Based on the 1957 memoirs of world-famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy begins at the end of the vaudeville era as overbearing stage mother Rose carts young daughters June and Louise (the young Lee) throughout the country, performing in fading venues for dwindling audiences. Rose’s desperate desire for fame soon pushes the family to its limits,… More
This week on The Score, host Edmund Stone shares with us real and imaginary family disputes, including Romeo and Juliet, The Lion in Winter, Thor: The Dark World, and more. The Score airs Saturday August 12 at 2 pm.
The great cellist, Janos Starker, starts off this week’s Saturday Matinee with a Hungarian Wedding Dance; Mirella Freni sings the role of Mimi, from La Boheme; and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić plays familiar melodies by the Fab Four on solo guitar. Host Ed Goldberg presents the program Saturday, August 12 at 10 am.
Join Brandi Parisi this Thursday evening August 10 at 7 pm for a sneak preview of the new Naxos CD featuring composer Ēriks Ešenvalds and the PSU Chamber Choir. Ēriks Ešenvalds is one of the most sought-after composers working today, notable especially for his ethereal, distinctive synthesis of musical styles. Last year the Naxos music label… More
It may not sound particularly inspiring, but Dmitri Shostakovich wrote a string quartet in 1970 while he was undergoing treatment at an orthopedic clinic… This week on Played in Oregon the Pacifica quartet play that piece. Also on the show, host Brandi Parisi presents a musical peace offering by Johannes Brahms as played by two… More
This week on The Score, host Edmund Stone, remembers James Horner, a very talented composer who died in a plane crash in June 2015. Horner’s legacy lives on through his scores to Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart, and more. The Score airs Saturday, August 5 at 2 pm.
Host Ed Goldberg features three great tenors, singing equally great music: Luciano Pavarotti, with five others, performing in the Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor; Sherrill Milnes singing Figaro’s aria from The Barber of Seville; and Jerry Hadley appearing as the bird-catching Papageno, in highlights from The Magic Flute. Program airs Saturday, August 5 at 10:00… More
Leos Janacek was in love. She was beautiful, she was young, she was charming, and she was married. Oh, and so was he. And much to the annoyance of his wife, the love interest inspired many works in the last years of the composer’s life, including a quartet he not-so-subtly titled Intimate Letters, which he… More
Portland Opera presents two groundbreaking works by Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. For the west coast premiere of this double bill, Lang’s music pairs with the creative direction of Imago Theatre’s Artistic Co-Director Jerry Mouawad. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved by a new, and largely unheralded, composition as I was by David Lang’s Little… More
All Classical Portland is thrilled to announce that this year’s annual holiday concert, An Appalachian Christmas featuring Mark O’Connor & the O’Connor Band, will take place at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday evening, December 22nd. Fresh off their Grammy Award win for Best Bluegrass Album of 2017, the O’Connor Band will be back… More