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Rachel Barton Pine Blues Dialogues with Rachel Barton Pine

Posted February 19, 2019 by

Rachel Barton Pine long ago established herself as a violinist willing to step outside the normal realm of the classical canon to explore a broader landscape of music. Pine’s performances of metal bands such as Metallica (she actually... More

Nadine Sierra There’s A Place for Us: Soprano Nadine Sierra

Posted February 5, 2019 by

American soprano Nadine Sierra, 2018 winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Beverly Sills Artist Award, has just signed on to Deutsche Grammophon. The daughter of parents passionate about music who sought a better life in the United States,... More

Lunar New Year

Posted February 4, 2019 by

This Tuesday, February 5th, All Classical Portland will be playing pieces in honor of Lunar New Year. Every hour each host will be playing an Asian work to celebrate Lunar New Year. To find out more about the... More

Anne Akiko Mirror in Mirror Mirror in Mirror: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The extraordinary American violinist returns to music she’s recorded before, but in a new way, and explores new music on this release on the Avie label. As Meyers explains to program director John Pitman (click the Player on... More

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