Pagagena. Ádám Fischer conducts. The curtain rises at 10 a.m. on February 28.

The Score

Oscar Memories

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone revisits Academy Award-winning soundtracks from years gone by. Tune in for music from Lord of the Rings, Atonement, E.T. and others, beginning at 2 p.m. on February 28.

The Score

And the Winner Will Be…?

Sunday is Oscar night, and on the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone offers excerpts from all five Best Score nominees, plus remarks by composers Jóhann Jóhannsson and Alexandre Desplat — the latter nominated for two films.  From Interstellar to The Theory of Everything and beyond, it will be red carpet time on All Classical: February 21 […]


Music at the Movies

Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland is joined by All Classical’s Edmund Stone for a CAE Pops concert at the Hollywood Theatre highlighting great choral music composed and adapted for the cinema. Edmund narrates, and the theater’s organ will be heard on occasion as well. For more information and ticket reservations, call 503-488-3834 or visit CAE. […]


ART: Tribes

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Nina Raine’s contemporary drama centered around Billy, the only deaf member of his family, whose search for family acceptance as he delves into the deaf community sparks often funny but fierce tensions at home. Grappling with the significance of language and the urge to belong, the Portland debut of this award-winning […]

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 […]

On Deck

On Deck with Young Musicians

This week, host Christa Wessel begins profiling winners of the most recent MetroArts Young Artist Competition — the associated concert will be held April 7 at the Newmark Theater. On Saturday, Christa chats with 17-year-old pianist Emily Brother, who also won two years ago, when she played Liszt, which will be part of this episode. We’ll visit with […]