Posted on January 27, 2022

All Classical Portland thanks regional and national news and media outlets for recognizing our outstanding programming, innovative initiatives, and wide-reaching community service.

Read on for press coverage on the Recording Inclusivity Initiative, International Children’s Arts Network, and more of All Classical Portland’s radio, community, and arts programs.


President & CEO Suzanne Nance. Photo credit: Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal

Leadership & On-Air Hosts

Suzanne Nance named a 2022 Women of Influence
Andy Giegerich, Portland Business Journal – March 3, 2022
Photo gallery from the event March 2, 2022


Club Mod and Northwest Previews host Andrea Murray mentioned by Oregon ArtsWatch in their Women’s History Month list of local women leading the way in the arts.
Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch – March 29, 2022


Suzanne Nance on the Transformational Power of Music
Suzanne Stevens, Portland Business Journal – September 16, 2021

Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem LIVE Broadcast

Perpetual light shining on the saints: The long-awaited premiere of Geter’s ‘Requiem’
An African American Requiem raises the roof in world premiere performance.
James Bash, Oregon ArtsWatch – May 18, 2022


Damien Geter: Creating with Resonance
In the vocal ensemble, the composer of this weekend’s African American Requiem found the ideal partner to make a musical milestone.
Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch – May 7, 2022


Damien Geter’s Original Musical Work “An African American Requiem” Debuts This Weekend
The Portland composer’s creation is dedicated to Black Americans who lost their lives to racist violence.
Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week – May 4, 2022


In Portland premiere, African American Requiem honors souls of those killed by racist violence
A new Portland classical music performance about to attract national attention got its start more than five years ago when Damien Geter, an internationally known opera singer and composer, was at a New Year’s Eve Party.
Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian – May 4, 2022


Live Broadcast of World Premiere An African American Requiem
“As a Black composer in today’s America, I feel like I’ve been writing this my entire life,” says Damien Geter. “I was hoping there would be a time we wouldn’t need this piece, but I think we always will. I hope An African American Requiem leads to important action that affects change.”
The Skanner News – April 7, 2022


More recent press for the Requiem on resonancechoral.org

María García, 2022 Artist in Residence María García, 2022 Artist in Residence. Photo credit: Andrew Wallner

Artists in Residence

News briefs: Tale of a Tony, comings & goings, money matters, art ‘long look’
Pianist, performer, and music educator María García has been chosen as All Classical Portland’s new Artist in Residence.
Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch – January 31, 2022


All Classical Portland Announces María García as 2022 Artist in Residence
Twenty-four-hour radio station All Classical Portland has selected pianist and educator María García as its 2022 artist in residence.
The Skanner News – January 26, 2022


Pianist María García Named All Classical Portland’s 2022 Artist in Residence
A performer and educator, García is known as a proponent of classical music by women and composers of color.
Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week – January 26, 2022

Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII)

Want A More Diverse Playlist? All Classical Portland is Sharing the Blueprint
noncomMUSIC Alliance – February 15, 2022


All Classical Portland Wins National Honor for Its Project to Diversify Recordings
Jennifer Kirwan, East Portland Blog – January 18, 2022


How All Classical Portland is Making Classical Music More Inclusive
Jenna Spinelle, Gather – January 2022


All Classical Portland Wins National Honor for Its Work to Diversify Playlists
Amy Wang, The Oregonian/OregonLive – November 10, 2021


PARMA partners with All Classical Portland for Recording Inclusivity Initiative
All Classical Portland, the acclaimed public radio station based in the Pacific Northwest, has created the Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) in response to the industry’s paucity of high-quality recordings of repertoire and to help address ongoing inequities in classical music.
PARMA Recordings blog – November 30, 2021


Portland Classical Radio Station Launches Initiative to Honor Minority Composers
Radio station All Classical Portland has spearheaded an effort to recognize composers from under-represented communities
Katherine Cook, KGW News – May 26, 2021


More recent press for RII on recordinginclusivity.allclassical.org

Adam Eccleston at Halfling Studios Adam Eccleston at Halfling Studios. Photo credit: Christine Dong
Photo courtesy of ICAN

International Children's Arts Network (ICAN)

Radio Rejuvenation
Portland’s All Classical Radio’s New Initiatives Bring More Diverse Music to More Diverse Audiences
Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch – May 25, 2021


All Classical Portland Thriving With Kids Network
International Children’s Arts Network has increased listenership in the past year with content geared toward youth.
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune – April 26, 2021

Community Collaborations

On Portland’s Vibrant Music Scene, New Is Nourished Everywhere
What could be more relevant today than a big choral and symphonic opus dealing with the history of violence against Blacks in the United States? That’s the central theme of Damien Geter’s An African-American Requiem, co-produced by the Resonance Ensemble and the Oregon Symphony. Its world premiere on May 7, 2022, will be broadcast live on All Classical Portland and WQXR New York.
James Bash, Classical Voice North America – January 20, 2022


The Spirit of Radio
In praise of All Classical: keepers of the invisible fire, broadcasters of new commissioned works by Damien Geter and S. Renee Mitchell

Matthew Neil Andrews, Oregon ArtsWatch – November 27, 2020


Broadway Rose Teams Up With All Classical Portland
A Sherlock Holmes radio drama featuring classical music and turn-of-the-century celebrities
Forest Grove News Times, Pamplin Media Group – September 28, 2020


All Classical Portland Tunes Up at Virtual Concert Hall
The ‘Fall into the Arts: A Radio Festival of Local Performances’ highlights local groups for next two months.
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune – September 21, 2020

Neo Soul Photo Credit: Christine Dong
Photo of broadcast tower at sunset.

KSLC / Linfield University

Wine Country, Here Comes All Classical Portland
The longtime Portland radio station of classical music teams up with Linfield College, helping to build an audience with young people…and perhaps wine enthusiasts
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune – April 2, 2020


Portland’s All Classical Teams With Linfield College
Yamhill and Polk county residents will have clearer listening to the classical radio station beginning Thursday
David Bates, Oregon ArtsWatch – March 30, 2020

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