On Tuesday, April 5th at 11 am on KBOO 90.7 fm, host/producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland premiere of The Juliet Letters by fEARnoMUSIC, a 21st century classical ensemble. Dmae talks with three ensemble members: violinist Paloma Griffin, singer Holcombe Waller, and cellist Nancy Ives. We'll hear music from the group and clips from The Juliet Letters. We'll also hear about their Young Composers Project and future events.
The Portland Chamber Orchestra will perform Grigori Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank on Friday April 8th, Saturday April 9th, and Sunday April 10th 2011 in Portland Oregon. Conductor Yaakov (Yaki) Bergman and Soprano Ani Maldjian discuss the music and libretto for this opera with Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus.
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland Playhouse production of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. We'll be talking to Portland Playhouse's Kevin Jones, director,and actors Julianne Johnson and Wendell Wright. Dmae also checks in Mari Watanabe of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival event April 3rd at noon to help raise funds for disaster relief in Japan.
(Pictured left, Julianne Johnson, photo credit: Aaron Lee )