Recent News and Updates

AMPLIFY album cover

All Classical Portland is thrilled to announce that the GRAMMY® award-winning Navona Records label will release AMPLIFY, our Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII)‘s inaugural album, on Friday, October 28, 2022! The album marks the 1,000th release from the PARMA Recordings label group. All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative is a response to the classical music industry’s […]

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All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII), launched in 2021, is amplifying artistic voices that deserve to be heard. Through RII: we are recording, releasing, and promoting classical music by women, composers of color, and others underrepresented in the industry. Since All Classical Portland launched RII in 2021, there has been an outpouring of support […]

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RII logo

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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Recording Souvenirs

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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Jasmine Barnes and Yoko Greeney

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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Monica Ohuchi

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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