September 01, 2014

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This weekend on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi reprises a recent concert by the Vancouver Symphony that includes the Tuba Concerto of Ralph Vaughn Williams with the Oregon Symphony’s Ja’Ttik Clark as soloist, Janácek’s Taras Bulba, and Les Preludes by Franz Liszt.

Saturday Matinee

Tenors of the Times

On the next Saturday Matinee, host Ed Goldberg features some great tenors of today and yesterday — Giuseppe di Stefano, José Carreras and Vittorio Grigolo among them. The four hours also offer German oboist Albrecht Meyer performing a French ode to summer, Joshua Bell wandering through Lonely Town, and Bohuslav Martinu whipping up something delicious […]

Black Madonna

The Next NW Previews

On our next look at upcoming events, we’ll learn about The Canticle of the Black Madonna, a new opera about soldiers struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, we’ll preview this year’s William Byrd Festival and highlight the return of the Oregon Symphony’s Waterfront Concert. The program airs at 6:02 p.m. on July 31.

On Deck

On Deck

Olivia Langley is an 18-year-old oboist and singer who also studies epigenetics and loves Marvel comic books. We’ll meet her and hear what it was like for her to have been thrust into the spotlight as an English horn soloist for Dvorak’s New World Symphony earlier this year. Olivia plays with both the Portland Youth Philharmonic […]

Club Mod

Heavy Weather

Everyone talks about the weather, but composers write about it. On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers meteorological music that include Fog Tropes by Ingram Marshall, Through a Gentle Rain by Jack Gabel, and Stravinsky’s The Flood. The program airs at 8 p.m. on August 30.

NW Previews

The Next NW Previews

On this week’s edition of our look ahead in cultural events, we’ll hear an interview with Doug Fullington of the world-famous Tudor Choir, as well as learn about the Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland, offering classical music for audiences raised on rock. The program airs at 6:02 on July 24.  

Crazy Old Man

Crazy Old Man

HART Theatre of Hillsboro presents the world premiere of this musical that recasts the story of Noah in a new light, employing a variety of styles from classic ballads to fast-talking vaudeville numbers, plus hints of blues and jazz, closing with an old-fashioned, hand-clapping spiritual. Performances through August 3. Get more details and reserve tickets […]

The Tempest

O Brave New World

Portland Shakespeare Project stages The Tempest with a bit of a twist, featuring Linda Alper as Prospera. Michael Mendelson directs the production, which runs July 9 through August 3 on the Alder Stage of Artists Repertory Theatre. Check with PSP for showtimes and ticket reservations.

Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople

Join Cappella Romana this weekend, just before its European tour, as the vocal ensemble explores the musical legacy of Byzantine civilization in this concert. Works by Manuel Chrysaphes, the last imperial cantor at Hagia Sophia, and Guillaume Dufay are included. Two 8 p.m. performances: August 29 at St. Joseph’s Parish in Seattle, and August 30 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland. […]

The Score

Interviewing Carl Davis

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone talks with the composer about his scores for classic television series like Upstairs Downstairs, as well as his new music for silent films such as Ben-Hur and The Phantom of the Opera. The program airs at 2 p.m. on July 19.