July 27, 2016

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This weekend, host Brandi Parisi reprises portions of a November concert given by the Dali Quartet, who in the spirit of their namesake, embrace imagination, excellence, and an eclectic approach to music. They’ve been called the freshest voice in classical and Latin American music, and in these excerpts we’ll hear works from Cuba, Venezuela, Spain and Brazil…. More

Summer Sings

PSC: Summer Sings!

The Portland Symphonic Choir once more offers three classical choral sing-a-longs for summer. Any singer may join members of PSC to share the power and joy of singing in air-conditioned comfort in the MAHB Auditorium at PCC Cascade. Scores for the evening are provided, and all are welcome to sing or simply listen to these community choral… More


Celtic Crossing

Portland Revels presents Celtic Crossing, a celebration of the Winter Solstice. This year, Revels transports audiences to the late 19th century, aboard one of the last immigrant sailing ships to cross the Atlantic from Ireland to New York. To properly say goodbye to their past, the travelers decide to hold an American Wake, a traditional send-off… More

Met Opera

Backstage & Butterfly

This weekend’s live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera features a production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, with a cast that includes Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak and Roberto Alagna. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Preceding the 10 a.m. performance, Brandi Parisi and Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano discuss the work and opera in general during their monthly half-hour segment, Backstage… More

The Score

Playing Politic

The the next installment of The Score, host Edmund Stone samples music from films about politics, including The Manchurian Candidate, All the President’s Men, Milk, and My Fellow Americans. The program airs at 2 p.m. on July 16.

OHSU Brain Lectures

OHSU Brain Lecture Series

Indulging in pleasurable activities is sometimes described in the context of good vs. bad. But is it all or nothing where the brain is concerned? When are healthy pleasures susceptible to harmful effects? The Oregon Health & Science University Brain Institute’s 2016 Brain Awareness Season will delve into the science behind three very popular pastimes: alcohol, gaming, and marijuana. The two… More

Portland Playhouse

You For Me For You

Portland Playhouse presents Mia Chung’s play, which follows two sisters who have nothing left but each other as they move from North Korea to China to the United States. Junhee races to the future at the fast pace of American culture, which she nonetheless finds alien and excessive, while Minjee searches for hope in the… More

Club Mod

The New Goldberg Variations

On the next Club Mod, host Robert McBride features a recording of Joe Chindamo’s modification of Bach’s iconic keyboard piece — the Australian pianist and composer has added a violin part, and the performance we’ll hear is by Chindamo in company with Zoe Black. The rest of the evening includes Psalm 90 by Charles Ives, Proverb by… More

The Score

A Prince, a Pauper & Pavarotti

On the next Saturday Matinee, host Ed Goldberg offers Luciano Pavarotti’s heart-felt performance of “The Last Song,” as well as a suite of music drawn from Korngold’s film score for The Prince and the Pauper — and that’s just the tip of Ed’s weekend musical potpourri. The program begins at 10 a.m. on July 16. That and more… More

Harlem Quartet

FOCM: Harlem String Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music brings to town this ensemble, praised by the New York Times for its “panache.” Founded in 2006 by The Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music and providing access to music education in underserved communities, the quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music,… More