Recent News and Updates

All Classical Portland is thrilled to announce that the Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) has been named the winner of Current’s 2021 Local that Works contest! RII was selected out of over 100 public service media organizations from across the United States, and voted the winner at Current’s Grand Finale on November 9, 2021.  Local that Works recognizes excellence in media content, community engagement, […]

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Our final recording of RII featured a first for us – a string quartet! Violinist Inés Voglar, violinist Keiko Araki, violist Hillary Oseas, and cellist Nancy Ives worked with Composer in Residence Keyla Orozco to capture the magic of her composition, Souvenirs. Made up of nine miniatures, Souvenirs tells the stories of places Keyla has lived or visited: […]

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Recording sessions for Composer in Residence Jasmine Barnes’ piece, Taking Names, took place in late August 2021. In the studio were soprano Karen Slack and pianist Yoko Greeney, along with Producer Suzanne Nance, Creative Consultant Mara Miller, Bodecker’s Creative Director Chris Funk, and Engineer Adam Lee. This powerful work features lyrics by Shana Oshiro. All photos […]

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We were thrilled to welcome our first Composer in Residence to Portland in July 2021: Lauren McCall! Her work, A Spark and a Glimmer, came to life at Bodecker’s Halfling Studio in NW Portland. Pictured musicians are pianist Monica Ohuchi, violinist Caitlin Edwards, and cellist Pansy Chang; all pictures by Christine Dong.

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