November 17, 2017

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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Fantasia (violinist Anne Akiko Meyers)

Posted November 16, 2017 by

American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has long loved the works of Finnish composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara.  For years, Meyers dreamed of commissioning a work from him for her instrument.  In 2014, she reached out to the composer, who responded... More

Youth Roving Reporters 2017/18

Posted November 7, 2017 by

As part of JOY (Joyous Outreach to You/th), 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 their communities. The All... More

The Beauty of JOY

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While working on my blog post series that discusses events and organizations who are dedicated to bettering our community through classical music, I am inspired yet again by a project All Classical Portland has taken on. This weekend... More

Tomás Cotik: Piazzolla Legacy

Posted November 1, 2017 by

Violinist Tomás Cotik (toh-MAHSS ko-TEEK), Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University, was born in Argentina.  But that doesn’t mean that he grew up loving the tango.  It took living in another country – Germany, to be... More

Bread and Roses

Posted September 18, 2017 by

“Music can change the world.” – Ludwig van Beethoven The arts are a medium for emotional expression, and a manifestation of the human spirit. They can create a sense of unity and solidarity between people of all backgrounds.... More

Alma Espanola: Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin

Posted August 31, 2017 by

This is a special recording on a number of fronts.  In the first place, it’s the premiere by these two artists, both of them winners of multiple Grammy awards, recording together after collaborating for several years in concert. ... More

The Stories Behind the Eclipse Music

Posted August 16, 2017 by

With the once in a lifetime event coming up on Monday, here is some background information on the composers featured in All Classical’s Eclipse soundtrack. Richard Strauss’ tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra is one of the most popular... More