Dive into Portland history at The Pittock Mansion with Jennifer Gritt, who talks about all things Pittock; what a fascinating family. The mansion was built using local and regional materials, Pittocks ideas were state of the art. The mansion is open to visitors. Don't miss it!
Oregon Symphony Associate Conductor Norman Huynh, talks about conducting, and life as a part of the Oregon Symphony, reminding us of a perfect holiday gift; tickets to our own Oregon Symphony! Coming up are the 20th Anniversary Gospel Christmas, Cirque de la Symphonie, and the wonderful Popcorn Series in which you can watch Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas as the symphony plays the score LIVE!
The Oregon Repertory Singers, one of the most expert choirs in the world, sing because they love it. Artistic Director Ethan Sperry sets the bar high, and with their newest recording of the unparalleled Morten Lauridsen's compositions they reach it. In addition to a chat with Kimberly Skondin, the Artistic Director of ORS Youth Choir, and making music with young people. What a joy to talk about this glorious work!
Heather Redfern is the Executive Director of The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) where she curates a program of over 20 different presentations each season.
For six years the Cultch has partnered with Theatre Replacement to present the East Van Panto. Every year it has become more and more popular, and it is now know as one of Vancouver's favourite holiday traditions.
East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz
Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)
Nov 28 (with Nov 30th Opening)-Jan 6, 2019
About The Cultch:
Now in its 45th season, The Cultch has been one of Vancouver's most diverse and innovative arts and cultural institutions, offering dynamic programming in contemporary theatre, dance, and music by local, national, and international artists. Today, The Cultch continues to enrich the social and cultural life of Vancouver by bringing world-class cultural presentations to the public, supporting the growth of emerging artists and companies, and facilitating dialogue between groups in the Lower Mainland, especially within our local community of East Vancouver. The Cultch is so much more than just a theatre in the physical sense – our organization is looked upon as one of the foremost performing arts presenters in the country. Widely recognized as an innovator and leader, we have played an integral role in the development of British Columbia’s artistic landscape. www.thcultch.com
The love of his job is palpable; Steve Gonzales, Artistic Director of the Jefferson Dancers, with company members Star Coltrin, and Jensen Sears talk about their love of the work with the company and celebrate 25 years of collaboration with their costume designer Earlene Munnerlyn.
What a joy to dive into art making with Samantha Wall. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and now living in Portland, Samantha is represented at Russo Lee Gallery, and is courageously and beautifully expressing her life in her drawings. Don't miss this interview!
Ciao! What a joyful chat with Christopher Mattaliano, General Director of Portland Opera, and Andrea Bartoloni, Honorary Consul of Italy for the State of Oregon, about Verdi's La Traviata, coming up at The Keller Auditorium. We talk all things Italian, including a pre show restaurant recommendation. Ciao!
David Pay loves to share great music and connect musicians in intimate settings; don’t miss this joyful chat with him, and revel in the 2018 MODULUS FESTIVAL, five days celebrating innovative and wondrous music. It begins Friday, November 2, 2018
Today Susannah chats with acting professor Connie's de Veer. Her new book (co written with Jan Elfline) is Actor For Life. Sean Hayes from Will and Grace says: "Connie's ability to connect with actors on an artistic and personal level that gave me all the tools I needed to succeed in this business."
Today, Susannah talks to the spectacular Lila Down who will be sharing with The Oregon Symphony a celebration of Dia de los Muertos. This brilliant artist , combines her unique voice, compelling stage presence, and poignant storytelling to bridge traditions from across the Americas.