Classical Music

The Oregon Symphony Mashes Up Hungarian Opera and Chihuly's Glass Art

Bluebeard's Castle kicks off the new SoundSights series, which mixes classical music with work by Northwest visual artists.

09/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

Blind Pilot + Weird Portland Stories: October’s Pop Culture Hot List

The book, gallery show, and concerts you can’t miss this month

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 8–11

The inaugural Portland Black Music Festival, a slew of new plays, the return of comedian Shane Torres, and a pop-up art museum at Pioneer Courthouse Square—put your weekend pants on.

09/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, Michelle Porter, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 1–4

Fireworks and Tchaikovsky. A "truth booth" video confessional. Ages and Ages in a hometown show. A century-spanning collection of black art. Ready to send summer out, Portland?

09/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Kailla Coomes


7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann


Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman


Bach to the Future? The Oregon Symphony Looks for New Horizons

Can CEO Scott Showalter drive the symphony into a new era?

06/22/2015 By Fiona McCann


Classical Crooners: Boyz II Men Meets the Oregon Symphony

Boyz II Men are joining the Oregon Symphony for a night of symphonic soul. But how did this happy marriage come about? We comb through their respective timelines to find out what brought the nineties soulsters and our own Symphony together at last.

04/01/2015 By Rene Bermudez


Oregon Symphony Brings Video Game Music to the Schnitz

The Oregon Symphony plays music from the Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, and Halo on March 6 as part of a bid to reach beyond the classical community.

03/05/2015 By Rene Bermudez


Trey Anastasio Will Debut a World Premiere with the Oregon Symphony

On September 9, the Phish frontman will debut a new work for guitar and symphony before taking the piece to Seattle and LA’s Hollywood Bowl.

08/25/2014 By Aaron Scott


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.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker


John Williams Takes the Symphony to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

One of the greatest movie composers of all time comes to town to conduct songs from Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones, and more on April 28.

04/22/2014 By Peter Holmstrom


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20-23

The PDX Jazz Festival lures local and national talent, PIFF extends its run, and two local theater companies tackle heavy subject matter.

02/20/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker


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."

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–12

The Builders and the Butchers rock the Doug Fir, a piano phenom plays the Schnitz, PCS celebrates cultural misadventures, and the Art Gym explores modern Native American Art.

01/09/2014 By Nathan Tucker


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.

12/05/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.



Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

10/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


Review: "Portland's Indies" with the Oregon Symphony

Black Prairie, Holcombe Waller, and Mirah joined the symphony for a sonic celebration of the city's independent music scene.

10/21/2013 By Nathan Tucker