Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

The son of a piano teacher and a percussionist, music has always been part of my life.
An avid runner, multi-disciplinary cyclist, and extreme hobbyist photographer. I spend weekends in the wilderness with the bears or in the basement darkroom.

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Latest blog entries from Dan Gonzalez:

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


Announcing New Radio Host and Producer Raúl Gómez-Rojas

All Classical Portland is thrilled to announce that Raúl Gómez-Rojas, best known as the passionate, talented, and dedicated Music Director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, will join the station’s on-air team as a contributing host of On Deck with Young Musicians. In 2018 Christa Wessel, suggested having contributing hosts and producers for On Deck. The… 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 New Commissions and World Premiere Broadcast

On November 19, 2020, All Classical Portland will broadcast the world premiere of two new works, commissioned by the station in June: a string quartet by composer Damien Geter, and a poem by writer and Creative Revolutionist™ S. Renee Mitchell. “These collaborations are a continuation of All Classical Portland’s commitment to building a more diverse… More


Donate your car to All Classical Portland!

Now, you can turn that old Volvo into Vivaldi! All Classical Portland partners with CARS to accept donations of cars, boats, RVs, and more as part of its vehicle donation program! Turn worries of costly repairs or hours selling your vehicle into a tax deduction that benefits your favorite radio station. All you need is… 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


John Mauceri

Many people know John Mauceri from his work as conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. What is less known is that the orchestra was re-created after a forty-year gap just for him to conduct. He has conducted around the world in a variety of classical formats, and is also an academic and an author. I… More


The Temple of Glory: Conductor Nicholas McGegan realizes a dream

British-born Nicholas McGegan has been directing San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra since the 1980s (about the time that this interviewer started in radio), and has had many sweet successes during that time in bringing great Baroque works to audiences around the world.  One of the sweetest for McGegan happened just a few years ago, when… More


John Pitman CD Reviews: Amit Peled’s Bach Suites for Cello

The great 20th century cellist, Pablo Casals, was the first in the world to record all six of Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello.  This was in 1939.  Before this, people only considered the suites as study pieces.  Casals proved them wrong, and now the suites are among the most beloved works for the instrument of… More


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