December 21, 2014

The Score

Animating Christmas

On the next edition of The Score, Edmund Stone samples music from animated films with a holiday theme, including The Polar Express, Arthur Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The program airs at 2 p.m. on December 20.

The Score

Talking with John Debney

On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone converses with the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer. He’ll discuss the music that garnered that Academy Award nomination, for The Passion of the Christ, and shed light on his work for other films such as Predators and Iron Man 2. Due to the length of Saturday’s […]

Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee Finale

Metropolitan Opera broadcasts return in just over a week, and this Saturday marks the season end of our program devoted to theater, opera, film and American music, hosted by Ed Goldberg. Ed goes out with another program of high-spirited fun, including a preview with Portland Opera’s Christopher Mattaliano of the company’s July production of The Elixer […]


PBO Messiah

Cappella Romana joins forces with Portland Baroque Orchestra for their annual holiday offering of Handel’s oratorio. A quartet of internationally acclaimed soloists — Lauren Snouffer, Abigail Nims, Colin Balzer, Kevin Deas — teams with guest conductor John Butt for four 7:30 p.m. performances at First Baptist Church: December 12-14 for the full work, and December 15 for selections. […]


Christmas @ George Fox

George Fox University presents its annual Christmas Concert, featuring student musicians with familiar carols, new arrangements and narrations. In Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox campus in Newberg, 7:30 p.m. on December 5 and 6, and 2:30 p.m. on December 7. Tickets available from George Fox University.

Saturday Matinee

Previewing The Rake

In the 1 p.m. hour of Saturday Matinee, host Ed Goldberg welcomes Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano, who will shed like on Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, which the company presents in June. Ed also plays selections from a new compact disc by Daniel Hope: “Escape to Paradise,” which showcases the many European composers who […]

Open House

Holiday Open House!

We would like to invite all our friends and listeners to join us for a festive Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 3rd, 4-7pm, at our offices at 211 SE Caruthers St., Suite 200. Chat with your favorite hosts, tour our beautiful new studios, connect with fellow listeners, purchase holiday gifts, savor yummy treats, enjoy carols […]

Club Mod

Beyond Holst’s Planets

Gustav Holst completed The Planets in 1916, more than a decade before Pluto was found. The composer waved off requests that he add a new section to his work to reflect the discovery, but in 2000, Colin Matthews was commissioned to write an eighth movement for the suite, titled “Pluto, the Renewer.” Six years later, however, the International Astronomical Union […]


Classical Countdown to 2015

It’s time for our listeners to weigh in on their top five favorite classical pieces. Vote for yours at this link  through Dec. 14. The top selections will be played starting at 8am Dec. 31, counting down to the number one favorite piece at midnight on the last day of 2014. Honorable Mentions can be heard on […]

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

We’ll hear a conversation with pianist Simone Dinnerstein and also have a listen to Les Voix Baroque, who will perform Christmas music by Bach.  And the Three Centuries Ensemble plays music inspired by nature. All this when the program airs at 6:02 p.m. on December 11.