November 21, 2017

Played in Oregon

Join host Brandi Parisi for a very special installment of Played in Oregon, featuring three different performances by the Claremont Trio of works by three different women from this year’s Chamber Music Northwest summer fesival. The dynamic program includes a world premiere by Kati Agocs, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio, and four folk songs by Gabriela… More

Played in Oregon: Featuring Arvo Pärt

One of the most celebrated living composers, Arvo Pärt composes music that provides a contemplative and beautiful oasis in the midst of today’s busy world. Perfect for an autumn afternoon, this week’s Played in Oregon, airing Sunday at 1pm, features the Ensemble of Oregon performing an all-Pärt concert from last March.  The elegiac Stabat Mater, other-worldly Wallfahrtsleid and reverential Missa Syllabica… More

John Pitman Recommends…

Violinist Tomás Cotik, Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University, was born in Argentina.  But that doesn’t mean that he grew up loving the tango.  It took living in another country – Germany, to be exact – to develop that love for his home country’s signature musical style.  Mr. Cotik chats with music director… More

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: The Alcotts

Mark Adamo’s first opera, in 1998, was Little Women, based on the story written by Louisa May Alcott, about growing up in New England after the American Civil War. He also made a concert suite of music from the opera, called Alcott Music. We’ll hear that at Club Mod this week, as well as The… More

Played in Oregon

This week on Played in Oregon an all-Part concert with the Ensemble of Oregon, featuring the Stabat Mater, the Missa Syllabica and more. Brandi Parisi hosts Sunday, October 15 at 1 pm.

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.

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

FOCM: Pacifica Quartet

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices over the past two decades, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Winner of the 2009 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance, the Pacifica has become a favorite of Portland audiences. Friends of Chamber Music… 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