Thursdays @ Three

Join host Christa Wessel for a special summer series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Thursdays @ Three! Throughout the summer, she’ll share some of her favorite past performances by superstar guests, local ensembles, and friends of the station. Tune in for some of Christa’s favorite memories and highlights from the last decade, as we shine a spotlight on the riches of our cultural community.

Since 2014, All Classical Radio has presented weekly Thursdays @ Three broadcasts featuring star local talent from the Pacific Northwest and world-class visiting musicians. Originated by former All Classical host Robert McBride, T@T has shared live in-studio performances from the Roger O. Doyle Studio for listeners around the world for over a decade.

Listen every Thursday at 3:00 PM PT at 89.9 FM in Portland or from anywhere in the world via our online stream.


Live studio audiences will be welcome at T@T broadcasts at KOIN Tower beginning in the fall of 2024. Stay tuned for more information. Please email thursdays@allclassical.org to inquire about attending an upcoming show, or if you have any questions.


Up next…

  • Ten Years of Thursdays @ Three: Imani Winds; Andy Akiho; Chanticleer; and more

    Ten Years of Thursdays @ Three: Imani Winds; Andy Akiho; Chanticleer; and more

    July 25, 2024: Host Christa Wessel is celebrating Ten Years of T@T with some of her favorite past performances. In this episode, she shares spectacular appearances by GRAMMY® award-winning quintet Imani Winds; percussionist and composer Andy Akiho; renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer; and classical and flamenco guitarist Pepe Romero. Enjoy music by Isaac Albéniz; Valerie Coleman; Giovanni……


On Demand

Air date: July 18, 2024
Stream this throwback T@T episode featuring piano duo Anderson & Roe; violinist Rachel Barton Pine; and more until August 1, 2024.
Air date: July 11, 2024
Stream this throwback T@T episode featuring pianist Lara Downes; Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo; the Dali Quartet; and more until July 25, 2024.

  • Ten Years of Thursdays @ Three: Anderson & Roe; Rachel Barton Pine; and more

    Ten Years of Thursdays @ Three: Anderson & Roe; Rachel Barton Pine; and more

    July 18, 2024: Host Christa Wessel is digging into the archives to share some of the memorable and incredible performances that have occurred on T@T over the last ten years. In this episode, she shares unforgettable appearances by piano duo Anderson & Roe; violinist Rachel Barton Pine; German cellist Alban Gerhardt; the late singer and……

  • Ten Years of Thursdays @ Three: Lara Downes; Ola Gjeilo; and more

    Ten Years of Thursdays @ Three: Lara Downes; Ola Gjeilo; and more

    July 11, 2024: Host Christa Wessel is honoring T@T’s ten years on the air with some of her favorite past performances. In this episode, she shares memorable appearances by pianist Lara Downes; Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo; the Dali Quartet; and multi award-winning Scottish virtuoso percussionist Colin Currie. Enjoy music written by Billie Holliday……


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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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