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Club Mod LIVE, This Saturday

When: Saturday March 3, 8:00–10:00 pm
Where: All Classical Portland, FM 89.9

Tune in and Join host Robert McBride and guests for a special 2-hour edition of Club Mod, featuring March Music Moderne, Portland Percussion Group, Fear No Music, and more! The program will feature music by Eve Beglarian, Claude Debussy, Tom Johnson, Libby Larsen, Witold Lutoslawski, Robert McBride, Terry Riley, Ned Rorem, Toru Takemitsu, and Somei Satoh.

Tune into 89.9 FM, or stream it here.

Club Mod LIVE

Tune in as host Robert McBride presents a special Club Mod LIVE this Saturday beginning at 8pm, inspired by the Oregon Symphony’s first performance of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony. Quintessential music by Olivier Messiaen, Debussy, Saariaho, Stockhausen and local composers for various combinations of flute, cello and piano. Performers include Amelia Lukas, Valdine Mishkin, and Monica Ohuchi with special guest Ronni Lacroute. This edition of Club Mod Live is part of Messiaen Mélange Musique. Click here for All Classical Program Highlights.

MMM Preview on KBOO, Monday, Nov. 28

Electric Marzena Land & MMMessiaen Mélange Musique preview airs Monday, November 28th from 8-10 pm on KBOO 90.7 FM [streaming at]

KBOOMarzena’s Bob Priest appears on A Different Nature to talk about his latest project — MMMessian Mélange Musique — a series of free concerts and radio broadcasts timed to coincide with the Oregon Symphony’s first ever performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Turangalîla.” Tonight’s program will feature world premieres of electro-acoustic pieces derived from the music of Messiaen by Antonio Celaya, James Harley, Andrew Hosch, and Robert McBride, which were commissioned for the occasion. Also, excerpts from Messaien’s Cinq Rechants, Harawi, Turangalîla, and music by RP Collier, Stuart Dempster, Henryk Górecki, Maurcio Kagel, plus a special Stockhausen music box, and more.

This show will be archived for future listening. Find it here.

Wanna Dance?

Maria Choban: Wanna Dance?
Friday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Community Music Center:  3350 SE Francis


Maria opens Friday’s program with one sadistic Tango by Igor Stravinsky, her own response to a misogynist dancer, and Antonio Celaya’s resounding Chongos Morongos!  If you’re late, you’ll miss it.

Olivier Messiaen’s 50-minute work, Harawi, for soprano (Hannah Penn) and piano (Jeff Payne) follows.

This show is not appropriate for youngsters with limited attention spans.

Don’t miss Bob Priest’s Messiaen Melange Musique: a 4-Day Festival feting the French composer, Olivier Messiaen.

Bob Priest on XRAY Radio TONIGHT

UPDATE: The archived show is available here.

Thanx to Robert Ham over @ XRAY Radio, MMM has a 2-hour festspiel preview tomorrow night. Here’s Robert’s announcement:

XRAY.FMOn this week’s Double Bummer, your host Robert Ham is joined by Bob Priest, the musician and composer, to discuss the upcoming MMMessiaen Fest or as it’s better known: Messiaen Melange Musique, a five-night celebration of the work of French composer Olivier Messiaen that kicks off on November 28th.

They will discuss Priest’s history studying composition with Messiaen and the many amazing events scheduled, as well as sampling some of the music that will be played at the MMM.

Tune in to XRAY starting at midnight PT: 91.1 or 107.1 FM in the Portland metro area, or around the world at

Ear Trumpet, Sept – Dec 2016

Portland New Music Calendar for September – December 2016


Opera Theater Oregon
Two Yosemites
Justin Ralls

Patrick McCulley
Music for Saxophone

Portland Columbia Symphony
A Night at the Movies
John Williams

Huun Huur Tu
New & Old Tuvan Music
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Bob Priest on Club Mod

Bob Priest joined host Robert McBride on July 30 to chat about Messiaen, Messiaen’s Illuminations of the Beyond, Bob’s MMMessiaen Fest coming up in December, and other topics.

You may view the program playlist here. To stream this Club Mod program, go to the All Classical Archive and click on Most Recent Episode. This program will be available through August 13.


106 Keys Makes a Splash in Classical Music Scene

106 Keys image106 Keys has an exciting schedule of performances coming up, including a concert on Dec. 21 at the Portland Piano Company (711 SW 14th Ave., 503-775- 2480). This performance will feature a program of music by David Schiff, Philip Glass and Darius Milhaud among other Jewish composers. Other upcoming concerts include a Dec. 22 show at the Rose Schnitzer Manor and an “After Hours Candlelit Concert,” which is part of the March Music Moderne: Listening to the Here of the Now series. This unique performance, which features the aforementioned Schiff piece, will take place by candlelight at 11 pm on March 14. (Karp bills it as “21st century music, 13th century lighting.”)
—Kerry Politzer, Oregon Jewish Life (read the full article)