October 30, 2014

Played in Oregon

Afternoon Frights

This weekend’s Played in Oregon is a special Halloween-inspired installment, in which host Brandi Parisi offers a well-known favorite by LIszt, as well as a piece titled Spell, by Danish composer Per Nørgård, and the Ghost Variations of Schumann. The program airs at 1 p.m. on October 26.

Played in Oregon

Played in Oregon

This week on our program devoted to reprising recent area concert performances, host Brandi Parisi offers Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings, a piece often considered his first mature work. The performance should be magical, for the players are the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. The program airs at 1 p.m. on […]

Opera on Screen

Opera on Screen

Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry present a series of high-definition film screenings of recent productions from the San Francisco Opera on selected Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through October 19. The series opens on September 5 with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and includes Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Samson and Delilah […]

Symphony Hall

Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony

Join host John Burk each weekday evening for old favorites and little-heard masterpieces. This Wednesday, one featured work is Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7, performed by The Czech Philharmonic under Jirí Belohlávek. We’ll also hear the Beaux Arts Trio play Haydn’s Piano Trio in E Flat, and Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor in Mozart’s […]

Marionette Theater

Salzburg Marionette Theater

Friends of Chamber Music brings one of the last remaining full-time European marionette theaters to town, teamed with the brilliant American pianist Orion Weiss for a single appearance in Portland State University’s Lincoln Performance Hall, with a program inspired by Debussy’s La Boîte à joujou. October 26 at 3 p.m. Check with FOCM for details and […]

On Deck

On Deck with William Karceski

The 17–year–old trombone player has just been appointed principal trombone of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and that leadership position has sparked his passion for classical music to the point where he’s envisioning a career as an orchestral musician.  Also an Eagle Scout, William proudly calls himself a “classical music nerd.”  Join Christa Wessel as she visits with him at […]

The Score

Music for the Undead

On Saturday’s Halloween edition of The Score, host Edmund Stone unearths music from vampire films, including Nosferatu, Dark Shadow, the Twilight saga and, of course, Dracula. These spooky themes air on October 25 at 2 p.m. — during daylight hours.    

NW Previews

On the Next NW Previews

Pianist Orion Weiss accompanies a cast of puppets when the Salzburg Marionette Theater comes to town, and the Oregon Symphony welcomes guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas. Then, although it will take them thirty years, the Bach Cantata Choir won’t stop until they’ve performed all of J.S. Bach’s cantatas. These features make up our next look ahead […]

Rodriguo OSO

OSO: Concierto de Aranjuez

Guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas joins the Oregon Symphony in a performance of Joaquin Rodrigo’s popular, iconic work. Rounding out the program are Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, Three Latin American Dances by Gabriela Lena Frank, and Navarra by Albéniz arranged for orchestra. Carlos Kalmar conducts. Three performances: October 25 at 7:30 p.m., October 26 at 2 p.m., […]


Korngold Violin Concerto

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma makes her Portland debut with the Oregon Symphony, performing as soloist in the Korngold work. The program also includes Orpheus by Stravinsky, Mozart’s Symphony No. 32, and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss. Michael Francis conducts. Two performances in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: October 11 at 7:30 p.m. and October […]