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Amit Peled plays Bach on Casal’s cello

Posted April 23, 2019 by

The great 20th century cellist, Pablo Casals, was the first in the world to record all six of Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello.  This was in 1939.  Before this, people only considered the suites as study pieces.  Casals... More

musicians in conversational setting Classical Up Close

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Classical Up Close is proud to present a seventh season of FREE chamber music concerts throughout the Portland Metro area! Organized and performed by musicians of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, this series takes place April 20 – May 5 and... More

violinist smiling Hilary Hahn: Bach Partitas and Sonatas

Posted April 10, 2019 by

Early in her career, violinist Hilary Hahn took on music that many before her wouldn’t approach until they were a little older.  She chose three of the six unaccompanied violin works of J.S. Bach, a set regarded as... More

Special Broadcast: Young Artists Debut!

Posted April 8, 2019 by

Tune in on Saturday, April 13th at 5pm to hear a special broadcast of the Metro Arts Inc. Young Artists Debut! concert, hosted by Christa Wessel. On Friday, April 5th, the winners of Metro Arts Inc.’s 25th Van Buren Young Artists... More

2018/2019 Youth Roving Reporters

Posted April 7, 2019 by

2018/2019 Youth Roving Reporters: Lele Yang, Sunset High School pictured left Connor Barrow pictured top center Cameron Massey, West Linn High School pictured bottom center Raquel Armendariz, Franklin High School pictured right

roses in sunset National Poetry Month

Posted April 2, 2019 by

Each Friday in the noon hour, All Classical Portland On-Air Host & Producer Brandi Parisi will play a classical work inspired by a poem or great literary source in honor of National Poetry Month. This Friday: Our final... More

colorful children's logo NEW radio station for children!

Posted April 1, 2019 by

LISTEN NOW: allclassical.org/ican All Classical Portland is thrilled to announce a brand-new second radio network, created for children (ages 0-12). The new station is available on its HD-2 channel and online at allclassical.org/ICAN. The International Children’s Arts Network... More

violinist smiling OSO Broadcast: Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony

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This Thursday at 7pm, All Classical presents an Oregon Symphony Broadcast with Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, whose playing has been described as “piercingly beautiful”. Lamsma returned to Oregon in February to play the Khatchaturian concerto in a program... More