June 23, 2018

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.

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

These are small group audience experiences that fill up fast. 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.

June 28th, 2018   A Feast of Festivals!

We’re delighted to present tasty samples from the “menus” of:

The Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival‘s upcoming third season of concerts. Today’s performance features violinists Sasha Callahan and Greg Ewer, violist Kenji Bunch, and cellist Leo Eguchi; and

Chamber Music Northwest’s 2018 Summer Festival, five weeks of extraordinary music celebrating the diversity of chamber music. Today’s show features the Kenari (saxophone) Quartet.

July 5th, 2018   Portland Opera and Chamber Music Northwest

Cenerentola is a storybook tale that is sure to charm audience members who are young, and young at heart. This new production of Rossini’s classic opera will glitter as brightly as Cinderella’s royal ball gown. Join Portland Opera for a Thursdays @ Three preview of their upcoming performances, which take place July 13 – 28.

Chamber Music Northwest’s 2018 Summer Festival (aka five weeks of extraordinary music celebrating the diversity of chamber music) is in full swing! The Festival presents the renowned Dover Quartet on today’s Thursdays @ Three.



Thursdays @ Three Host Christa Wessel

Robert McBrideSince 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.


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

Portland BMW

Michelle’s Pianos

Steinway & Sons