Stream The Week

A guide to the week's best concerts (plus a playlist) for Sept. 10-16


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 The Baseball Project, Dressy Bessy, Zeus [TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME] Baseball has always been a sport that draws a very passionate fan base, and sorta-local rock supergroup the Baseball ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Sept. 3-9.


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 Salif Keita  [MANDINKA MASTER] One of the reigning deities of Afropop, the Mansa of Mali, Salif Keita, who just turned 65, is still innovating. After earlier incorporating funk, jazz, ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

City of Portland Cancels Oregon Symphony's Annual Waterfront Concert


Mayor Charlie Hales' budget included a sour note for the Oregon Symphony—there's no money for its annual waterfront concert.The free annual concert at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, sponsored by the city and the launch of the symphony's season, was set for Aug. 29. Last year's program included both the Portland Youth Philharmonic Program and the Oregon Symphony, and included performances of works ...   More
Monday, June 17, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Requiem for a Conductor 


Arts & Books

More than almost any other single figure, long-time Oregon Symphony music director James DePreist, who died Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. from complications following open heart surgery last spring, helped vault the state's major music institution to national prominence. He was 76.

During the years he led the orchestra, from 1980 to 2003, DePreist helped transform the OSO from a minor regional ...   More
Sunday, February 10, 2013 BRETT CAMPBELL

Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.

It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Artbreaker

A ballerina, a best-seller and a violinist take high culture slumming.

Cover Story
Fall is the snootiest season. In summer, Portlanders drink cheap red wine in the park while watching Top Gun on an inflatable screen or take their kids to...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Pearls After a Lazy Lunch

How will an Oregon Symphony violinist do as a downtown busker?

It’s just after noon on a gorgeous late summer Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and one of the best and most versatile violinists on the West Coast is getting ready to do some busking. Dre   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 BRETT CAMPBELL

Oregon Symphony to Play Big Apple in 2011, 2013


Arts & Books
The Oregon Symphony hasn't even completed its historic first performance at Carnegie Hall this May—but it's already going again in 2013. The orchestra announced Wednesday that it had been chosen to participate in the first and third Spring for Music gatherings that include other worthy North American orchestras from Baltimore, Albany, Cincinnati and elsewhere. "To be invited twice is clear proof ...   More
Thursday, February 17, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL

Live Reviews: Oregon Symphony's "Bach, Beethoven and Bernstein"

Oregon Symphony's music director, Carlos Kalmar, adroitly conducts a program that spans old and contemporary masterpieces. The orchestra captures the grace and spirit of the dances in Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 4. The symphony's premiere of Bernstein's dramatic 1949 Symphony No. 2 was lively, and Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein, who at fourteen was the youngest student at Berklee College ...   More
Monday, October 19, 2009 WW Editorial Staff


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