Diving into the moment of creation: Priti Gandhi and Damien Geter lead Portland Opera out of Covid and into a new season
The opera opens with a new artistic director, a new interim music director, a fresh slate of forward-looking priorities – and an old standby in “Tosca.”
ArtsWatch Weekly: The doors swing open on live shows, PDX/NYC Tony connection, monthly guides & more.
ArtsWatch Weekly: We’re emerging, but into what? The culture, and the arts world, consider the possibilities.
As audiences emerge tentatively from Covid, Portland Opera roars out of seclusion with big changes.
With vaccines on the rise, the Oregon Symphony plans a fall return to the Schnitz – and has more news.
In 30 years of covering Portland Opera, Angela Allen writes, “I’ve never seen such a compelling program.”
ArtsWatch Weekly: Ready or not, things are opening. Plus Lillian Pitt & Friends, opera breaks out, poetry time.
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…
The ups, downs, disasters, trends, outrages, and triumphs of Oregon arts & culture in a tortuous year.
Cut to December: It didn’t get less weird. Seeing the music and larger worlds from our almost front-row seats.
When the pandemic struck it seemed music news would dry up. But musicians found new ways to connect.
Portland Opera’s free online recital series “Live From the Hampton Opera Center” goes contemporary.
ArtsWatch Weekly: Passing art forward, Josie Seid’s America, Don Latarski’s wild art, remembering Bruce Browne.
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!”
With so many performances going online, our news roundup follows suit with video and audio from Oregon musicians for your home streaming enjoyment
Chamber Music Northwest, Oregon Bach Fest lead parade of summer shows from onstage to online.
ArtsWatch Weekly: Planning for post-Covid culture; pancakes & the art of dissent; good things come in multiples.
Damien Geter’s “An African American Requiem”: Part Three of a three-part interview with the composer.
Damien Geter’s “An African American Requiem”: Part Two of a three-part interview with the composer.
ArtsWatch Weekly: Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 are reshaping the arts world.