I am a recent addition to Portland, having moved here after graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Environmental Science this past Spring. Naturally, I gravitated to the only thing I felt as equally beautiful as the environment -- music. My southern upbringing and various stints living and traveling in and out of the country has imbued me with an appreciation of all types of music, with classical music being my first. I am excited to delve into the world of radio, with specific interests in production, engineering, and interviewing, all while continuing to grow my love of classical music. My playing pursuits include piano and cello, with an additional adoration for singing and choir that began when I was living in Arkansas.
When not playing music, I enjoy reading, writing, salsa dancing, and taking walks in beautiful places. While I have often been a tourist in the Northwest, I hope to utilize my fresh status as a permanent resident to explore all of the natural, musical, and cultural experiences it has to offer.
Latest blog entries from Sarah Fitzpatrick:
Boo! A Halloween Special
With Halloween approaching, it seems only relevant that we shed light on some of the spookier aspects of classical music. Though no well-known composers or performers had superstitions around Halloween day itself, many had obsessions and superstitions surrounding curses, death, and other macabre topics. Arnold Schoenberg was well-known for his superstitions, suffering from triskaidekaphobia, or… More
The Bach Cello Suites: A 300 Year History, A 300 Year Mystery
The Bach Cello Suites are some of the most recognizable and well-loved pieces of music in both classical and popular circles. They have been featured in concerts and commercials alike, transcribed for a diverse array of instruments, and interpreted by every style of music imaginable, from swing to electronic. However, little is known about the history… More