Kathleen Forrest

I'm a history major at Willamette University, with a special appreciation for art history in all its forms. I love visual art, theater, literature, and (as you may have guessed) music. While I'm not a musician myself, I believe that doesn't have to prohibit someone from enjoying music or understanding it at great depth. I'm interested in anything and everything I'll have an opportunity to learn through this internship, but especially when it comes to arts outreach and community engagement. Regardless of going to school an hour away Portland is still home, and I'm thrilled to be able to stay involved with the arts community. I've previously volunteered at the Portland Art Museum and Lan Su Chinese Garden, and before that I worked for Post5 Theatre. I've been a listener of All Classical Portland since I was a kid, and I'm so excited to be a part of making classical music more accessible and better understood.

Latest blog entries from Kathleen Forrest:

Songbirds of Oregon

From the Gorge to Mt. Hood, the Alvord Desert to Crater Lake, Oregon provides unique geological and ecological sites with incredible diversity in flora and fauna.  Even with nature all around us, we can sometimes forget to appreciate it in urban spaces or in our own backyards. For Earth Day, we’d like to show appreciation… More

Kassiani: The Enduring Works of a Trailblazing Female Composer

Kassiani, sometimes called Kassia, was an abbess, a poet, and a composer in 9th century Byzantium, and she is the earliest female composer whose music has survived to the present day. In this article, we’ll explore Kassia and her music, the enduring works of a trailblazing female composer.

Couples of Classical Music

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Clara Schumann was a well-respected pianist and composer, Robert Schumann a composer, pianist, and music critic. Clara’s father, Frederick Wieck, was also a pianist and was in fact Robert’s teacher, but he opposed the match. At the time, the opposition would have been enough to prevent their marriage,… More

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