Thursdays @ Three - Past Performances

CMMW Verona Quartet

Portland Opera Orfeo preview & Verona Quartet

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).

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra & Aquilon Music Festival artists

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.

Portland Opera and Chamber Music Northwest

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.

A Feast of Festivals!

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.

Astoria Music Festival preview plus DUO Stephanie and Saar

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.

Portland Opera: Faust

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.

45th Parallel with Greg Ewer & Sam Park

May 24th, 2018

This week on Thursdays @ Three, All Classical Portland welcomes 45th Parallel and Bridge City Four to the studio. With emphasis on small ensembles and creative programming, 45th Parallel seeks to bring Portland’s rich chamber music culture out of the living room and onto the stage. Violinist Greg Ewer and violist Kenji Bunch will be performing duets in anticipation of their upcoming concert, Florestan + Friends, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:30 PM at The Old Church. We will also hear Greg Ewer and violinist Sam Park play duos by Jean-Marie Leclair.

PSU Chamber Choir and Sophiko Simsive

May 17th, 2018

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.