All Classical Portland & ICAN in the news

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

Show & Tell with Tony Martinez, interview with host Christa Wessel
Tony Martinez interviews Christa Wessel during Show and Tell on Good Day Oregon.
KPTV Fox 12 Oregon – Monday January 16, 2023

On All Classical Portland’s “Noteworthy,” Lynnsay Maynard Reveals Hidden Links Between Books and Music
“My parents have always joked that I would bring hardback books into my crib with me instead of dolls.”
Robert Ham, Willamette Week – November 29, 2022

All Classical’s Newest Program, “Noteworthy,” Debuts Oct. 23
Hosted and produced by Lynnsay Maynard, the show will explore the intersection of classical music and literature.
Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week – October 21, 2022

Radio Daze
It’s hard to think of another station that’s created so many ambitious, public spirited initiatives, all begun since Suzanne Nance assumed All Classical’s leadership.
Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch – October 7, 2022

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

Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII)

All Classical Portland releases AMPLIFY
All Classical Portland President & CEO Suzanne Nance and Recording Inclusivity Initiative Chair Adam Eccleston discuss RII and our first-ever album AMPLIFY
KGW-TV’s Hello, Rose City! – October 26, 2022

NH Business: Seacoast music company celebrates 1,000th release
AMPLIFY is a partnership with All Classical Portland, a radio station in Portland, Oregon. The installment in the Recording Inclusivity Initiative series is designed to address the classical music industry’s need for greater diversity.
Mike Cote, Yahoo! News – October 23, 2022

All Classical Portland Announces Its First-Ever Recording Inclusivity Initiative Album
Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week – September 20, 2022

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

Adam Eccleston at Halfling Studios Adam Eccleston at Halfling Studios. Photo credit: Christine Dong
María García, 2022 Artist in Residence María García, 2022 Artist in Residence. Photo credit: Andrew Wallner

Artists in Residence

All Classical Portland Announces Amir Avsker as Its 2023 Young Artist in Residence
The station is also extending the residency of pianist María García.
Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week – March 7, 2023

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

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

Photo courtesy of ICAN

International Children's Arts Network (ICAN)

ICAN on KOIN-TV’s Everyday Northwest
ICAN host Sarah Zwinklis and All Classical Portland host Raúl Gómez-Rojas were featured on KOIN’s Everyday Northwest, hosted by Ashley Howard. Sarah and Raúl talked about The Magic of Eric Carle, a collaborative concert event with narrations by All Classical Portland hosts, live orchestral music performed by the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and a screening of animations by Illuminated Films.
Everyday Northwest, KOIN-TV 6 – January 6, 2023

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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