December 31st, 1969
July 26th, 2018
Angela Brown personifies the ideal soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; and shimmering, high pianissimos. With a charming personality larger than life, she unites opera, pops, and gospel in one sensational voice. A featured artist on the Grammy Award® winning recording Ask Your Mama, Angela’s international reputation continues to grow. Her highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Aida captured instant attention from international print and broadcast media and catapulted Angela onto the world’s prestigious opera and symphonic stages.
Ms. Brown graces our studio in advance of her appearance in Portland Summerfest’s Opera in the Park performance of Puccini’s Tosca.
We’re delighted to present pianist Daniel Hsu, who appears in Chamber Music Northwest’s 2018 Summer Festival. Mr. Hsu, a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, is a fast-rising pianist who was recently named the First Prize winner at the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition. He has earned top prizes in numerous other competitions, most recently the Bronze medal at the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and first prize at the San Jose International Piano Competition, Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition and San Francisco Chopin Competition.
July 19th, 2018
Portland Opera preview: Revisit one of the oldest stories ever told in this mythological journey. The wedding of Orfeo and Euridice ends tragically when she is bitten by a snake and dies. Heartbroken, Orpheus travels to the underworld. Armed with only his lyre, he must charm the furies of Hades, ghosts of the dead, and a three-headed dog before he can try to bring her back to the world of the living.
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival presents: Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet—winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition—has quickly earned a stellar reputation as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music today for their “interpretive strength…robust characterization [and] commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald).
July 12th, 2018
The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, established in 2010, brings the beauty of mandolin music to audiences while providing opportunities for local musicians to perform. Join us to discover their delightfully distinctive sounds!
Aquilon Music Festival is based on the campus of Linfield College, in the heart of picturesque Oregon wine country. It is an intensive program dedicated to teaching and performing unknown and rarely-heard vocal repertoire. Today’s show features Hideki Yamaya, lute; Hannah Penn, mezzo soprano; and Ian Pomerantz, basso.
July 5th, 2018
Cenerentola is a storybook tale that is sure to charm audience members who are young, and young at heart. This new production of Rossini’s classic opera will glitter as brightly as Cinderella’s royal ball gown. Join Portland Opera for a Thursdays @ Three preview of their upcoming performances, which take place July 13 – 28.
Chamber Music Northwest’s 2018 Summer Festival (aka five weeks of extraordinary music celebrating the diversity of chamber music) is in full swing! The Festival presents the renowned Dover Quartet on today’s Thursdays @ Three.
June 28th, 2018
We’re delighted to present tasty samples from the “menus” of:
The Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival‘s upcoming third season of concerts. Today’s performance features violinists Sasha Callahan and Greg Ewer, violist Kenji Bunch, and cellist Leo Eguchi; and
Chamber Music Northwest’s 2018 Summer Festival, five weeks of extraordinary music celebrating the diversity of chamber music. Today’s show features the Kenari (saxophone) Quartet.
June 21st, 2018
We’ll present a brief preview of the Astoria Music Festival, which will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. Each June, the Festival produces a 17-day season of operatic, symphonic, and chamber music concerts. Programs are selected and conducted by Artistic Director Keith Clark, who invites major international soloists to perform as featured artists. The Astoria Music Festival has gained a national reputation for excellence, and is the only professional classical music presenter on Oregon’s North Coast.
Pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia collaborate as DUO Stephanie and Saar in performances noted for their artistic versatility, elegance and intellectual curiosity. As probing recording artists, the duo explores repertoire with concomitant classical and contemporary sensibilities. DUO Stephanie and Saar are the artistic directors of Makrokosmos Project, a new music festival in Portland, Oregon dedicated to American music and performances by Oregon-based performers and composers.
June 14th, 2018
There will be no live broadcast this week.
June 7th, 2018
Preview of Marylhurst University Music Program’s upcoming performances of Leonard Bernstein’s triumphant and controversial MASS, featuring acclaimed baritone Douglas Webster, with musical direction by Justin Smith.
May 31st, 2018
Lyricism and legend converge in one of the most popular operas of the last two centuries, Gounod’s unforgettable masterpiece, Faust. When the devil appears and offers Faust a second chance at youth in exchange for his soul, he makes the pact, and then uses his newfound powers to seduce the youthful and innocent Marguerite—with tragic consequences. Join Portland Opera for a Thursdays @ Three preview of their upcoming performances which take place June 8-16.