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January 16, 2019

Welcome to insights and perspectives from those who make this service great. Contributors include, interns, on-air staff, management, and special CD reviews from our Music Director, John Pitman. As the music director, with over 30 years of broadcast experience, John auditions dozens of new releases every month, focusing on titles that stand out in terms of performance, repertoire or recording quality.

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Ronn McFarlane: Celtic Lute

Posted October 1, 2018 by

Lutenist Ronn McFarlane calls Oregon his home, but his music-making takes him around the world, performing traditional music for his instrument, and newly-composed pieces with his band, Ayreheart. His newest release, “Celtic Lute” is the result of his... More

Notorious RBG in Song

Posted August 27, 2018 by

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has always loved classical music.  Especially opera.  More than once, people have captured her on their camera phones at Santa Fe Opera (you can find this on Facebook and You Tube).  Now... More

Image of Lara for Lenny CD Lara Downes celebrates Lenny’s 100th

Posted August 21, 2018 by

In this anniversary year – the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth – many record labels are releasing new performances of his music, as well as his own discography.  Many of them are of his music:  West Side... More

Joshua Bell CD cover Bell’s Scottish Fantasy

Posted August 2, 2018 by

Back in 2011, American violinist Joshua Bell became the first music director of London’s Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, since its founding by Neville Marriner.  Bell and the orchestra already had a longstanding relationship:  Around the time of the... More

How Postmodern Are You?

Posted July 24, 2018 by

I recently returned from a semester abroad in London, where I intensely studied art and culture. While I was there I was required to take a few different arts courses. This included a music history course entitled, “Topics... More

Hopes-Dreams-The-Lullaby-Project Hopes and Dreams (The Lullaby Project)

Posted June 29, 2018 by

In April, the Oregon Symphony presented a remarkable and powerful concert as part of its “Sounds of Home” series, where young mothers experiencing housing insecurity, had the opportunity to write lullabies for their children.  These were performed by... More

Cover image of Circles CD Dinnerstein encircles Bach, Glass

Posted June 1, 2018 by

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s newest CD pairs Bach’s Concerto in G minor with a newly-commissioned one by Philip Glass.  Ms. Dinnerstein shares the story of how she asked Mr. Glass for a new concerto, Bach’s influence on both... More

Youth Roving Reporters 2017/2018

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Youth Roving Reporters is All Classical Portland’s arts journalism mentorship program. Six young people have been selected as Youth Roving Reporters for All Classical Portland in order to learn key storytelling skills and emerge as arts ambassadors for... More