February 23, 2017

The Score: Love-Hate Relationships

For Valentine’s Day this week on The Score, host Edmund Stone explores love-hate relationships in movies. They start out as adversaries before finding perfect harmony.  Edmund will include a few of the best in cinema from When Harry Met Sally and Pride and Prejudice to Dark Shadows and Bridget Jones’s Diary.  Program airs Saturday February… More

Northwest Previews

Host Andrea Murray hosts as the Dover Quartet return to All Classical Portland. This time they’re bringing mandolinist Avi Avital with them.  Plus, from Monteverdi to Prokofiev to Kenji Bunch…45th Parallel play works by innovators of composition. Program airs Thursday February 9 at 6 pm.

Voices: Marin Alsop

Portland Voices presents Lessons From a Maestra: Leadership, Innovation & Risk-taking. Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, reveals her inspiring story of when she realized she wanted to work in music, her mother’s support of her dream, and the challenge of becoming the… More

Club Mod: Philip Glass 80?

Philip Glass Can’t Be 80 Years Old (and John Adams 70!). Yet, they are indeed 80 and 70! Host Robert McBride presents a program of music by and inspired by Philip Glass, including two younger composers associated with Glass, Nico Muhly and Missy Mazzoli. Glass, through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own… More

On Deck with Young Musicians

Host Christa Wessel introduces Gustav Baur – the first bagpiper ever to appear “On Deck.” In addition to playing bagpipes, the 16-year old high school sophomore is also a Scottish fiddler and sings with the Pacific Youth Choir. You can meet this fascinating young musician when the program airs at Saturday February 4 at 5… More

Oregon Symphony: Dvořák’s New World Symphony

One of the most popular – and moving – symphonies of all time! Add two other heavyweights – Beethoven and powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman – and you’re set for an evening of pure musical pleasure. Program includes – Currier: Microsymph Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” Carlos Kalmar, conductor Concert performed Saturday… More

Northwest Previews

Why louder is better:  host Andrea Murray will talk with members of the Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra. And why quieter is better…at least for some people. We’ll hear about a concert designed for people with a surprisingly common condition known as “sensory processing disorder.” Program airs Thursday February 2 at 6 pm.

PBO: Black Mozart

The Portland Baroque Orchestra presents Black Mozart: Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Joseph Boulogne was one of the greatest composer-performers in the time of Mozart and Haydn. He was the son of a slave who overcame adversities of class, race, and prejudice to become a major musical star. This large-scale orchestral program includes several of his violin concertos, music by… More

The Score: Sword and Sandal Movies

Sword and sandal films is a Hollywood term for biblical and early Italian-themed epics.  This week on The Score host Edmund Stone presents music from a few famous ones, including Ben-Hur, Gladiator, Conan, Clash of the Titans, and more.  Programs airs Saturday February 4 at 2 pm.

Met Opera: Rigoletto

Michael Mayer’s hit production of Rigoletto places the action in a neon-bedecked Las Vegas in 1960. A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day. The story, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the… More