October 22, 2016


NW Previews

In this week’s program host Andrea Murray features “The Armed Man,”  Karl Jenkins’ “mass for peace.” The piece mixes a variety of sacred texts and English poetry with Renaissance folk song…and the writings of a Hiroshima survivor. We’ll also hear about “Giants” – the new program at Oregon Ballet Theater.  And, Andre Hamelin plays Rachmaninoff with the Oregon… More

Club Mod

Ginastera al Cien

The centennial of the birth of Alberto Ginastera came last April, and on the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride celebrates that milestone with a collection of works by the Argentine composer. Included are his Guitar Sonata, his first String Quartet and his second Cello Concerto. The program airs at 8 p.m. on October 1…. More

Saturday Matinee

High-Stepping Matinee

On this weekend’s edition of Saturday Matinee, Suzanne Nance and Robert McBride join host Ed Goldberg to make that final big push toward the finish line of our Fundraiser. They’ll be offering high-spirited music to supercharge your Saturday and inspire you to give to this unique service. The program airs at 10 a.m. on October 1.


ART: Trevor

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest premiere of this hilarious and heart-wrenching Nick Jones comedy, whose star is Trevor, a 200-pound chimp intent on reviving his showbiz career, which has already included working with Morgan Fairchild. He lives with his human mom as part of a regular family, trying to get by in spite of neighbors who simply… More

Thursdays at Three

Thursdays @ Three

On the next Thursdays @ Three, host Robert McBride is joined by cellists Justin Kagan, Heather Blackburn, and Diane Chaplin. Kagan was a regular sub with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra before moving to Portland and becoming a coffee micro-roaster. He is a frequent collaborator with 45th Parallel and a member of the Portland Cello Project. A native of… More


VSO Opener

The Vancouver Symphony opens its season with an all-Russian concert. Joining the orchestra and Maestro Salvador Brotons will be Mayuko Kamio, gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, who will be soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Also on the program are the composer’s Sixth Symphony and the Ruslan and Ludmilla overture… More

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

In this second Fundraiser edition, host Brandi Parisi offers a Mozart mass performed by The Ensemble of Oregon, oboist Anna Larson and the Portland Youth Philharmonic in a concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Anne-Marie McDermott teaming with Yekwon Sunwoo to play Brahms for two. The program airs at 1 p.m. on October 2.

The Score

To the Rescue

On this Sunday’s edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples music from films about life-saving missions, including Die Hard, Captain Phillips, and Saving Private Ryan. There will even be a passing nod to James Bond. The program airs at 2 p.m. on October 2.

NW Previews

NW Previews

On Thursday’s show, we preview the Oregon Symphony’s next concert, a multimedia presentation featuring sets by glass artist Dale Chihuly. In addition, we’ll have a conversation with the author of a new book on the international music education program known as El Sistema —its graduates include famous artists like Gustavo Dudemal, but it’s also given thousands of… More

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Oregon Symphony Broadcasts

This month, we celebrate our local Oregon Symphony Orchestra with ‘encore’ broadcasts, leading up to their 120th season kickoff with Renee Fleming on September 10th.  This Thursday August 25th at 7pm we celebrate with last season’s spectacular performance of Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich soloing in the ebullient violin concerto Concentric Paths by Thomas Ades; Mendelssohn’s Overture to A… More