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John Pitman Review: Conspirare’s The Singing Guitar

Posted July 8, 2021 by

The Austin, Texas-based choir, Conspirare, give voice to poets and writers from across the spectrum of nationality and gender in their latest recording, The Singing Guitar. Founder and director, Craig Hella Johnson, commissioned new works from composers such... More


Where We Live: Queer Opera

Posted June 30, 2021 by

Tune in this Saturday at 5:15pm as we explore Queer Opera, an organization dedicated to telling queer stories through opera, through the Where We Live series. Founded in 2017 at Portland State University, Queer Opera is dedicated to... More


Dialogo: Debut by cellist John-Henry Crawford

Posted June 25, 2021 by

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, cellist John-Henry Crawford has already made strides in the field of classical music, in one case as First Prize winner of the 2019 International Carlos Prieto Competition; and more recently with this debut release,... More


Music Exploring Queer Experiences

Posted June 23, 2021 by

This Pride Month, we would like to share with you a short playlist of 20th and 21st century music exploring queer experiences. In this list, you’ll find songs, operas, and a symphony: some by LGBTQ+ composers, some exploring LGBTQ+ characters.... More


Juneteenth at All Classical Portand

Posted June 18, 2021 by

Saturday, June 19th was the 156th anniversary of the day news of emancipation finally reached the westernmost area of the former Confederate states in Galveston Bay, Texas. On All Classical Portland, we’re honoring this Juneteenth with music by African-American composers, and other composers of African heritage.... More


Where We Live: Transpose PDX

Posted June 10, 2021 by

Tune in this Saturday at 5:15pm as we explore Transpose PDX, Portland’s transgender and non-binary choirs, through the Where We Live series. Transpose PDX’s mission is to empower their community by creating a brave and accountable space to... More


Balkan Guitarist Miloš Debuts New Guitar Concertos

Posted June 8, 2021 by

Montenegro-born, and London-based classical guitarist Miloš, celebrates his 10th anniversary with the recording label Decca by releasing The Moon and the Forest, which includes two concertos written for him. Miloš (whose full name is Miloš Karadaglić), asked two... More


The Songs of Lili‘uokalani, Queen of Hawai‘i

Posted May 26, 2021 by

Lili‘uokalani (1838-1917) was the Queen Regnant of Hawai‘i from 1891-1893, and was the nation’s last monarch. During her reign, she resisted the annexation of Hawai‘i by the United States, and after the coup that deposed her, she remained dedicated to the interests of the Hawaiian people.   A trained singer, choir director and... More


Simone Dinnerstein’s “An American Mosaic”

Posted May 17, 2021 by

John’s latest conversation with American pianist Simone Dinnerstein on her second recording made at home during the pandemic: An American Mosaic. The title is for the multi-movement piece written for her by Richard Danielpour who, finding himself isolated... More


A Playlist of Music by Jewish-American Women

Posted May 12, 2021 by

Composers, teachers, performers, conductors, singers, and cantors: the outstanding contributions of Jewish women to American music are ubiquitous. May is Jewish-American Heritage Month, and as part of our celebration at All Classical Portland, we hope you enjoy this playlist of music by remarkable... More


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