Rebecca Richardson

Music has been an integral part of my life since my earliest memories. From a childhood spent in children’s choirs, piano lessons, and musical theater productions to earning college degrees in voice performance and writing program notes for “fun money,” my life has been guided by the call of classical music. I’m a Southern Californian transplant currently settled in SE Portland after spending nearly a decade writing and performing on the East Coast. I got my first taste of music research while working as a Music History T.A. in grad school, and ever since, I’ve been obsessed with humanizing and contextualizing the names behind the music we love so much. When I’m not stooped over my desk gleefully going down composer-related rabbit holes, you will likely find me on a long walk around the neighborhood with my husband and daughter, savoring a glass of good wine, or immersed in a sturdy historical biography.

Latest blog entries from Rebecca Richardson:

Celebrate Black History Month with All Classical Portland

All Classical Portland is proud to share a diverse offering of music we love all year round. During Black History Month in February, we are shining a special spotlight on the extraordinary contributions to classical music by Black composers and performing artists. In this post, you’ll get to know some of the composers who will… More


The Stories of Twelve Carols: 2022 Edition

Each year, All Classical Portland’s Program Director John Pitman, selects twelve carols from our extensive Festival of Carols library for a deep dive look into their origins. In 2019, we explored holiday classics like “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” and “O Tannenbaum,” while 2020’s post delved into international favorites such as Riu, riu, chiu and Noël nouvelet. In 2021’s list of… More


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