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MusicWatch Monthly: ‘The Flood is Following Me’

In which we discuss Niel DePonte’s chair change, Aminé with Oregon Symphony, Caroline Shaw at The Reser, PCSO premieres Nicole Buetti, Cappella Romana premieres Robert Kyr, Young Composers Project alumni with FNM and MYS and PYP, Dvořák galore, and more.

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.

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.

MusicWatch Monthly: Get outside

As vaccination rates rise and infection rates fall, Oregon’s music world starts to take to the great outdoors.

MusicWatch Monthly: Labors of love

Shining a light on rose gardens Oregon musicians are tending; listening to Kenji Bunch on behalf of the City of Roses.

MusicWatch Weekly: The living

On the opposite of “the dead.” Living music, the “quick,” the good stuff: paying living performers, promoting living composers, responding to living audiences.

MusicWatch Weekly: What (else) is going on?

Last week we talked all about how everyone should be making albums right now, and hopefully you all nodded your heads and muttered, “hell yeah!”

MusicWatch Monthly: Sour grapes

Let’s talk about the part of the music industry most directly impacted by The Troubles: the shuttered venues where we no longer gather and share musical ecstasy. But let’s be honest…

MusicWatch Weekly: Virtual Classical

Oregon musical performances may be suspended, but Oregon music plays on. Oregon classical musicians aren’t letting a little thing like a deadly pandemic and total cancellation of live performances stop them from bringing the sounds. Tonight, Friday May 8, at 10 pm,

MusicWatch Monthly: Mayday!

Strikes, unions, mega-corporations and the unpaid labors of love (with a tip of the hat to Bandcamp).

Photo: IATSE Local 28 Schnitz Crew. Courtesy of Charles Noble.

MusicWatch Weekly: The Apocalypse will be livestreamed

First of all, how are you? Eating enough? Staying inside and entertained? Called your friends and/or family lately? Good. Let’s start by collectively admitting that we’re Not Doing Alright. It’s been a busy two weeks since last we spoke, dear reader: schools

MusicWatch Weekly: Stay home!

Bad news, everyone! No, it’s not quite the end of the world. But, yes, shows are being canceled.

Roselit Bone

MusicWatch Monthly: American mestizaje

Defining “American”: Caroline Shaw, nyckelharpa and hardanger fiddle, Carnatic voice & violin, harps & drums, American gothick.

MusicWatch Weekly: Federale February

Normally we like to contain all our monthly previews in one tidy column. But since February starts this weekend, we’d like to tell you all about the first stretch of Februarial concerts now–and we’ll tell you about the rest of the month

MusicWatch Weekly: The fanfare zone

Tonight, tonight, tonight! Your busy music editor has to miss a bunch of cool stuff tonight, dear reader: I’ll be schlepping gongs and playing reyong with Gamelan Wahyu Dari Langit, opening for Wet Fruit at Mississippi Studios. If you followed our adventures

Neil Peart

MusicWatch Weekly: Farewell to the king

In which we bid adieu to Neil Peart and comfort ourselves with winey classical marimba, saturnalian psalms, and an operatic sistah.

Prototype of 45th Parallel's 'Les Boreades' performance space, designed by Brad Johnson and Glowbox. Photo courtesy of 45th Parallel.

MusicWatch Monthly: Second winter descends

Oregon has two winters as well as two summers. We’ve just wrapped up First Winter: the time when it hasn’t gotten too terribly cold and miserable, holiday cheer is in the air, and everybody’s all excited for the solstice and the new

MusicWatch Holidays: Auld lang syne

New Year’s Eve, like Death, is the great equalizer. We all celebrate the solstice-adjacent holidays differently–Christmas, Kwanzaa, Yule, Festivus, Hogswatch, and so on–but those of us who follow the Gregorian calendar all come to the end of 2019 at more or less

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