Takács Quartet with Erika Eckert • Dec 5 & 6

The only string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, and the first-ever string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal, the Takács Quartet is widely recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles. They will be joined this year by violist Erika Eckert for Dvořák’s marvelous Viola Quintet. Learn more!

Book Signing with Edward Dusinberre • Dec 7

Edward Dusinberre will be signing and reading from his book Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 pm in the Roger O. Doyle Studio in the Hampton Opera Center. The event is co-sponsored by All Classical Portland. Learn more!

Christian Gerhaher, baritone • Dec 11

German baritone Christian Gerhaher is a highly sought-after performer, particularly celebrated as a Lied singer. The impact of his recitals is best described by comments from Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph (London), who said: “I can’t think of any voice in the world that moves me more…hearing him is something you will want to tell your grandchildren about.” Join us for a free, pre-concert talk by Theresa Koon at 2 pm in Lincoln Hall, Room 225 Learn more!