Music

Opera, Albina, and Architecture

The director and composer discuss their new opera “Sanctuaries” and staging it outside Memorial Coliseum.

Andrea Reinkemeyer. Photo by Jeff Kennell.

On the Nature of Earth and Grief

Andrea Reinkemeyer’s music isn’t daunted by nature—even when nature is at its most disgusting, frightening and overwhelming.

Now Hear This: September 2021 edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists. This time around: lowkey collaborations, Gothic chamber-folk, Neo-psychedelia, and plenty more–just in time for Bandcamp’s next Fee Free First Friday.

Where utopia is present

Portland future-pop/R&B artist Jan Julius talks with Robert Ham about music, life, a new album, and utopia.

Now Hear This: August 2021 edition

Now Hear This is a monthly column that scours the pages of music distributor Bandcamp, looking for new work from local artists that would make fine additions to your digital library. This time around, that includes smoldering hip-hop, unaffected bluegrass, experimental music

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

Opera: There and Back Again

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

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