October 23, 2014

The Score

The Big Heist

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone plays music from films depicting bold and brilliant acts of thievery. Among the movies represented are The Ladykillers, The Thomas Crown Affair and The Usual Suspects. The program airs at 2 p.m. on October 11.


Philharmonia Quartett Berlin

Friends of Chamber Music presents the acclaimed ensemble, originally formed by the principal concertmaster and string section leaders of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Two performances, both at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University: An all-Beethoven program on October 13, featuring the composer’s Opp. 95 and 135 quartets, plus […]

Kamenz PPI


This weekend on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi highlights a recent recital by Igor Kamenz, who made his Portland Piano International debut just last month. We’ll also get to visit with the Bach Cantata Choir as they prepare to open their tenth season. The program airs at 1 p.m. on October 12.

Saturday Matinee

September Song

This weekend on Saturday Matinee, host Ed Goldberg dishes up his usual mix of opera, theater and film music: Lotte Lenya sings “September Song,” by her husband, Kurt Weill and Renée Fleming serenades with “Jewel Song.” Bryn Terfel is heard as well in a selection from Don Giovanni, and along the way we’ll hear the Liberty Fanfare of John Williams, […]


French Connections + Debut

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor, Steven Byess, makes his debut with the ensemble as it opens its season with a collection of Gallic masterpieces, including the Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel, featuring soloist Anna Polonsky, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestrated by Ravel. Two performances: September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at First United […]

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

Pink Martini teams up with choreographer Nicolo Fonte for an Oregon Ballet Theater premiere, Choral Arts Ensemble sings works by composer Ola Gjeilo, who will accompany them on piano. These are among the upcoming events we’ll be highlighting, starting at 6:02 p.m. on October 16.

The Score


On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples music from films about people who become superhuman…or no longer human at all. We’ll hear themes from Avatar, Robocop, Beauty and the Beast and more, beginning at 2 p.m. on October 18.


Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine

This exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society traces the history of the state’s wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative control of alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of the wine industry in the 1960s, and finally to what the future may bring for these thriving Oregon businesses. Displays of art and periodic wine tastings are […]

The Ensemble

Chansons Françaises

The Ensemble presents a concert of works by Franco-Flemish masters Josquin and Janequin, as well as French solo works from Ravel, Fauré and Poulenc. Two performances: October 11 at 8 p.m. at Riverside Community Church in Hood River, and October 12 at 4 p.m. in the Reed College Chapel. Check with The Ensemble for more information […]


Water, Water Everywhere

The Vancouver Symphony pays tribute to the life-giving fluid that is so much a part of our Northwest environment in a concert program built around the theme of water. Maestro Salvador Brotons leads the orchestra in Debussy’s La Mer, Mississippi Suite by Grofé, The Moldau by Smetana and Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Blue Danube. Two peformances in Skyview Concert Hall: October […]