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MusicWatch Monthly: October Surprises

Classical mainstays move into their seasons, a choir dissents, new music sounds out, electronica and rock get experimental, plus jazz and post-punk.

Oregon Bach Festival: Weathering the Storm

Emerging from the pandemic and into its second half-century, Eugene’s summer music extravaganza pulled off worthy concerts while seeking new artistic leadership.

Stage & Studio: ‘Beatrice’ – A New Opera

Dmae Lo Roberts talks in her new podcast with the creators of Portland Opera To Go’s new opera for young people, about the pioneering Portland Black leader Beatrice Morrow Cannady.

Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia at Makrokosmos 8. Photo by Orlando Romulo Sanchez.

Unusual and often terrifying: Makrokosmos 8

The annual mini-festival of contemporary music celebrated its eighth year with five hours of music at PICA, featuring compositions from across Latin America.

Rattling the rafters in the barn

The Oregon Symphony’s Zach Galatis and friends raise the roof in the kickoff show of this summer’s Concerts in the Barn.