All Classical Radio James Depreist
July 2021
Seattle Opera Pagliacci

Opera: There and Back Again

Renegade Opera’s “Orfeo in Underland” chronicles a tragic and transcendent journey to the afterlife.

Sing a song of Dante

ArtsWatch Weekly: A musical trip in a funhouse mirror, talking about “Lorelei,” creative laureates & more.

Letters & lunches: About Ursula

A Portland gathering honors the great writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Here’s what one of her best friends had to say.

Chamber of Musical Delights

From world premieres to brilliant performances, highlights of July’s Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

A killer of a party on the radio

Imago takes Carol Triffle’s newest play offstage and onto radio. A cast member explores how and why they dunnit.

Rosetta: The making of a musical

Jenn Grinels and Merideth Kaye Clark discuss the concert version of a musical about a woman who fought in the Civil War.

Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.

Third Angle on the farm: If else, go out

Third Angle is coming out swinging for the return to live music, kicking off on July 11 at Topaz Farm with the three mini concerts of Fresh Air Fest. It was a much-needed retreat up to Sauvie Island for a midsummer Sunday

An operatic fade of memory

A singer grapples with Alzheimer’s in the new chamber opera “A Song by Mahler” at Chamber Music Northwest.

A century of Oregon painters

ArtsWatch Weekly: A dive into the state’s art history; farewell to Carlton Jackson; guts, glory & opera; more

Bringing Grit and Guts to Opera

On an overcast morning last March, Dr. Lisa Neher took to the streets of Tigard to film a short opera she had composed called Momentum.

Abundance under blacklights

Morgan Rosskopf and Manu Torres’s “Color Burn” at Well Well Projects celebrates maximalism and artificiality.

Amy Anderson, vice president of Alsea Bay Center for the Arts, prepares banners in her home studio for hanging in downtown Waldport. Photo by: Cheri Brubaker/YachatsNews.com

Waldport banners build community

Colorful banners hanging from downtown lamp posts are the Alsea Bay Center for the Arts’ first project.

MusicWatch Monthly: Reopening the Rubicon

In the opening remarks at last week’s Makrokosmos festival, pianist and co-Artistic-Director Saar Ahuvia said, “live music is finally back.” That is true, with an asterisk.

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