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Thursdays @ Three

Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, performances showcasing local and visiting musicians, broadcast live from the Roger O. Doyle studio. Programs range in length from 30 minutes to an hour. In addition to these live acts, there are also handcrafted 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.

Interested in being in the live studio audience? Please email to inquire about attending an upcoming show! Audience sizes are 10-15 people and availability will vary.

Up next…

  • Cappella Romana & Post-Haste Reed Duo

    Cappella Romana & Post-Haste Reed Duo

    September 28, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes Cappella Romana and the Post-Haste Reed Duo with pianist Chuck Dillard. Capella Romana will perform works by Ukrainian composer Galina Grigorjeva and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The Post-Haste Reed Duo will share music by Francis Poulenc, Cindy Hsu, and more. Join us Thursday at 3:00 PM PT at……

  • October 5, 2023: soprano Lindsey Rae Johnson

  • October 12, 2023: Light Opera of Portland & Portland Opera

  • October 19: Musica Universalis & In Medio Choir 

  • October 26: Trinity Cathedral previews their “Pipe Screams Halloween Spectacular” & Pacific Rose Ensemble 

On Demand

  • Big Horn Brass & Philip Mandel

    Big Horn Brass & Philip Mandel

    September 7, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes Big Horn Brass and pianist Philip Mandel. Big Horn Brass will present works by local composers and arrangers, ahead of their concert at the Reser. One such work is by composer Nicole Buetti, commissioned around the theme of conservation, specifically, elephant conservation. ABOUT Big Horn Brass was founded in 1983……

  • Amir Avsker, Harry Baechtel & Chuck Dillard

    Amir Avsker, Harry Baechtel & Chuck Dillard

    August 31, 2023: Host Christa Wessel shares a special encore broadcast featuring pianist Amir Avsker, plus vocalist Dr. Harry Baechtel and pianist Chuck Dillard. Amir performs works by Chopin, Mozart, and more. Dr. Baechtel and Chuck will share music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. This episode originally aired July 20, 2023. ABOUT 16-year-old pianist Amir Avsker is All Classical’s 2023 Young Artist……

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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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