Classical music has been the focus of my work and passion since I was given the opportunity to study cello at a young age through a free arts education program in northern California. Having experienced the transformational power of the arts in my own life, I’ve dedicated my career to providing the same for others.
When not working, I’m wandering through thrift stores, listening to classic hip hop, grabbing a bite at the food carts and spending time with my family.
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Latest blog entries from Arianna Avena:
What is HD Radio?
HD Radio® is the newest form of radio, promising better quality and more program choices. The clearer sound and absence of background static make it well worth the investment. You can buy an HD Radio to enjoy at home, or listen in your car, if your car is equipped with HD Radio. Many new cars… More
A Classical Playlist for Oregon’s Beloved Landmarks
Over the centuries, composers have attempted to capture their natural surroundings in music, from the bucolic imagery of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony to the vast prairies evoked by Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land. Oregon is lucky to boast a fortune of natural grandeur as rich and wide-ranging as this tradition, with splendors from the temperate rainforests… More
Big News! NEA Recognizes All Classical Portland
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded All Classical Portland a grant in recognition of the station’s expanded efforts to support and highlight regional artists. We extend deep gratitude to the NEA for investing in this community service. Stay tuned, and read the NEA’s official announcement here.
Four Black Composers Reimagining Classical Music
What will classical music sound like for future audiences? We may not have the answers, but if these composers offer any indication, we are excited to see and hear where the future takes us.
Current.org highlights the Recording Inclusivity Initiative
All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative was recently featured on Current.org, in interview with President & CEO Suzanne Nance. Read the full article, and learn more about Recording Inclusivity Initiative. “I know that many are committed to diversifying America’s playlists, and we can do it. We don’t have to wait.” – Suzanne Nance, President & CEO,… More
Commemorating Carlos: An Oregon Symphony Retrospective
As Carlos Kalmar celebrates his 18th and final season as music director of Oregon Symphony, All Classical Portland presents Commemorating Carlos, a new eight-part series celebrating some of the most memorable performances under Carlos’ baton. Tune in on January 2nd at 7pm, for the third episode of Commemorating Carlos: An Oregon Symphony Retrospective. In this… More
Portland Music Therapy
Portland Music Therapy is a branch of The Sage Center, a Holistic Health community of Alternative Health Specialists, that focuses on using Neurologic Music Therapy techniques to achieve non-musical goals like improved socialization and communication skills. They incorporate evidence-based research and individualized, quantifiable goals and objectives. They specialize in working with individuals on the autism… More
Classical Music To Study To
If you’re searching for that perfect playlist to study to before a big final, while writing your thesis, or just enjoying the companionship of a good book, you may have just found it. As All Classical Portland’s 2020 Young Artist in Residence, one of my goals is to share my love for this music with… More
All Classical Portland Announces 2020 Rising Tide Grant Recipient!
All Classical Portland is excited to announce that Future Prairie is the recipient of the 2020 Rising Tide Grant, in support of Onry’s project Livin’ in the Light. About the Rising Tide Grant: This grant is awarded annually by All Classical Portland to small arts organizations to support and promote creative projects that enrich the… More
All Classical Portland and Linfield College partner to bring classical music to Oregon’s Wine Country
All Classical Portland is excited to announce the integration of KSLC 90.3FM into its radio network in partnership with Linfield College. This means expanded listening access for over 100,000 residents in McMinnville and surrounding communities! Beginning 7am (PT) on April 2, 2020, KSLC 90.3FM listeners can hear All Classical Portland! The International Children’s Arts Network… More