Classical Up Close 2023

Classical Up Close 2023

Classical Up Close is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with an astounding festival of concerts designed by musicians of the Oregon Symphony. Casual, intimate, and fun ­— every concert is full of unexpected surprises — and best of all, they’re FREE!

The 2023 Classical Up Close chamber music festival kicks off on April 19, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Southwest Portland. Read on for the full schedule or visit for more details.

All Classical Portland is proud to be the Official Media Sponsor of Classical Up Close.

Classical Up Close 2023

Highlights for 2023 include special guests: Oregon Symphony’s Music Director, David Danzmayr performing Mozart’s Piano Quartet and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet (April 28); Soprano and All Classical Portland’s President and CEO Suzanne Nance performing a selection of songs with members of the Oregon Symphony (May 10); and All Classical Portland’s Artist In Residence María García performs a piano trio by Joaquin Turina (May 3).

All Classical Portland’s on-air host Christa Wessel will emcee all of the concerts.


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 7:00 PM

First Immanuel Lutheran Church
1816 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209

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Friday, April 28, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Rise Church (Calvin Presbyterian Church)
10445 SW Canterbury Ln, Tigard, OR 97224

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Hillsdale Community Church, United Church of Christ
6948 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Vine & Sparrow Wedding and Event Venue
22418 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140

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Monday, May 8, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Moreland Presbyterian Church
1814 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 5:00 PM

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

James Shields, clarinet; Emily Cole, violin; Maia Hoffman, viola; Pansy Chang, cello

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 4:00 PM

Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005

Rose City Brass Quintet

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 1:00 PM

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Greg Ewer and Adam LaMotte, violins

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Monday, May 1, 2023 | 10:00 AM

Symposium Coffee
22461 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140

Peter Frajola and Erin Furbee, violins

Friday, May 5, 2023 | 11:00 AM

Costello’s Travel Café
2222 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

Nancy Ives, cello and Braizahn Jones, double bass

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 2:00 PM

Westmoreland’s Union Manor
6404 SE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Musicians TBD

The Classical Up Close audience experience is intimate and relaxed, and allows for interactions with the musicians in a way no other concert series in Portland offers. Bring your family and friends, and expect the unexpected, as you enjoy world-class classical concerts — up close! 

All Classical Portland is proud to be the Official Media Sponsor of Classical Up Close. Learn more at

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