FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson

November 22, 2017

Photo: Suzanne Nance

My career in broadcasting began at WHYY in Philadelphia when a Pennsylvania Dutch couple showed up for a TV interview and the originally planned host of the program did not! The rest, (as they say) is history. I love music. I love sharing music. I love hearing others share music. And I love radio.

I’ve had the opportunity to work on dozens of radio and TV programs and documentaries. In Maine, at MPBN, I created the Emmy-award winning series MaineArts! and an audio diary series: Music that Moves ME. Recently, I’ve been busy sharing opera around the world as co-producer and host of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s internationally syndicated broadcast series through the WFMT Network, and co-producing and hosting Grant Park Music Festival’s broadcasts featuring Oregon Symphony’s esteemed Music Director Carlos Kalmar!

When I’m not on the air, I’m usually singing or lecturing about the power of music, the benefits of arts education and the importance of supporting cultural economy.

I’m thrilled to be at All Classical as Program Director and On-Air Host. The beauty of the city and its surroundings, its extraordinary people, the talented artists that create here, and the food scene were calling my name. All of that coupled with the outstanding people that make All Classical so special made Portland an irresistible place to call home.

“Queen of Classical” and the “Anti-diva” are titles that certainly make me smile, however, I most enjoy being identified as a trusted friend by fellow music lovers and listeners. “We love this music,” indeed.

Hear Suzanne Weekdays 2 pm to 6 pm.

Latest blog entries from Suzanne Nance:

Earth Day 2016 – Recycled Music

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton. In celebration of Earth Day 2016, All Classical Portland is highlighting the most green composers and some of the most famously recycled pieces of classical music. Perhaps John Williams comes to mind? How about Copland, Bach or even Elvis Presley?  Some say that Vivaldi wrote… More