May 25, 2015

Club Mod

Feldman’s Finale

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride plays a new recording of Morton Feldman’s last composition, written within a year of his death in 1987. It’s a 75-minute work titled simply Piano, Violin Viola, Cello, and will be accompanied on the program by the composer’s first published work, a setting for solo tenor of an […]

Irvington Home Tour

Irvington Home Tour

This year’s tour offers visits to seven historic, Early 20th Century homes in this Portland neighborhood. For more information and tickets, check with Irvington Home Tour. May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Score

Bienvenue à Paris

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone features music from films set in the City of Lights. We’ll hear themes from Gigi, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, An American in Paris and others. The program airs at 2 p.m. on April 11.

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This Sunday, host Brandi Parisi reprises excerpts from two recent local concerts. First, tenor Matthew Polenzani is heard in Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, a cycle based on poems written by Irish monks and scholars from the 8th to the 13th Centuries. Then pianist Anna Polonsky teams up with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra to play the […]

Florestan Trio

Quintets by the Florestan Trio

One of Portland’s most beloved ensembles teams up with Greg Ewer and Adam LaMotte for two of Eastern Europe’s greatest masterpieces, the Quintets of Dvorák and Dohnányi, in this concert presented by 45th Parallel. May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Old Church. Get tickets.


The Other Place

Portland Playhouse presents Sharr White’s “taut, incisive puzzle play” in a production directed by Brian Weaver. Powerhouse biophysicist, wife and mother Juliana Smithton is accustomed to being the smartest person in the room—and to getting her way. A succesful pitchwoman for drugs that combat dementia, she suddenly discovers that she may be suffering symptons painfully similar to […]


Shakespeare in Song

The Portland Symphonic Choir concludes its 70th anniversary season with a program of 20th Century music inspired by the writings of William Shakespeare. Included are Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Three Madrigals by American composer Emma Lou Diemer, and Music to Hear by jazz legend George Shearing. Members of the Portland Actors Ensemble are featured in full costume throughout in recitals of […]


PYP Finale

The Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Spring Concert — the final one of this season — showcases PYP’s Soloist Competition winners: 13-year-old cellist Annie Zhang and 17-year-old trombonist Spencer Shaffer, who will be heard in Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso and La Femme A Barbe by Berghmans, respectively. Rounding out the program are Walter Piston’s Second Symphony and Billy the Kid […]

The Score

“…And the War Came.”

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone observes Memorial Day weekend with a program of music from films set during the American Civil War, including Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, and Glory. The program airs at 2 p.m. on May 23.


MYS: Community Concert

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony showcases its string ensembles in this Spring Concert. Featured are the Beginning, Vivaldi, & Overture Strings, as well as the MYSfits String Ensemble. Admission $10, $5 for students, at Benson High School. May 17 at 4 p.m. Check with MYS for ticket reservations.