October 19, 2017

Saturday Matinee

Ed Goldberg is back this week, with two of England’s greatest composers:  William Walton, and his music for Henry V; and Vaughan Williams, with Serenade to Music, a setting of a scene from The Merchant of Venice. Also featured: Valentina Lisitsa plays film melodies by Michael Nyman, including The Piano, and Drowning by Numbers.  There’s… More

The Score: Apocalypse

This week on The Score, we are attacked by the elements!  Host Edmund Stone shares music to movies including Finest Hour, Twister, Towering Inferno, Perfect Storm, Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, and more. The Score airs Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm.

On Deck with Young Musicians

Last Winter we met an 18-year old singer named Josephine West and learned how she got her start with music by singing and chanting in her family’s Greek Orthodox Church.  Josephine has since gotten married: she’s now Josephine Breen. We’ll revisit her in this episode of “On Deck” and learn what else has changed in… More

Club Mod: Catalunya

Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa sings music by Fernando Obradors, pianist Stephen Hough plays music by Federico Mompou, guitarist Lily Afshar plays a Scherzo composed for her by José Joaquín Brotons, and more. Robert McBride hosts Saturday, October 7 at 9 pm.

Played in Oregon

This week on Played in Oregon, host Brandi Parisi presents one of the most moving works written in the last ten years: David Lang’s Passion based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Match Girl. This work won the 2008 Pulitzer. Last spring it was performed by the PSU Chamber Choir… (also from that concert, works… More

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios

Cirque du Soleil presents Kurios, A World of Curiosities to Unravel. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space, and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. Performances August 24 through… More

Portland’5 & CMNW: American Brass Quintet

Portland’5 and Chamber Music Northwest partner to present the American Brass Quintet. Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” the  Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time. The Quintet will perform a variety of music from 16th-century canons to work by Joan Tower. The performance is Friday,… More

PBO: Mozart’s Requiem

Music, like fashion, swings back and forth like a pendulum through time: some eras are passionate and fiery, others restricted and emotionally restrained. Breaking with the restraint of the classical period, nothing feels timid or conservative about Mozart’s Requiem. Timpani, strings, brass, chorus, soloists–all are brought to bear on the Latin text’s plea for peace… More

Chamber Orchestra Dance Party!

Oregon Symphony musicians dust off their chamber orchestra chops! The OSO’s talented young associate conductor, Norman Huynh leads a crack crew of Oregon Symphony musicians in a thrilling program of some of history’s great ballet scores for chamber orchestra. The program includes Copland’s ground breaking ballet suite, Appalachian Spring for 13 musicians, Stravinsky’s riveting Pulcinella,… More

Oregon Symphony: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition on a giant screen, while the Oregon Symphony orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the… More