The annual International Speakers Series of the World Affairs Council brings some of the most influential leaders and global experts to Portland this spring to address the significant issues of our time. This year’s theme, Women Changing the World, highlights the work of four women who are addressing issues of global importance. Slated to speak […]
Famed cellist Alban Gerhardt appears with the Oregon Symphony in Shostakovitch’s Concerto No. 2 this weekend. Also on the program are Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten and the Symphony No. 5 of Dvořák. Performances April 5, 6 and 7. Get details and reserve tickets from OSO.
On the next edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone dishes up themes from films about real and imagined space travel, from Gravity to Apollo 13, Aliens and more. The program launches at 2 p.m. on April 5.
Some say La Boheme is the best opera in the world. It’s Puccini’s immortal tale of tragic young love, set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The Met Opera brings a youthful cast to this Zeffirelli production, which airs Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. The role of the fragile Mimi is shared by Angela […]
Host Robert McBride devotes the next Club Mod to Igor Stravinsky’s 1927 composition, with a libretto based on Sophocles’ drama and written by Jean Cocteau in French, then subsequently translated into Latin. Sometimes performed in the concert hall as an oratorio, it also can double as an opera. We’ll hear it starting at 8 p.m. […]
On the next Played in Oregon, we’ll hear a concert by Portland’s Florestan Trio, two of whose members have been playing together for forty years. That pair, violinist Carol Sindell and cellist Hamilton Cheifetz, will be heard in conversation, as well as with pianist Janet Guggenheim in music by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The program airs […]
Portland Baroque Orchestra’s next concert presents legendary vocalist Harry van der Kamp, who joins long-time colleagues Monica Huggett and lute virtuoso Stephen Stubbs for a program of rarely heard masterpieces from 17th Century Germany by J.C. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Franz Tunder and Heinrich von Biber. Two performances, April 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. at […]
Proclaimed “Britain’s greatest living magician of the keyboard,” Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality, and his musical achievements have resulted in numerous awards and accolades for his concerts and a discography of more than fifty recordings. Friends of Chamber music sponsors the pianist’s appearance in Lincoln […]
Almost a year ago, the LA Guitar Quartet played Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz with the Oregon Symphony as part of a program that also included Stravinsky’s Petroushka and The Incredible Flutist by Walter Piston. We’re sharing a recording of that evening with you as a thank you for your support during our recent fundraiser— just go […]
We’ll visit the Portland Art Museum to hear about the music of Venice’s Golden Age. Plus, an interview with cellist Alban Gerhard and a preview of the upcoming Portland Baroque Orchestra concert. Tune in to Northwest Previews at 6:02 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 for all the details. .