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September 23, 2017

Northwest Previews, hosted by Andrea Murray and with interviews by the All Classical Portland on-air team, highlights outstanding classical music events in the Portland area for the coming week and in the weeks to come. Unique in its comprehensive coverage and strategic in its mission, Northwest Previews simultaneously shines a light on local artists, visiting international artists, and arts organizations while keeping culture-hungry Portlanders in the know. Core to the program are the artists and music-makers who share illuminating insight on process, individual works, and program themes. These interview segments are especially exciting for anyone wanting to attend the concerts; but even without the context of the full performance, you’ll be enthralled by the entertaining conversation between your favorite artists and favorite hosts.

The one-hour program airs weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Individual interview segments available to stream on demand here, with new segments added each week as they air!


September 21, 2017

OSO welcomes back Augustin Hadelich

Recently, The Washington Post wrote, “The essence of Augustin Hadelich’s playing is beauty… revealing something from a plane beyond ours.” The Grammy-winning violinist returns to play the Beethoven concerto with the Oregon Symphony this weekend, and music director Carlos Kalmar stopped by All Classical Portland earlier this week and talked with Brandi Parisi.


September 21, 2017

Ruusamari Teppo

This weekend the Portland Chamber Orchestra will be featuring a Finnish-born pianist who is the great-great granddaughter of Sibelius, in pieces by Mozart and Ernest Bloch. Robert McBride spoke with her for Northwest Previews.


September 21, 2017

Portland Light Opera Company

They’ve only been in existence for five years, but already, Light Opera of Portland has presented no fewer than nine Gilbert & Sullivan operas.  The company produces two “G&S” works each season, and presents these in the charming opera house at a Portland institution:  Alpenrose Dairy, on SW Shattuck Road.  “The Gondoliers” opens tomorrow night,... More


September 21, 2017

Portland Columbia Symphony Season Opener

The Portland Columbia Symphony opens their season with Commemoration: Memories of WWI and WWII. Music Director Steven Byess spoke earlier this week with Edumund Stone.


July 20, 2017

Composer David Lang

Robert McBride talks with David Lang, composer of “The Little Match Girl Passion” and “The Difficulty of Crossing a Field.”


July 20, 2017

Ernest Bloch in Oregon

Warren Black on how the composer came to spend his last years as an Oregonian.


July 20, 2017

PSU Chamber Choir wins at Bali

The Portland State University Chamber Choir just took the Grand Prize at the Bali International competition.


July 20, 2017

Composer David Schiff

Robert McBride talks with the Portland composer about his newest work, based on the music of Duke Ellington.


July 13, 2017

Composer Joan Tower

Robert McBride talks with the pioneering American composer, whose work is featured this week at Chamber Music Northwest.