May 29, 2016

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Bloch Violin Concerto

This past March 12 and 14, the Oregon Symphony featured concertmaster Sarah Kwak as soloist in the Portland premiere of Ernest Bloch’s sumptuous Violin Concerto. Listen to senior announcer Robert McBride moderate a panel discussion about the piece with violinist and scholar Joshua Friedlander, Cellist and performer of Bloch’s music, Hamilton Cheifetz, and Bloch’s grandson, Ernest Bloch II… More

Club Mod

An Overview of “Overview”

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride previews The Overview Effect, a multi-media event by the Bridgetown Orchestra that lifts off this week at Portland Center Stage. Inspired by the writings of astronaut Edgar Mitchell, local composer Tyler Neist has taken the concept of the overview effect — a cognitive shift in awareness experienced during spaceflight… More

The Score

“We Was Robbed”

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone listens to great film music that was perhaps unjustly overlooked when it came time to pass out the Oscars. We’ll hear non-award-winning themes from Batman, Superman, Gladiator and Edward Scissorhands. The program airs at 2 p.m. on May 7.

La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

Lakewood Theatre Company concludes its current season with the acclaimed musical inspired by the writings of Miguel de Cervantes. Telling the story of a glorious madman who believes himself to be a knight, accompanied by his faithful companion, Sancho, the work’s brilliant storytelling, captivating music, and memorable characters make the stage come alive with hope springing from the depths of… More

Saturday Matinee

Westminster to Jacksonville

Saturday Matinee offers another eclectic musical brunch this weekend. Host Ed Goldberg leads us musically through London to Scarborough Fair, eventually winding up in a Florida orange grove. During the 11 a.m. hour, Brandi Parisi shares excerpts from Portland Opera’s past production of Showboat, and later there’ll also be some gorgeous sacred works by Mozart and Handel sung… More


Giving Tuesday!

It’s easy to give back, and give yourself the gift of music. This Giving Tuesday, make a contribution to support the radio service you rely on. You can make your gift online, or by calling 1-888-306-5277.

Chinese Dancers

Asian Pacific-American Month

Lan Su Chinese Garden at 239 Northwest Everett Street celebrates Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month with exciting performances every Saturday and Sunday from local cultural organizations. Performances include music and dance presentations representing the cultures of China, Japan, Cambodia, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Hawaii & the Pacific Islands. In addition, from 1 to 3 p.m…. More


VSO Jazz Benefit Concert

The Vancouver Symphony stages its First Annual Evening of Jazz Benefit Concert, featuring legendary jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski, who is joined by pianist Randy Porter, percussionist Gary Hobbs, and Dave Captein on bass. KOIN 6 reporter Tim Becker serves as emcee of for the evening of music and catered dinner featuring regional wines and cocktails, plus… More


VSO Season Finale

The Vancouver Symphony’s ends its 37th season with two symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich: His very first, written at the age of nineteen, and No. 15, the composer’s final work in that musical form, completed at the age of 65. The concert begins with VSO’s traditional Audience Choice — a selection chosen over this past season… More


Classical Up Close

As part of our Rising Tide Initiative, we are enjoying a second year as the Official Media Sponsor for Classical Up Close! Organized and performed by musicians of the Oregon Symphony, this series of free chamber music concerts takes place between April 23rd and May 6th with performances throughout the Portland Metro area. Concerts include… More