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jewish american heritage month

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month!

All Classical Portland’s diverse playlist includes music by Jewish American composers and musicians all year round. Throughout the month of May, we are recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month by shining a spotlight on some of the most extraordinary contributions to classical music by Jewish American artists.

Read on for some of the highlights you’ll hear this month when you tune in at 89.9FM in Portland or listen online at

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Following the Metropolitan Opera broadcast, join host Ed Goldberg for an eclectic mix of music, featuring works by Aaron Copland, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Throughout the day, hosts Warren Black, Brandi Parisi, and Christa Wessel will share some of their favorite works by Jewish American composers, including Joseph Achron, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and more.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Concert Hall with John Pitman features:

    • Ernest Bloch: Prayer (No. 1 from Jewish Life)
      (Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello Cellists of the London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Strings and Piano Obbligato
      (Seattle Symphony; Gerard Schwarz)
    • Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto
      (Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier)
    • Morton Gould: American Symphonette No. 2
      (Albany Symphony Orchestra; David Alan Miller)
    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Piano Trio in D, Opus 1
      (Pacific Trio)

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