Denise Dicks


Latest blog entries from Denise Dicks:

John Pitman Review: Conspirare’s The Singing Guitar

Program Director John Pitman speaks with the Austin, Texas-based choir, Conspirare, who give voice to poets and writers from across the spectrum of nationality and gender in their latest recording, “The Singing Guitar.” Learn more about Conspirare and “The Singing Guitar” in John’s review.


Fourth of July at All Classical Portland

Join us on the 4th of July weekend at All Classical Portland for an array of music celebrating the diverse heritage of the United States. Throughout the weekend, you’ll hear music by American composers like Aaron Copland, Florence Price, Amy Beach, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. This Saturday on The Score, Join Host Edmund Stone for a… More


Nancy Ives x AUXART

In a continued effort to support collaborative relationships between artists in the local community, on Saturday, June 12th, All Classical Portland facilitated an artistic collaboration between visual artist Philip Krohn and cellist Nancy Ives. The AUXART sculpture and sound work grew from Philip Krohn’s 9 week residency in Portland’s new creative space Building 5. AUXART… More


One Day Fundraiser June 11th!

Thanks to the generosity of this extraordinary community, All Classical Portland’s annual June fundraiser will last just one day — 12 hours! — this year. With your help, we know we will successfully raise the funds needed to continue this service in the weeks and months ahead during this one-day fundraiser. Your gift today will… More


Wednesday Wander

Tune in Wednesdays at 8pm PT all summer long for All Classical Portland’s series Wednesday Wander. Join Host John Burk as he shares music to encourage you to roam freely — providing a soundtrack for a lovely stroll in your neighborhood, on a hike in the great outdoors, or as you travel the world through… More


John Pitman Review: Balkan Guitarist Miloš Debuts New Guitar Concertos

Program Director John Pitman speaks with Montenegro-born, and London-based classical guitarist, Miloš Karadaglić. Miloš celebrates his 10th anniversary with the recording label Decca by releasing The Moon and the Forest, which includes two concertos written for him. Learn more about Miloš Karadaglić and The Moon and the Forest in John’s review.


Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride Month! Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June, in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan–a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In celebration of Pride Month, this month All Classical Portland will shine a… More


Oregon ArtsWatch Highlights ICAN & RII

We are delighted to share that All Classical Portland’s International Children’s Arts Network (ICAN) and the Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) have been featured in an article by Oregon ArtsWatch. In the article “Radio Rejuvenation,” Brett Campbell highlights All Classical Portland’s programs and initiatives that strive to bring classical music to a wider, more diverse audience…. More


John Pitman Review: Simone Dinnerstein’s “An American Mosaic”

Program Director John Pitman speaks with American pianist Simone Dinnerstein on her second recording made at home during the pandemic: An American Mosaic. The title is for the multi-movement piece written for her by Richard Danielpour who, finding himself isolated during lockdown, found solace in Ms. Dinnerstein’s recordings. Learn more about Simone Dinnerstein and An… More


RII Announces Recipients

After careful consideration of nearly 100 nominations by our community, it is with great enthusiasm that we announce All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) recipients! The final five composers have been selected, and recordings of their works will begin soon at Bodecker Foundation’s state-of-the-art recording studios here in Portland. The RII Awardees are: Contemporary… More


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