November 13, 2018

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Portland Youth Philharmonic: The American Scene

Portland’s locally-grown orchestra since 1924 opens its landmark 95th season with distinguished composer William Grant Still’s The Far West from his larger suite The American Scene. Written in 1957, by “the Dean of African-American composers,” The Far West evokes the age-old cultures and natural beauty of America’s West Coast. Still, who was of Spanish, Native… More

Capella Romana: They are at Rest

They are at Rest: A Remembrance of the 1918 Armistice English conductor Guy Protheroe returns to direct Cappella Romana in a concert of profound sacred works by British composers to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the Great War. FREE pre-concert talk and discussion with Guy Protheroe 1 hour prior to each performance…. More

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45th Parallel: Autumn Music

Virtuosity is in the air with the debut of the Arcturus Quintet, featuring American masterworks for winds by Jennifer Higdon, Irving Fine, and Samuel Barber. This is a double concert with Ambient Resonances           BUY TICKETS November 9th, 2018 at 7:00 PM, The Old Church

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Portland Piano International: Boris Giltburg

Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling interpreter. Critics have praised his “singing line, variety of touch and broad dynamic palette capable of great surges of energy” (Washington Post). At home in repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Shostakovich, in recent years he has been increasingly recognized… More

Oregon Symphony: Tchaikovsky v. Drake

Classical music meets hip-hop in this symphonic mashup from visionary composer and conductor Steve Hackman. Three vocalists and a rap artist join the Oregon Symphony to meld Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Fifth Symphony with more than a dozen Drake hits, including “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Started from the Bottom,” creating a musical journey that seamlessly… More

Portland Opera: La Traviata

A crown jewel of grand opera, La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry as she falls deeply in love with Alfredo Germont. Haunted by her reputation and illness, Violetta navigates sexual politics and confronts societal expectations as she braves the most broken of hearts. Buy Tickets Now! Keller… More

John Pitman reviews Zealot Chronicles: An Oratorio for Tolerance

Winner of the 2018 Grammy for Best Choral Performance, The Crossing has just recorded an oratorio with a text that resonates with our times. Conductor Donald Nally is John Pitman’s guest, discussing “Zealot Chronicles, an oratorio for tolerance” by Lansing McLoskey. The composer based the text on “Twelve Canticles for the Zealot” by Nigerian Nobel… More

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Oregon Symphony: Petrushka

The tale of Petrushka comes to life with exhilarating stage creations by Doug Fitch, weaving together themes of love, loneliness, and brutality, all set against the hustle and bustle of St. Petersburg’s Shrovetide Fair. Classical Series Concert Carlos Kalmar, conductor Doug Fitch, creative director         The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Saturday, November… More

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Newport Symphony Orchestra: Bella Italia

The Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean, conducted by Adam Flatt with guest artist Katherine Evans, trumpet and piccolo trumpet, will perform music of Schubert, Ravel, Hertel, Hovhaness and Mendelssohn. The Newport Symphony Orchestra, which began in 1988, is the only year-round, professional symphony orchestra on the Oregon coast. This occasion marks the first performance… More

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Scottish Symphony No. 3

Experience the return of local piano virtuoso Dimitri Zhgenti in Khachaturian’s exciting and dramatic Piano Concerto. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 features the styles of Scottish folk music, providing gorgeous brass chorales within the majestic string sections.               BUY TICKETS Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 3:00 PM Sunday, November 4th,… More