Zakir Hussain’s renowned ‘Masters of Percussion’ brings global drumbeats to Portland
Zakir Hussain will be bringing his critically-acclaimed “Masters of Percussion” tour to Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on March 21. Attendees can not only expect musicians seamlessly blending rhythms and melodies together during the show, but also a musical conversation that introduces new percussionist forces.
Yo-Yo Ma to kick off Oregon Symphony’s 2023-24 season
The symphony announced the guest musicians joining its classical lineup for the season, as well as details of its plans for performances linked to pop culture.
Newport symphony debuts orchestral ode to nature and history
This weekend’s world premiere uses music to explore the painful past treatment of Indigenous peoples who once made Oregon’s Yakona Nature Preserve their homeland.
Oregon Symphony performs tradition-challenging ‘The Firebird’
Stravinsky’s 1910 rule-breaking ballet score comes to Portland.
Inaugural census will track Oregon music industry’s economic impact
Through Jan. 15, commercial music workers including musicians, producers and venue owners, can make some noise in the first Oregon Commercial Music Census. The goal is to present policymakers with hard data on how well the music economy is doing across the state.
Pink Martini’s Portland New Year’s Eve tradition returns, with local all-stars and a rediscovered film
Audiences will have a chance to watch "Destino," an animated film by by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney, backed by an updated score.
Seminal Portland hip-hop artist Mic Crenshaw on the art of making a difference
Respected hip hop artist, Portland Poetry Slam champion and educator Mic Crenshaw uses his creativity to encourage emerging artists and support local and global activism.
What’s new, what’s old, and what’s on our OPB holiday playlists
There is no denying that holiday music has staying power: just ask Mariah Carey whose 30-year-old song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," is back on the charts this month. And for the third year in a row, OPB's Christmas music guru, JT Griffith, is here to guide us through this very niche musical genre.
A conversation on identity and music with Nabil Ayers
While on a book tour stop in Portland, the memoir author spoke about his complex upbringing.
More than 200 tuba players gather in downtown Portland for Tuba Christmas
We'll hear from the conductor of Tuba Christmas to tell us the history of the free public concert in Portland and hear a few songs played by a quartet in studio.