Category Archives: All Classical Radio

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All Classical Radio’s 2023 Year in Review

As All Classical Radio prepares for an exciting year ahead, we’d like to take a moment to pause and reflect, with gratitude, on 2023. Together, we achieved so much! Thanks to your generous support, All Classical has had monumental achievements over the past year—from innovative community collaborations, composer and artist residencies, and an initiative project… More


The Stories of Twelve Carols: 2023 Edition

The Stories of Twelve Carols: 2023 Edition

Celebrating the magic of the season is one of All Classical Radio’s most beloved traditions. Each December, our Program Director, John Pitman, selects twelve carols from our extensive Festival of Carols library for a deep dive 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… More


All Classical Radio host Coty Raven Morris, by Christine Dong

Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum Recognize Coty Raven Morris

All Classical Radio is thrilled to congratulate Coty Raven Morris, who has been named a finalist for the 2024 Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum. Coty is one of 10 finalists, narrowed down from a field of 25 semifinalists, selected from more than 2,000 music educators nominated from across the… More


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John Pitman Review: Randall Goosby ‘Violin Concertos’

All Classical Radio’s program director, John Pitman, chats with American violinist Randall Goosby about his second album with Decca Classics. The dynamic young soloist brings freshness to a concerto he first encountered as a teenager: Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and shimmering performances of Florence Price’s two Violin Concertos, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and… More


Suzanne Nance and Julian Perkins cooking

A Sunday Brunch Recipe from PBO’s Julian Perkins

Sunday Brunch host Suzanne Nance loves to gather with friends and family around the brunch table, sharing food, music, and memories. This Sunday, November 5, she’s joined on Sunday Brunch by Portland Baroque Orchestra’s Artistic Director Julian Perkins, and Julian has a special treat he would love to share with YOU! We are delighted to… More


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John Pitman Review: Plínio Fernandes’s ‘Bacheando’

Plínio Fernandes is a London-based Brazilian guitarist who has just released his second album. Bacheando explores the long-established influence of Bach’s music on Brazilian composers. Chief among them is Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), whose series titled Bachianas Brazileiras fuse the Baroque-age forms of Bach with the rhythm and styles of Brazilian music.  He recently spoke to All… More


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All Classical Exhibit at Oregon Historical Society

As we continue to celebrate our exciting 40th anniversary, we are proud to announce a brand new All Classical Radio exhibit is now open at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS)! This vibrant display takes visitors on a journey through our rich history, showcasing pivotal moments and the creative individuals who have made All Classical what… More


John Pitman Review: Carlos Simon's 'Together'

John Pitman Review: Carlos Simon’s ‘Together’

Composer Carlos Simon has received numerous awards and nominations for works such as 2021’s Requiem for the Enslaved. He recently spoke to All Classical Radio host John Pitman about his latest album Together, a 10-track project that came about from the desire to simply make music with friends and colleagues, after the long period of… More


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New Look, Same Station: All Classical Radio

Since 1983 this station has provided a constant source of music, inspiration, and joy for listeners in Portland, OR, and around the world. As we celebrate 40 years of community-minded, community-funded service, we are proud to reintroduce ourselves as All Classical Radio. With a bold new look and logo, and exciting initiatives on the horizon,… More


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John Pitman Review: Andrew Brownell’s ‘Shades of Night’

Andrew Brownell is a pianist and former Portlander who, in the mid-1990s would occasionally stop by the All Classical studios for an interview with John Pitman. Often, Andrew would play something on the piano, or accompany violinist Nicholas Crosa (now part of Pink Martini), for an upcoming recital. Brownell recently stopped by for a chat… More


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