October 24, 2014

Opera on Screen

Opera on Screen

Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry present a series of high-definition film screenings of recent productions from the San Francisco Opera on selected Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through October 19. The series opens on September 5 with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and includes Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Samson and Delilah […]

Symphony Hall

Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony

Join host John Burk each weekday evening for old favorites and little-heard masterpieces. This Wednesday, one featured work is Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7, performed by The Czech Philharmonic under Jirí Belohlávek. We’ll also hear the Beaux Arts Trio play Haydn’s Piano Trio in E Flat, and Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor in Mozart’s […]

On Deck

On Deck with William Karceski

The 17–year–old trombone player has just been appointed principal trombone of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and that leadership position has sparked his passion for classical music to the point where he’s envisioning a career as an orchestral musician.  Also an Eagle Scout, William proudly calls himself a “classical music nerd.”  Join Christa Wessel as she visits with him at […]


Korngold Violin Concerto

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma makes her Portland debut with the Oregon Symphony, performing as soloist in the Korngold work. The program also includes Orpheus by Stravinsky, Mozart’s Symphony No. 32, and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss. Michael Francis conducts. Two performances in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: October 11 at 7:30 p.m. and October […]

Played in Oregon

Summerfest Featured

You may know about Portland Summerfest’s annual free Opera in the Park, but another mission of the organization is to nurture the next generation of professional opera singers, and to that end they host a competition and benefit concert for promising young singers to share their talent. This week on Played in Oregon, host Brandi […]

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 […]