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:

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

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