Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, live performances showcasing local musicians, arts partners, and visiting artists, broadcast in real time from our studios in the Hampton Opera Center. That’s what we call Building Cultural Community! Christa Wessel hosts the lively format of music-making and conversation for members of an intimate studio audience. Programs range in length from 20 minutes to about an hour.

These are small group audience experiences that fill up fast and we are unable to maintain wait lists. Seating is available on first come, first served basis.  If you would like to be part of our studio audience, please select an event below.  We request that you limit your attendance to one Thursdays @ Three performance per month. Since it is a live broadcast, we request that very young children enjoy the show from home.  Please call us at 503-943-5828 if you have any questions or concerns.

Visit the All Classical Portland Audio Archive to listen to recent Thursdays @ Three performances!


23may3:00 pmRose City Brass Quintet and guitarist Alfredo MuroThursdays at Three7 Spots remaining

30may3:00 pmPortland Opera and Lutenist Hideki Yamaya & Mezzo-Soprano Emily LauThursdays at Three38 Spots remaining


06jun3:00 pmUniversity of Oregon School of Music FacultyThursdays at Three35 Spots remaining


Thursdays @ Three Host Christa Wessel

Christa WesselSince arriving here from North Carolina in 2007, I’ve traveled all around the state and have fallen in love with the high deserts of Eastern Oregon and the magically blue waters of Crater Lake. I also relish a stormy weekend at the Oregon Coast.

I adore the natural beauty of Oregon as much as I cherish the cultural beauty of our region. I could easily find myself in a concert hall every night of the week! I enjoy it all: early music, contemporary music, symphonic music and opera. So as not to exhaust myself I deliberately set aside time to play nerdy board games with friends, or will reserve a lazy afternoon to read a big novel. (I adore Franzen, Eugenides, Chabon and the like.)

I had once hoped to be a professional French horn player – I attended Northwestern University with that aspiration – but I graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Arts Administration. I still tootle my horn occasionally, and also enjoy picking up a ukulele from time to time.

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Thursdays @ Three are made possible by the community we serve and these underwriters:

Portland BMW

Michelle’s Pianos

Steinway & Sons