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Classical Up Close 2024

Classical Up Close returns in the Spring of 2024 with another festival of chamber music concerts designed by the musicians of the Oregon Symphony. Casual, intimate, and fun ­— every concert is full of unexpected surprises — and FREE!

All Classical Radio is proud to be the Official Media Sponsor for this year’s Classical Up Close concerts.

Learn more at, or read on for more details about their 2024 season.

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​Emcee: Christa Wessel, All Classical Radio host

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 7:00 PM
First Immanuel Lutheran Church
1816 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209

Greg Ewer, violin; Adam LaMotte, violin; Ben Brogadir, oboe; James Shields, clarinet; Vincent Igusa, bassoon; Sarah Kwak, violin; Chien Tan, violin; Vali Phillips, viola; Pansy Chang, cello; Charles Noble, viola; Rose City Brass Quintet; Logan Brown, trumpet; Joe Klause, trumpet; Dan Partridge, horn; Lars Campbell, trombone; JáTtik Clark, tuba

Friday, April 26, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Hillsdale Community Church, United Church of Christ
6948 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Sarah Kwak, violin; Nancy Ives, cello; David Danzmayr, piano; Vijeta Sathyaraj, violin; Amanda Grimm, viola; Maia Hoffman, viola; Kevin Kunkel, cello; Jeff Garza, horn; James Shields, clarinet; Joe Berger, horn; Greg Ewer, violin; Marilyn de Oliveira, cello; Maria Garcia, piano; Charles Noble, viola; Ben Brogadir, oboe; Kai Rocke, bassoon; Alicia Waite, horn; Trevor Fitzpatrick, cello

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 7:00 PM
The Old Madeleine Church
3123 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Shin-young Kwon, violin; Emily Cole, violin; Jennifer Arnold, viola; Marilyn de Oliveira, cello; Amanda Grimm, viola; Colin Corner, bass; Ben Brogadir, oboe; Amanda Grimm, viola; Monica Ohuchi, piano; Inés Voglar Belgique, violin; Keiko Araki, violin; Nancy Ives, cello

Friday, May 3, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Moreland Presbyterian Church
1814 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Emily Cole, violin; Inés Voglar Belgique, violin; Kevin Kunkel, cello; Sarah Kwak, violin; Cary Lewis, piano; Nancy Ives, cello; Susan Chan, piano; James Shields, clarinet; Amanda Grimm, viola; Monica Ohuchi, piano; Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Red Sea Community Church
7535 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Shin-young Kwon, violin; Jeong Yoon Lee, violin; Martha Long, flute; Amanda Grimm, viola; Matthew Tutsky, harp; Yoko Greeney, piano; Charles Noble, viola; Marilyn de Oliveira, cello; Jason Schooler, double bass; Michael Roberts, percussion; Sergio Carreno, percussion; Stephen Kehner, percussion; Ian Kerr, percussion; Andy Akiho, steel pan

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 7:00 PM
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
11265 SW Cabot St, Beaverton, OR 97005

Jeong Yoon Lee, violin; Seth Biagini, cello; Kevin Kunkel, cello; Pansy Chang, cello; Martha Long, flute; Maria Garcia, piano; Emily Cole, violin; David Eby, cello; James Shields, clarinet; Carin Miller, bassoon; Jeffrey Work, trumpet; Colin Corner, double bass; Mariya-Andoniya Andonova, double bass; Kaden Henderson, double bass; Chris Kim, double bass


Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 5:00 PM
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Shanshan Zeng and Shengnan Li – violin duo

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 1:00 PM
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Emily Cole, Shin-young Kwon, Maia Hoffman, Seth Biagini – String Quartet

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM
Costello’s Travel Caffe
2222 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Colin Corner and Mariya-Andoniya Andonova – Bass Duos

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 2:00 PM
Westmoreland’s Union Manor
6404 SE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Emily Cole, Charles Noble, Trevor Fitzpatrick – String Trio

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Wonderwood Springs Cafe
8811 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

Peter Frajola and Erin Furbee – Violin Duo

Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 2:00 PM
Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005

​Rose City Brass Quintet

Classical Up Close's Pop-Up Performances
Classical Up Close’s Pop-Up Performances


Sunday, May 5, 2024 | TWO CONCERTS: 1:00 & 2:15 PM
Multnomah County Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Kids’ Concerts last approximately 45 minutes and are for children of all ages!

Classical Up Close's Kids' Concerts
Classical Up Close’s Kids’ Concerts


Classical Up Close is a chamber music festival created and produced by members of the Oregon Symphony and friends. Their mission is to bring high-quality, live classical music to as many people as possible. They travel to neighborhoods all around the Portland metro area, holding concerts outside of the usual downtown concert hall, and every performance is free.​

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All programs subject to change without notice.

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