January 28, 2015


Takács Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music present the stellar ensemble, the only string quartet yet inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame. The group presents two programs on successive days, both at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Hall on the campus of Portland State University: On January 19, they perform Schubert’s Quartettsatz, the Quartet No. 4 of Bartók, and […]

OSO Kwak

OSO’s Sarah Kwak

The Oregon Symphony concertmaster steps into the spotlight as soloist in the Glazunov Violin Concerto, part of a program under the direction of the orchestra’s resident conductor, Paul Ghun Kim. Messiaen’s Hymne, Francesca da Rimini by Tchaikovsky, and Mozart’s Haffner Symphony round out the music. Three performances: January 24 at 7:30 p.m. and January 26 at 8 […]

On Deck

On Deck

For the last seventeen summers, the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy at the Oregon Bach Festival has been shaping the lives of young singers from across the country. This week, On Deck with Young Musicians host Christa Wessel visits with Academy students and faculty, as well as its director, Dr. Anton Armstrong. We’ll learn what makes the SFYCA such a magical […]

Saturday Matinee

A Cavalcade of Song…

…and more is coming up this weekend on Saturday Matinee, when host Ed Goldberg offers performances by the likes of Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Placido Domingo and Fritz Wunderlich, as well as orchestral delicacies such as Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants and Elgar’s Wand of Youth, plus a Celtic Concerto played by harpist Catrin Finch. All this and […]

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This weekend on our program devoted to reprising the best in recent area concerts, host Brandi Parisi offers the OSU-Corvallis Symphony Orchestra and cellist Ann Ridlington in Haydn’s Concerto in C, as well as Sarah Kwak and Vali Phillips teaming up with the Portland Columbia Symphony to play Sarasate. We’ll also catch portions of Mozart’s […]


Beethoven’s Inner World

Chamber Music Northwest launches its Winter Festival with a program that encompasses the composer’s journey from a young man celebrated as a virtuoso and toast of the town to a deeply reflective artist wrestling with personal demons as he searched for meaning. Featured are favorite performers Opus One, the Dover Quartet and members of Trio Valtorna in performances of […]

The Score

For Steven & George from John

Some of John Williams’ best known music has been written for blockbusters by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples familiar themes from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan and others. The program airs at 2 p.m. on January 17.


Hamelin and Bolero

The next Oregon Symphony concert features renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin as soloist in Franz Liszt’s breathtaking Totentanz. Carlos Kalmar conducts a program that also includes music of Messiaen and Dutilleux and concludes with the mesmerizing Boléro of Maurice Ravel. Two evening performances, January 10 and 11. Get more information and reserve tickets from OSO. (Photo by […]

Club Mod

As the Year Turns

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride observes the arrival of 2015 with a variety of musical offerings conducive to that mood: a concert suite from Michael Tippett’s opera New Year, Franz Waxman’s Auld Lang Syne Variations, and themes from Arthur Bliss’ score for the film Things to Come. The program airs at 8 p.m. […]

Met Opera

The Merry Widow from the Met

This weekend’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast features Renée Fleming in the title role of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.  Nathan Gunn sings the role of Danilo and Sir Andrew Davis conducts. The curtain rises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 17.