On May 17, Thursdays @ Three invites the PSU Chamber Choir and Portland Piano International’s Sophiko Simsive. Classics Today calls The Portland State Chamber Choir “amongst the finest choirs in the world.” Since its founding in 1975, the Chamber Choir has performed and competed in venues across the country and around the world, earning over 30 medals and awards in international choir competitions including being the only American choir to have won the Seghizzi International Competition for Choral Singing in Italy in 2013, and the Bali International Choral Festival in Indonesia in 2017. Their latest album The Doors of Heaven – Music of Eriks Esenvalds was released by Naxos, the largest Classical label in the world. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart (a first for a University choir), and was also a #1 seller on Amazon and iTunes. Apple Music added the album to it’s A-List Classical Playlist. Sophiko Simsive, one of Portland Piano International’s Rising Stars, will be playing the world premiere of “La Discothèque” by Kenji Bunch. Bunch will also be present to speak about his piece on-air.
Listen in to Thursdays @ Three May 17.