October 22, 2017

On Deck with Young Musicians

Jude Dow-Hygelund is a 12-year old pianist from Junction City who Christa met over the summer at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists.  Jude was one of the winners of that camp’s concerto competition, which gave him the honor of performing as soloist with the YMA Orchestra. You can meet this exceptional young man (and hear part… More

Club Mod: Virtuous Virtuosity

Ask any musician and they’ll tell you: some music is very difficult to perform. Sometimes virtuosic showpieces are shallow, show-off devices, but other times composers create things difficult to realize just because they’re working with complex ideas. Examples on this program include violinist Augustin Hadelich playing Bela Bartok, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis playing Elliott Carter, guitarist… More

Played in Oregon

This week on Played in Oregon more music from the 2017 summer Brittfest concert series in Jacksonville, Oregon…. One of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos is on the program and Peter Tchaikovsky’s massive Symphony number 6, the Pathetique. Music from the Britt Pavilion under the stars, this week for Played in Oregon. Brandi Parisi hosts Sunday, October 15… More

The Score: Something Strange…

Yes, Something Strange in the Neighborhood! Edmund Stone features music to movies that showcase a few rather odd people who share communities in some Hollywood films, including The Addams Family, Monsters vs Aliens, Let the Right One In, and more. Coming your way on The Score, Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm.

OSO Broadcast

This year the The Washington Post declared:  “The essence of Augustin Hadelich’s playing is beauty… revealing something from a plane beyond ours.” In September the gifted violinist returned to Portland to play the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Oregon Symphony, and that concert is the first of the season we’ll be sharing with you on All… More

OBT: Rhapsody in Blue & Never Stop Falling (In Love)

Oregon Ballet Theatre invites you to enter a world of love and secrets, passionate American jazz, and heart-stopping dance. It is a steamy double bill that can only be the result of another exciting collaboration between OBT Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte, Concert Pianist Thomas Lauderdale, and Portland’s own “little orchestra” – Pink Martini! Performances October… More

Portland Piano International: Yekwon Sunwoo

Gold medalist of the fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is hailed for his “total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music,” and hopes to convey… More

OSO: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

The Oregon Symphony Orchestra presents Shostakovich’s most popular symphony, created when he and his country were under extreme duress. Add Saint-Saëns’ cello concerto performed by Johannes Moser, one of the finest young cellists today, and you’ve got an evening that will be long remembered. Performances Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 14, 15, and 16 at… More

Cappella Romana: Tchaikovsky

Benedict Sheehan, an emerging authority on Russian Orthodox singing and music director at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery in Pennsylvania, makes his Cappella Romana debut with selections from Tchaikovsky’s groundbreaking All-Night Vigil, Op. 52, and his transcendent Nine Sacred Pieces. Performances Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis St. Portland, and… More

Oregon Repertory Singers

Oregon Repertory Singers begins its 44th season with Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, a profound and meditative setting emphasizing a peaceful passing into paradise.  Accompanying the Requiem is a collection of music by composers from the Pacific Northwest, including the Northwest premiere of a setting of Dana Gioia’s “Prayer” by National Medal of Arts winner and Portland native Morten… More