Category Archives: For Fun

Five LGBTQI+ Artists You Need to Know

Five LGBTQI+ Artists You Need to Know

In honor of Pride Month, and all year round, join All Classical in celebrating LGBTQI+ musical artists who provide so much joy, talent, and beauty to our collective soundscape. As we come together to enjoy the station’s catalog of diverse programming, let’s get to know a few of the LGBTQI+ artists who regularly grace our… More

Christa Wessel interview with Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims

Christa Wessel Meets Thomas Lauderdale & The Pilgrims

Host Christa Wessel spoke with Pink Martini bandleader and Portland pianist Thomas Lauderdale about his new collaboration album with legendary Portland surf rockers Satan’s Pilgrims. Over 25 years in the making, the new album, Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims, features new takes on beloved standards such as Night and Day, Malagueña, and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody… More

Hunter Noack and Kim Stafford for All Classical Portland’s Poetry Project 2023: The Improv Sessions

All Classical Portland’s Poetry Project 2023: The Improv Sessions

Host Suzanne Nance is celebrating National Poetry Month on Sunday Brunch throughout April with music and poetry by Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford and pianist Hunter Noack (All Classical Portland’s 2019 Artist in Residence). Plus, enjoy beautiful music by Leoš Janáček, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and more. Join us every Sunday in April at 10:00 AM PT for All Classical… More

Maria Garcia's Five "Must Listen To" Women Composers

María García’s Five “Must Hear” Women Composers

All Classical Portland is proud to announce that the station has extended pianist María García‘s residency! In honor of Women’s History Month, she is shining a spotlight on five incredible composers. What is history? Who has been in charge of telling these stories, and how have those choices shaped us? Stories are not created in… More

Spotlight image: Sophie Lippert performing

Music in Tel Aviv: An Insider’s Perspective

Sophie Lippert, concert pianist and All Classical Portland’s International Arts Correspondent, is currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel. In this edition of Musician Abroad, she takes us on a journey through Tel Aviv’s live music scene. Moving from Portland to Tel Aviv has been an incredible experience. I’ve immersed myself in Israeli society—seeking out sights and… More

The cast of The City Wears a Slouch Hat

John Cage’s ‘The City Wears a Slouch Hat’

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, host Andrea Murray presented at a very special episode of Club Mod, featuring the recent live performance of John Cage and Kenneth Patchen‘s 1942 radio play The City Wears a Slouch Hat, performed by some of your favorite All Classical Portland hosts as part of 45th Parallel Universe‘s Radio Happening event. This episode of Club Mod also featured interviews with All Classical Portland Artist… More

RII on KGW's Hello, Rose City!

RII & AMPLIFY on KGW-TV’s Hello, Rose City!

Thank you to KGW-TV host Lacey Evans and the entire Hello, Rose City! team for welcoming All Classical Portland President & CEO Suzanne Nance and Recording Inclusivity Initiative Chair Adam Eccleston on their program to discuss RII and our first-ever album AMPLIFY! The groundbreaking album is now available to purchase in the All Classical Portland Gift Shop, and available to stream and download on your favorite… More

Classical Hobbies

In the world of classical music, it’s easy to get lost in the mystique and lore surrounding its musical figures. At All Classical Portland, we strive to connect to the real, living humans behind the music. What better way to get acquainted with these renowned composers than through their hobbies? Perhaps in doing so, we… More

Arts Blog: Musical Friendships Johann Strauss II and Johannes Brahms

Musical Friendships

In A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Henry David Thoreau described friendship: “They cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.”  So much beautiful music has come to the world through the mutual encouragement of friends. In this post, we will explore some historic friendships in classical music, when great… More

National Kazoo Day

The History and Humor of the Kazoo

This month, we celebrate an important milestone for humankind: almost 170 years of kazooing! January 28th is National Kazoo Day, and you know what that means — it’s time for us to dive into the history, humor, “how,” and “why” of one of the world’s funniest musical inventions. Let’s get to it!


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