This past weekend, I played six performances of Magnus Lindberg’s craggy and forbidding (and insectile) Clarinet Quintet with my colleagues of Third Angle New Music (with the magnificent Louis DeMartino on clarinet) at Alvar Aalto’s magnificent library at Mount Angel Abbey. The reviews were glowing, and equally glowing are the photos that photographer/architect Tom Emerson delivered from the event – take a peek in the slideshow here.
I was given a rare opportunity to tour the partially completed studios of Portland’s beloved classical music station, Allclassical FM 89.9, with CEO Jack Allen, Program Director John Pittman and Edmund Stone, the host of the nationally syndicated film music show produced at Allclassical, The Score. I’m working on a feature post that should go up this coming Tuesday morning. I’m excited to tell you what’s going on down by the river at the Hampton Opera Center building, where KQAC will relocate this June. For now, a photo of the plans of the new station.