November 27, 2014

East West

East West Encounter

Celebration Works presents concert pianist Susan Chan in a program featuring the music of J.S. Bach as well as several Chinese, Chinese-Canadian and Chinese-American composers, including Doming Lam, Alexina Louie, Tan Dun, Zhou Long, and Chen Yi. November 23 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S.W. Alder, with free parking in the underground garage […]

45th Parallel

Vienna and Prague

45th Parallel presents a concert featuring music of Mozart, Smetana, Janácek and Martinu, performed by members of the Oregon Symphony’s wind section, as well as OSO Concertmaster Sarah Kwak and Greg Ewer, Artistic Director of 45th Parallel. November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in The Historic Old Church. Reserve tickets through 45th Parallel or Brown Paper […]


Midsummer in November

Hear Shakespeare’s comedy of fantasy and fairies in a whole new way. The Salem Chamber Orchestra and the Willamette Department of Theatre team up to perform Mendelssohn’s incidental music and excerpts from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Don’t miss this fresh, brilliant take on a perennial favorite. November 16 at 3 p.m. in Willamette University’s […]

On Deck

On Deck

Seventeen-year-old Annabel MacDonald has always played the flute well, but after six transformative weeks at Brevard Music Center this past summer, she has come to think about music in an entirely new way.  Host Christa Wessel talks with Annabel about that intensive experience, as well as her passion for both music and astrophysics. The program airs at 5 […]

Hampton Opera Center

We’re On the Move

All Classical is re-locating to the 2nd floor of the Hampton Opera Building. In a much-needed and timely move, the station will significantly increase its space in a facility that will be conveniently located and frequently enjoyed by fans who love this music. Generous supporters have already contributed nearly 90% of the $2 million campaign goal. We […]

Portland Opera

Die Fledermaus

Portland Opera stages Johann Strauss II’s popular work. When wine, women and song unite at Prince Orlofsky’s masked ball, elaborate plots are uncorked and romantic assignations go astray. At the epicenter of it all is Gabriel von Eisenstein, disguised as the suave “Monsieur Renard” and blissfully unaware that the piquant Hungarian countess he is wooing is […]

Saturday Matinee

Fundraiser Matinee

With an emphasis on the FUN. Ed Goldberg hosts a special Saturday Matinee during our Fall Fundraiser, one that begins a weekly look back at Portland Opera’s last season. This time, in the 1 p.m. hour of the show, we’ll hear excerpts from the company’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance—Topsy-Turvydom as […]

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

On this Sunday’s show, Portland State University’s international-award-winning Chamber Choir is featured, with conductor and director Ethan Sperry acting as guest host. We’ll hear excerpts from the ensemble’s spring concert, including works by Purcell, Barber, Eriks Esenvalds and others. The program airs at 1 p.m. on November 16.

Radio Hour

The 1940s Radio Hour

The University of Portland Performing & Fine Arts Department presents Walton Jones’ musical play, which casts the audience as witnesses to a live radio broadcast at Christmas time in 1942. The world is at war, but the performers at a small New York City station are determined to bring warmth and levity to the holiday season […]

Red Violin

The Red Violin

The Portland Columbia Symphony’s next concert features virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn and her legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius violin in John Corigliano’s Chaconne from the film The Red Violin, which was inspired by Pitcairn’s very instrument. The orchestra also presents Leopold Stokowski’s lush orchestration of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Elgar’s kaleidoscopic Enigma Variations. Two performances: November […]