July 29, 2015

Saturday Matinee

Carnival of the Animals

An updated version of Saint-Saëns’ orchestral romp, featuring Itzhak Perlman, is heard on the next Saturday Matinee, with host Ed Goldberg also serving up two colorful choruses from La Traviata, as well as Fritz Wunderlich in a scene from Die Fledermaus and Thomas Hampson crooning songs by Stephen Foster. The program airs at 10 a.m. on July 25.


Music Unleashed

International in scope, composer-focused and dedicated to symphonic music, Oregon Music Festival offers historically-informed performances of great classics and exhilarating encounters with seldom-heard masterworks — all performed in a pristine acoustical environment by a cast of top-level artists. This season celebrates the works of Schubert, Martinů and Piazzolla. Join over a dozen guest artists from home and […]

Saturday Matinee

Three Times Two

Three great sopranos and three great tenors are featured on the next Saturday Matinee, as host Ed Goldberg offers performances by Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay and Cheryl Studer alternating with the voices of Giuseppe di Stefano, Fritz Wunderlich and Luciano Pavarotti.  Members of the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company share some Gilbert & Sullivan as well, and […]

Club Mod

Sir Simon at Sixty

Conductor and Liverpool native Sir Simon Rattle completed his sixth decade earlier this year, and on the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride offers a retrospective of sorts: we’ll hear Sir Simon conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony, which he led for eighteen years, as well as the Berlin Philharmonic, which he will leave in three […]


H.M.S. Pinafore

Mock’s Crest Productions serves up Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera at the University of Portland. Performances are June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 25-28 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. — except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For tickets, call 503-943-7287 or email magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

As the 2015 Britt Festival gets underway in Jacksonville , host Brandi Parisi offers performances from last year’s concerts. We’ll hear Dvorák’s Ninth Symphony as well as a jazz/classical hybrid courtesy of Leonard Bernstein. The program airs at 1 p.m. on July 25.

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

Do you know that Reed College has a Tango Music Institute?  We’ll talk with its director, Paulina Fain, in advance of the upcoming “Tango for Musicians” Concert Series. Plus, we’ll hear more music from this year’s Astoria Music Festival, currently underway. Our look ahead at upcoming cultural events airs at 6:02 p.m. on June 25.


CMNW Summer Festival

The 45th edition of this midyear institution heads into another week, one that includes “A Little Nightmare Music,” a unique show full of virtuosity, enchanting music, and zany outrageous humor; a world premiere with BodyVox; and a trio of outstanding young ensembles — Dover Quartet, Miró Quartet and Akropolis Reed Quintet — performing works by Schuber, Shulman and […]

The Score

Talking with Craig Armstrong

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone chats with the British composer, who has received both a BAFTA and Golden Globe Award. We’ll also hear themes he composed for Love Actually, Moulin Rouge and The Incredible Hulk, among others. The program airs at 2 p.m. on July 25.

On Deck

On Deck with Young Musicians

For the next episode of On Deck, host Christa Wessels travels to the far reaches of Northeastern Oregon to visit a summer camp in the woods. “Woodwinds at Wallowa Lake” brings world-class faculty—many of whom are members of the Oregon Symphony—to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have access to such high level musical instruction. These young artists spend a […]