Oregon Ballet Theatre remains the only company west of the Mississippi licensed to perform George Balanchine’s version of Tchaikovsky’s classic, and they offer fifteen performances between December 14 and 24 this year. Light the fire in a child’s heart and spark your own childlike wonder with this beloved trip into a land where toy soldiers fight […]
One of Berlioz’s finest works, Romeo and Juliet, aims straight at the heart. Anyone left standing will surely fall for ballet music from Verdi’s Macbeth, and piano phenom Inon Barnatan dazzles with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Justin Brown conducts these two Oregon Symphony concerts set for Nov. 16 and 18 at Schnitzer Concert Hall. […]
Every Sunday, host Christa Wessel reprises local area concert highlights on Played in Oregon. Next time, former Oregon Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki plays Bruch with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and a performance by the OSU Meistersingers is featured as well. The program airs at 1 p.m. on November 17.
The Vancouver Symphony’s Chamber Series continues with a concert in the newly-renovated Kiggins Theatre featuring Oregon Symphony principal cellist Nancy Ives (pictured) along with pianist Cary Lewis. Joining them will be VSO musicians Michael C. Liu, Bruce Dunn, Scott Winks, Corrie Cook and Barbara Heilmair for a program that includes works by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Chopin, […]
On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples music from films about families at odds with themselves. We’ll hear selections from Romeo and Juliet, The Big Country, Thor, and others. Make peace at home and listen, all together, when the program airs at 2 p.m. on November 16.
Cappella Romana commissioned this oratorio by Robert Kyr and gave the world premiere in 2007. The group, along with members of Third Angle New Music Ensemble, is now featured on the premiere recording of the work, inspired by the Greek Orthodox Service for the Environment from Mt. Athos and invocations of indigenous peoples of North America. […]
On Saturday Matinee, it’s the last preview of Portland Opera’s 2013-14 season, with General Director Christopher Mattaliano looking ahead to the company’s production of The Pirates of Penzance in May. Before that, host Ed Goldberg features Finlandia by Sibelius, Dvorák’s American Suite and Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz, as well as Pavarotti belting out an aria […]
Salem Chamber Orchestra continues its 29th season with a program called POETRY: From Arnold Schoenberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances, featuring Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soprano Janet Hackett of Corvallis. Both are arrangements for small chamber orchestra, written for Arnold Schoenberg’s Society for Private Musical […]
Byron Fulop Liang is a 16-year-old violinist who raises money for his musical education by busking outdoors at the Portland Saturday Market. He’ll perform indoors as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony on Nov. 24. Tune in Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. for On Deck with Young Musicians to find out more about this […]
On the next installment of our look ahead to local musical events, Oregon Symphony cellist Nancy Ives (pictured) sits in with members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Julians sing music by Smetana, Palestrina and Bjork. The program airs at 6:02 p.m. on November 14.