Celebrating 10 seasons of chamber music where you live, work, and play!
Classical Up Close celebrates its 10th Anniversary with an astounding festival of concerts designed by the musicians of the Oregon Symphony to celebrate their community and its supporters. Casual, intimate, and fun — every concert is full of unexpected surprises — and FREE!
Highlights for 2023 include special guests: Oregon Symphony’s Music Director, David Danzmayr takes to the piano to perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major (April 28); Soprano and All Classical President and CEO Suzanne Nance performing a selection of songs with members of the Oregon Symphony (May 10); and All Classical Portland’s Artist In Residence María García performs a piano trio by Joaquin Turina (May 3).
The audience’s experience is intimate and relaxed, and allows for interactions with the musicians in a way no other concert series in Portland offers. Bring your family and friends, and expect the unexpected: as you enjoy world-class classical concerts — up close! Check the EVENTS page for the full line-up of dates, times, locations, and programs.
What is Classical Up Close?
About this video:
"Mary Weisensee (Creative Services Manager at Tualatin Valley Community Television) contacted Classical Up Close in November 2018, and we expressed our interest in doing something with them. She facilitated a meeting with Thaddeus Girard, MACC Administrator and Kevin Howard, production manager, and we talked about Classical Up Close and what kind of production we could do together. Kevin has been the point person ever since. He’s wonderful to work with!" said Nancy Ives, Classical Up Close co-founder and Oregon Symphony principal cello.
We are very grateful to Kevin for his hard work and the beautiful production of this video spotlight on our mission and music. It is currently playing on TVCT, but you can watch it anytime here. We hope you enjoy it!
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