Posted on October 8, 2015

All Classical Portland proudly brings Norwegian pianist and scholar Christina Kobb to Portland for a series of performances and a lecture/demonstration November 5-7.

Head of Theory at Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo and a Ph.D. candidate at the nearby Norwegian Academy of Music, Kobb has skyrocketed to international attention for her groundbreaking research in the field of Romantic Period performance. Equally lauded in academia and the concert hall, she spent years in detailed study of Romantic keyboard treatises to reconstruct historical piano technique. Her discoveries resulted in possibilities for interpretation and musical expression that took musicologists by storm, a development detailed by the New York Times in a recent feature article.

All Classical Portland presented Christina Kobb in a preview performance as part of the weekly Thursdays @ Three series on November 5. In addition, we are partnering with the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation to present the artist scholar in two events in their beautiful, brand-new, state-of-the-art cultural center at 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Portland:


Please note that advance ticket sales for the following events have ended, but we will sell tickets at the door. We accept cash, check and credit card. 


Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.: Piano à Paris

Christina Kobb appears in concert with All Classical host Brandi Parisi and two special guests: violinist Greg Ewer and pianist Janet Guggenheim. The program includes music by Debussy, Kreisler, Grieg, Tellefsen and Chopin. Tickets are $30, $25 for donors of All Classical Portland or members of the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation. Admission includes a reception catered by Broder Sud, providing modern Swedish food and drink. Reserve tickets.


Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m.: The Piano in Early 19th Century Vienna

All Classical Portland host Christa Wessel moderates a lecture/demonstration by Christina Kobb. After providing context for this exciting era in the history of the piano, Kobb demonstrates how technical choices can crucially affect musical phrasing and sound production, with special attention to the influence of European folk music. Tickets are $20, $15 for donors of All Classical Portland or members of the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation. Reserve tickets.