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Chamber Music NW's Winter Festival is the Cure for Short Days and Dark Nights

Promising 15 "thrilling" masterpieces spread across five concerts, Artistic Director David Shifrin kicks off the annual festival with Beethoven and concludes with Brahms. Our preview has more.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/22/2015


PoMo Picks: January's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

The Decemberists release a new album, pop culture meets Chekov, and Chamber Music Northwest brings back record-breaking numbers of classical fans

  • By Matthew Schonfeld and Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/05/2015


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 31–Aug 3

Pabst sells tickets to Modest Mouse on the cheap, Pickathon rocks out, and the Great Horror Campout terrifies thrill-seekers for 12 straight hours.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/31/2014


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3–6

The Waterfront Blues Fest kicks off a Summer of Soul, Lauryn Hill never grows old, First Thursday brings the sun, and comedy's prodigal son Ian Karmel returns.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/02/2014


Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 07/01/2014


5 Portland Arts Ensembles With Global Followings

We may take them for granted, but some of Portland’s best artists and ensembles are beloved around the world.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/01/2014


Review: Pianist Stephen Hough

While standing ovations are virtually pro forma at Portland concerts, the one given to this acclaimed British pianist was well deserved.

  • By Thomas Cobb
  • Published 04/08/2014


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 13–16

Zombies in love, XRAY.fm launch party, steamy tango, ticket alerts, and Live Wire turns 10 with Fred Armisen, Sherman Alexie, and Sallie Ford and her new band.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/13/2014


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

  • By Erik Maurer
  • Published 02/06/2014


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5-8

Holiday shows continue to launch, First Thursday ignores the chill, and three veteran bands show rock isn't just for the kids.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 12/05/2013


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

First Thursday, Wordstock, Samurai's at the art museum, Steve Martin, and the Pet Shop Boys makes the weekend too much to handle.

  • By Nathan Tucker, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/03/2013


Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

  • Published 08/20/2013


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 11–14

Robots! Monsters! Tiki drinks! Cellos! Fruit! Festivals! Pace yourself because there are entirely too many worthy happenings this weekend.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 07/11/2013


Guide to Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival

We talk with CMNW artistic director David Shifrin about this year's not-to-miss shows. Thru July 28

  • By Claire Gordon
  • Published 06/27/2013


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 20–23

Cute cats! Classical culture! Fears and phobias! The Builders and the Butchers! It's going to be a busy weekend.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 06/19/2013


Piano Virtuoso and Style Icon Lola Astanova Heats Up Portland

Check out a slide show of the young Russian-American’s propensity for flair. She plays the Gerding Theater June 10.

  • By Claire Gordon
  • Published 06/04/2013


Ida Haendel's Stringed Saga

A brief look at the amazing 85-year career of the accomplished violinist

  • By Gino Cerruti
  • Published 05/01/2013


Spring Arts Guide 2013

A fun-filled guide to the season's 25 most exciting shows with hosts MarchFourth Marching Band.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/15/2013
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