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Thursdays @ Three

Like you, we have been closely watching what is happening with COVID-19, around the world and at home. We are following the recommended guidelines of local, state, and national officials, and although we cannot welcome our audience back to the Roger O. Doyle studio just yet, we are able to safely host very small groups of musicians for live performances! In addition to these socially distanced live acts, there will be At Home T@T concerts as well as curated Best of T@T shows for your listening pleasure.

See who will be performing on the show over the next few weeks below, and join host Christa Wessel every Thursday at 3:00 PM PT by tuning in to All Classical Portland or listening via our online stream.

Up next…

  • Thursday, March 16 and March 23, 2023: “Best of” episodes during our Spring Fundraiser
  • María García

    María García

    March 30, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes pianist María García, All Classical Portland’s Artist in Residence to Thursdays @ Three. María will perform a program exclusively by women composers in honor of Women’s History Month. Tune in Thursday at 3:00 PM PT at 89.9 FM in Portland or worldwide via the live player on our website. ABOUT… More

On Demand

Air date: March 9, 2023
Stream this episode featuring flutist Brian Dunbar until March 30, 2023.
Air date: March 2, 2023
Stream this episode featuring Portland Opera and the Elsewhere Ensemble until March 16, 2023.

  • Flutist Brian Dunbar

    Flutist Brian Dunbar

    March 9, 2023: This week on Thursdays @ Three, host Christa Wessel welcomes flutist Brian Dunbar to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio. Brian will preview his upcoming performance with the Portland Columbia Symphony, including the West coast premiere of Movements for Flute and Orchestra, a new work by trailblazing composer Carlos Simon. ABOUT Dr. Brian Dunbar,… More

  • Portland Opera

    Portland Opera

    March 2, 2023: This week on Thursdays @ Three, host Christa Wessel welcomes Portland Opera and Arnaud Ghillebaert‘s Elsewhere Ensemble (featuring Grammy-winning baritone Kenneth Overton) to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio. Portland Opera will share a preview of their upcoming production of Thumbprint, composed by Kamala Sankaram. Thumbprint is inspired by the true story of Mukhtar… More

Christa Wessel by Christine Dong

Thursdays @ Three Host Christa Wessel

Since 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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