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Zlatomir Fung and Gloria Chien performed at The Reser for CMNW 2022. Photo by Tom Emerson.

A beginner every day: Considering Zlatomir Fung

The 23-year-old cellist’s recent visit to Oregon for Chamber Music Northwest included concerts, a master class, an afternoon with four cellists even younger than him, and “one of the best string recitals” Soovin Kim has ever heard.

JJ Kirkpatrick.

The Jazz Scene, part three: The ones who got away

Young, talented and the future of jazz, they were mentored by Portland music royalty. They learned to bang out “Back at the Chicken Shack,” “Green Dolphin Street” and “Autumn Leaves,” to listen carefully to the jazz greats, to practice diligently and often,

Megumi Stohs Lewis, Kenji Bunch, Sasha Callahan, and Leo Eguchi at J.Christopher Wines Barrell Room in 2016. Photo by Dan Lewis.

A harmonious match for the senses

In its sixth season, the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival will go hybrid this year, with live and virtual concerts from Aug. 7 through Sept 4.  For safety’s sake, live concert audiences in Oregon wine country are limited — cut in half

Bass-baritone Damien Geter.

Songs of Love and Justice

Though each of the six pieces is contemporary — written in the late 20th and early 21st centuries — Geter chose somewhat established works as well as freshly minted ones…

Angela Niederloh as Julia Child in Bon Appetit! Photo by Kate Szrom.

Breathing fresh air

“An American Quartet” of short comic operas? Yes, indeed, thank you very much.

Vision 2020: Niel DePonte

The Oregon percussionist, composer, and conductor for more than 40 years thinks about thorny issues ahead.

PSU Opera staged the new opera "Mirror Game." Photo by Joe Cantrell.

A game of reflections

Mirror Game, a new opera commissioned by Portland State University’s Opera program, made its world premiere Nov. 29 in PSU’s Lincoln Hall Studio Theater. The opera is an intriguing effort to bring women into the limelight in a male-dominated tech world. The

Luis Chapa as B.F. Pinkerton and Hiromi Omura as Cio-Cio-San in Portland Opera's 2019 production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Cory Weaver/Portland Opera.

The warhorse dilemma

Portland Opera’s “Butterfly” has melody, familiarity, and style. But does it surprise?

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